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International Trade Finance


This course is designed to assist the participants in understanding some of the important issues, products, services and documentation associated with international trade. Participants will learn how to identify customer needs and recommend appropriate product solutions, assess various risks to both bank and customer in international trade transactions and explain and identify ways of mitigating that risk. Participants will also be able to explain and carry out the processes involved in documentary collections, documentary letters of credit and contract guarantees, as well as understand the purpose and application of the various International Chamber of Commerce rules and practices.


Content Highlights

International trade finance and various risks involved
The importance and characteristics of international trade finance
The main documentation used in international trade transactions
Establishing the most appropriate methods and terms of payment
Risk perceptions in international trade transactions
Letters of Credit, Guarantees, and Collections
International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS)
Instruments of trade finance Types of letters of credit and its documentation
Uniform customs and practices for documentary credits UCP 600
Sanctions and Political Factors


Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to understand:

The aspects of the global business trade process
Common payment terms and instruments used in international trade
Trade Finance Payment and Settlement methods
Documentation Supporting International Trade Transactions and their associated requirements
Basics of Letters of Credit, Guarantees and Collections and their relevant documentation
Types and forms of letters of credit
Common Letter of Credit Discrepancies
Synopsis of ICC's Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits UCP 600

Course Facts

5 days; 30 hours



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Hussain Ismail
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Qatar Finance and Business Academy- QFBA, Qatar


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