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Introduction to International Trade Finance

Start Date:
10 Dec 2018
QAR 4500
Course Name: Introduction to International Trade Finance
Course Information
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.
They 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.
Upon the completion of this course, the participant will have:
  • A practical knowledge and understanding of the aspects of the global business planning process
  • Evaluating the internal and external environment to identify potential marketing threats and opportunities
  • Understand the trade documentation used in international trade
  • Coordinating with other departments to calculate the true cost, benefits, and risks of proposed transactions in order to implement risk management policies
  • Assessing political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish the financial costs and viability
  • Evaluating foreign currency exchange risk and selecting, implementing, and managing risk mitigation techniques to protect the company against fluctuation of foreign exchange
  • Establishing the most appropriate methods an terms of payment
  • Be equipped with knowledge to avoid trade disputes and protect the interest of their financial institutions
Target Audience
Individuals whose present knowledge or experience in the subject is limited, or who are or are shortly to be engaged in the Trade Finance Department of their bank or organization
Pre-requisite knowledge for the course may be obtained through prior certified learning or experiential learning at the workplace.
Minimum Prerequisites - Other
6 months to 1 year experience in any trade finance role
Course Structure
Lectures, videos, case studies and discussions
Course Facts
Duration:  3 Days

Program Content
Combination of theory and practice involving:
  • International trade finance and various risks involved
  • Documentation in international trade finance
  • Inco Terms
  • 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

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