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Advanced Financing of International Trade
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Financing of international trade includes such activities as lending, issuing letters of credit, export credit and insurance. Knowledge of these processes is essential for anyone working in an international trade environment responsible for ensuring payment on time, financing and overall efficient trade performance.

This course evaluates in detail the instruments of trade and payment performance, such as Letters of Credit and Bonds & Guarantees, and how businesses can use these instruments as part of a Trade Finance suite to maximise business profitability and working capital.


Who should attend

  • Trade Compliance Managers
  • Finance Directors, Controllers and Managers
  • Credit Controllers
  • Export Managers
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Managers


Learning outcomes

A strategic perspective on the payment and trade instruments of advanced international trade

  • Letters of Credit    
  • Bonds & Guarantees  
  • Leveraging Trade Instruments to win export contracts

SMART Exporting: receiving payment on time and in order

  • Credit Referencing   
  • Retaining control through the export cycle
  • Where risk passes in the trade transaction

Maximising the working capital cycle in international trade

  • The Supply Side      
  • The Stock Side        
  • The Sales Side

Finance support from the UK Government

  • The role of UK Export Finance

Defining and implementing financial compliance

  • Compliance with Trade Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering regulation
  • The role and expectations of parties to the trade transaction

Managing Financial Risk

  • Financial liabilities that can arise
  • The risk of non-payment
  • Country risk
  • Currency risk

Project Finance


Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 15 points


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Dates and locations

Start date

End date


09/05/2018 09/05/2018 London Book now
26/09/2018 26/09/2018 London Book now


Related courses:      
Letters of credit International Business Essentials UK US Export Controls
Letters of Credit International Business Essentials UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding



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