• e-Learning Programme

    Since its launch more than 3200 specialists from 267 organisations in 35 countries across Eastern Europe, central Asia and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) have taken part in the e-Learning Programme.

  • "This is the first time I've attended the e-Learning awards ceremony. I was impressed by the professionalism of the participants, and even more impressed by their dedication and positive energy! After meeting all these enthusiastic young colleagues in Minsk I dare to predict: the future looks very good for trade finance."

    Hans-Joerg Krohn
    Commerzbank, Germany

    Hoda Abd El Hameed Ezzat El Shimi
    of QNB Alahli with her prize as
    top graduate of the EBRD's
    Trade Finance e-Learning Programme 2016

  • "It was a great pleasure to be part of such an outstanding ceremony in Minsk. Congratulations to all graduates, in particular to our ICC Austria prize winners: Ileana-Otilia Popescu and Ahmed Ismail. Well done!"

    Eleonore Treu,
    ICC Austria

    Eleonore Treu of ICC Austria presents Ileana-Otilia Popescu, Bancpost, Romania with the prize of attendance to
    ICC Austria's Trade Finance Week

  • "I was astonished by the cordial atmosphere. To me, it was as if old friends were being reunited. There were many smiles and everyone paid tribute to one another with respect and professionalism. The TFP e-Learning Programme is a true bridge between generations - young professionals and experienced trade finance specialists - and this ceremony is the pinnacle of it all."

    Konstantin Nagornyak,
    Granum Trading
    Graduate 2017

  • "It is amazing to see how the TFP's worldwide community of banks is growing. The number of experts that graduate each year is impressive and the hugely successful graduation ceremony in Minsk is proof of this; we are all inspired by your enthusiasm and true love of trade!"

    Eugenia Zhiglova,
    KBC Bank,

  • "ICC and EBRD started joint projects to train trade finance professionals back in 2010. This extremely successful partnership has been established to identify and support the future generation of experts in the trade finance industry. ICC supports EBRD's education program because we believe it is the ideal platform to introduce junior talents towards the common work of the international trade community. ICC invites every year one winning student to participate in our technical meeting and to gain access to a wealth of subject-matter expertise from more than 600 members in over 100 countries."

    David Bischof,
    ICC France

EBRD e-Learning Programme

Education is a liberating force, and in our age it is also a democratizing force, cutting across the barriers of caste and class, smoothing out inequalities imposed by birth and other circumstances.

- Indira Gandhi

The Trade Finance e-Learning Programme, jointly launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International chamber of Commerce (ICC) in May 2010, aims to help issuing banks involved in the EBRD's Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) to attain best international practice in trade finance, through building a firm understanding of ICC trade rules and achievement of academic excellence.

The e-Learning Programme content covers all of ICC trade and Incoterms® rules and is written by the world's leading experts in trade finance.

The Trade Finance e-Learning Programme is generously supported by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund and the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility.

Trade Exchange Magazine

WINTER 2017/18

The new winter issue of 2017/18 is now available!

The year 2017 was exciting, but 2018 will be one to remember! The EBRD is extending new limits in Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza, and we will, as always, support green trade.

We will also be leading pioneering projects with trade finance colleagues to face challenges in correspondent banks and compliance relating to international trade.

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Documentary Credit World

January 2019

In This Issue...


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held its EBRD TFP Trade Finance Forum on 18-19 October 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. DCW Executive Editor Christopher Byrnes caught up with EBRD Senior Banker Kamola Makhmudova for her perspectives on the significance of this event in the trade finance calendar.

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Latest News

Minsk e-Learning graduation 2017

Top trade finance talent

EBRD Team September, 2017

The EBRD’s TFP team once again hosted the annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme in Minsk on 17 March 2017.

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Awarding Outstanding Performance

EBRD Team March, 2016

The annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme was once again held in Minsk, Belarus, on 17 March 2016. It took place as part of the joint EBRD and Worldwide Expert Conferences event, “Belarus: Trade Finance 2016”.

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IFG signed an agreement with EBRD to deliver Introduction to Factoring

EBRD Team January, 2016

International Factors Group (IFG) is delighted to announce that they have today reached an agreement with The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) whereby IFG will provide EBRD and its Trade Facilitation Programme Partner Banks with access to IFG’s unique e-Foundation Course in Factoring.

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OUR Students speak for us

Here you can find some of our students feedback

  • "The e-Learning Programme allows you to learn around a busy work and family life. The excellent course material and tutorials improved my knowledge of Trade Finace and helped me to solve some dilemmas that I had in my daily work."

    Nadica Bosilkiova Boskova Officer in Charge in the International Payment Operations Unit, Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
  • "I enjoyed the Programme immensely. The modules take the student from the very basic concepts of trade finance to the depths of each topic. As a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS), the training really complemented my existing knowledge."

    Mohamed El-Naggar Senior Supervisor in the Trade Finance Unit, National Bank of Egypt
  • "These courses have really helped my knowledge of letters of credit and UCP600. Many thanks to the EBRD for this opportunity!"

    Sviatoslav Kuzmych Deputy Head of Financial Institutions & Trade Finance Division. The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine JSC, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • "The TFP e-Learning Programme gave me a great opportunity to develop professionally ...and make new friends!"

    Sergey Kostogryz Head of Documentary Business Department Raiffeisen Bank Aval PJSC, Kyiv, Ukraine