Trade Finance

Trade Finance

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The course on the "Trade Finance" starts with existence of trade from time immemorial, its trajectory of growth from its nascent stage to its current level due to various innovations and technological progress it has made over a period of time. Trade and trade finance go hand in hand, as they are inter-related. The different types of Economic and Political risks alongwith other inherent risks associated with trade are explained in detail by giving certain examples from history of trade, for easy understanding and capturing of the subject, by the new comers in the field as also, it helps to refresh the subject for the veterans in the field. Risks of buyers and sellers in trade finance are shown by way of suitable diagrams. The hints about interests of both sellers and buyers in trade are also narrated.

The various methods of mitigating risks by banks like, taking insurance, obtaining credit reports of the new buyers to know their net worth, past history about payment settlement for transactions, need of mentioning all relevant details of the sales / purchases, terms of payment and delivery, before concluding a contract, advising to book a forward contract to hedge against any adverse currency fluctuation, seeking legal opinion from experts, for more clarity, which are important aspects of a trade finance, are narrated in detail.

The role of ICC in the trade finance giving clear cut definitions of various terms of trade, entities involved in the trade, their responsibilities, its publications for reference and settlement of disputes among the trade partners is very vital and significant as these clauses are accepted as the final verdicts on the subject. Narration of different types of LC and its use under relevant occasions during the trade, mitigation of risks involved in the trade, are explained in detail.

The significance of exports of a country and how they will affect the Balance of Payment position of that country is explained and the reasons to boost the export trade of a country are narrated for easy understanding of a new comer in the field. How and under what conditions, a Preshipment finance or Post shipment finance is given to an exporter, are narrated in detail. The various terms of INCOTERMS used in the trade are explained, so also what is Forward and how a forward contract mitigates the risk of exchange rate volatility, is explained well. What is SWIFT, its role in today’s world for faster communication among banks, various types of messages used through Swift and codes used for typical message type etc. are explained for the benefit of the listeners / readers.

What kind of import finance is given by banks / Financial Institutions worldwide, how are guarantees issued by a bank and what precautions are to be taken at the time of issuing the guarantees by a bank, are of prime importance, since it affects very badly on the position of a Banks’ balance sheet on its invocation, are clearly explained.

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   Stream  Banking & Finance
   Duration  4 hours
   Course Validity  Lifetime
   Language  English
   Operating Software  Windows XP or higher


Section 1: Introduction to Trade Finance

1 Basic of Trade and Trade Finance 05:56 What is Trade and Trade Finance how they are different from one another. Transformation of Trade from the "Barter System" to the present stage.Establishment of Stock exchanges and its benefits to the common man.

2 Definition of Trade andTrade Finance 03:57 How Trade and Trade finance is defined. How a bank mitigates the risk of exporter by use of trade finance.

3 Obectives of Trade 08:13 Why a country exports goods and imports quality material from other geographical location of the world.? The need for a healthy competiion to manufacture good quality products meant for exports. How the productivity and efficiency will increase trade finance ? Why the certification of the Six Sigma is needed ? Use and effect of bank guarantees in the international trade.

Section 2: Learning about Trade Activities

4 Objectives of Buyer and Seller 09:48 Who are the parties involved in a trade transaction.? The various objectives of Buyer and Seller in a trade transaction. Duties of a bank while handling transactions with its customers.

5 Continuation of Objectives of Buyer and Seller 09:18 Advice of banks to both exporters and importers for a smooth trade. The need of Insurance for the goods shipped.

6 Risks involved in Trade 09:55 Global happenings in trade. What are Economic and Political Risks involved in trade and how they can be mitigated by banks ?

7 Continuation of Risks Involved in Trade 09:45 The kind of risks involved are basically classified into Economic and Political Risks. The various factors which affects both exporters and importers like Exchange risk, settlement risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, operational risk, legal risk etc. have to mitigated by various means, though completely all risks cannot be controlled


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