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CTF Certificate in Trade Finance

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Course Overview

This course systematically analyses the various types of trade finance products including how and why they are used, the benefits they provide to exporters/importers, how they are structured and why they enable risk to be identified, managed, mitigated and transferred. A wide variety of trade products will be explained including Documentary Collections, Letters of Credit in their various forms, Bonds/Guarantees/Standby Letters of Credit and the numerous ways in which trade finance is provided, both pre and post shipment.

The course will also examine how trade finance differs from other forms of lending and the attractiveness of trade products to corporates as a form of working capital finance and also to banks, both in terms of broadening client relationships and in the cost effective use of their balance sheet.

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5 Key Takeaways

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A broad understanding of the full range of trade finance products.

How trade products can be appropriately structured to meet the specific needs of the buyer and seller (and the banks providing them).

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Using trade products to increase international business in a safe way via risk identification and mitigation techniques.

How risks can be transferred between parties.

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The benefits of trade finance over other forms of finance (for a corporate and a bank).

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Course Outline

DAY ONE

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TRADE FINANCE

  • The course commences with a review of the fundamentals of international trade and the key considerations of exporters and importers in choosing trading terms together with the risks and benefits of each. A structured approach is then adopted to assess the need for working capital via examination of the asset conversion cycle and the trade cycle and how trade finance can address this need. We will also contrast the benefits of trade finance versus other forms of cash flow finance.

Key components of international trade

  • General considerations of the buyer and seller

  • The different methods of international trade; analysis of the trade risk ladder and the benefits to the exporter/importer (and to the banks providing the trade solution)

  • Currency exposures and managing FX risk

  • The international settlement process

  • The use of trade finance to provide working capital

  • Examination of the typical trade cycle to determine the financing need

  • The benefits of trade finance over other forms of finance for the “borrower” and the bank

  • Risk identification and mitigation

  • A framework for risk identification is explored (trade finance products are not “risk free”)

  • Incoterms 2010 governing the costs and responsibilities for the sale and movement of goods

  • The various types of risks inherent in international trade will be analysed and how these risks may be mitigated. These will extend to sovereign risk (default and currency inconvertibility) and bank failure and what may happen to trade transactions captured by such events.

  • How trade finance products are used to transfer risk between parties

Key documentation

  • Examination of the different types of documents typically used in international trade and their relevance

  • Risk issues in negotiating documentation

  • The importance of the bill of lading and comparison with other transport documents

  • Understand the primary role of the Bill or Exchange

DAY TWO

INTRODUCTION TO TRADE PRODUCTS

  • We then move on to discuss the most commonly used trade products, examine in detail how they operate, consider the advantages they provide to the exporter and importer, explain how risk is transferred between the exporter and the importer and onto the banks providing the trade solution and finally how each product can provide a financing solution.

Documentary Collections

  • How risk can pass from the importer to the bank via avalisation of the bill of exchange and how this can facilitate finance to both the exporter and the importer

Documentary Letters of Credit in a “vanilla” form

  • The key differences to a documentary collection will be highlighted

  • Explanation of the roles and undertakings of the Issuing, Advising and Confirming banks and who bears the risk

  • The international rules governing Documentary Letters of Credit (UCP600) will be examined in detail by considering each of the 39 articles and highlighting the importance of key articles in avoiding disputes

  • The issuance, document negotiation and payment processes will be described in detail

  • An exercise will reinforce the understanding of the various parties involved

  • Common problems that can arise for the exporter

  • Potential early warning signals to the importer

DAY THREE

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Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which the founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering.

With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Dubai, Riyadh, Jonkoping, Skopje, Accra, and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 10000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region.

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This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

The target audience is varied including bankers working in client relationship, transaction banking sales & product areas and credit & risk roles and also corporate professionals who require a working knowledge of trade finance.

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Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.

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The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 447 5711 or [email protected].

The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.

Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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