Trade Finance, Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Trade Finance, Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

Securing company’s assets while transacting with local and international customers is critical for the success and sustainability of a business. In this course, you will learn how to properly transact with foreign companies to support your topline without sacrificing your assets and financial stability. You will also learn how to negotiate with trade counter-parties to secure favorable commercial terms.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand trade finance fundamentals and best practices
  • Explore banking facilities related to trade finance
  • Better negotiate contracts commercial terms
  • Understand and utilize different types of available letters of credit
  • Understand and utilize different types of available letters of bank guarantee

Target Audience

Financial controllers, procurement professionals, financial analysts, business development managers, financial managers, management accountants, business analysts and treasury professionals.

Target Competencies

  • Understanding trade finance
  • Negotiating commercial terms
  • Securing assets and profitability
  • Utilizing trade finance tools to support revenues
  • Mitigating trade finance risks
  • Trade finance
    • What is trade finance?
    • Exporter and importer conflicting goals
    • Risks involved
      • Product and manufacturing
      • Transport
      • Commercial
      • Adverse business
      • Political
      • Currency
      • Financial
    • Participants in international trade transactions
    • Terms of payments
    • Critical questions in selecting terms of payment
    • Shipping documents
    • Shipping terms
    • Documentary collection
    • Documentary credit
    • International trade issues
  • Banking facilities and services for exporters and importers
    • Overdraft facilities
    • Negotiation with banks
    • Bills advance
    • Documents presented
    • Factoring
    • Loan against imports
    • Trust receipt facilities
    • Export credit insurance
  • Contractual relationship between contract parties
    • Buyer versus seller
    • Applicant versus issuing bank
    • Issuing bank versus beneficiary
    • Issuing bank, advising bank and beneficiary
    • Issuing bank, confirming bank and beneficiary
    • Beneficiary versus negotiating bank
  • Letters of credit
    • Transferable credit
    • Back to back credit
    • Red clause credit
    • Revolving credit
    • Standby credit
    • Accounting treatment
    • Disadvantages of the letter of credit
    • Letter of credit discrepancies
    • Terms of sale and delivery
  • Letters of bank guarantee
    • Tender guarantee
    • Advance payment guarantee
    • Performance guarantee
    • Warranty bond
    • Retention guarantee
    • Accounting treatment

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Per participant

USD 1,750

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

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