EBRD e-Learning Programme


This course represents 2 hours of structured online training which provides an introduction to trade finance. The objective of this training course is to provide better understanding of trade finance products, principles and risk management.

Course Contents

The training is divided into 4 Modules:

Module 1: Financing International trade
This section looks at the key considerations you need to think about when getting involved in International Trade and how the Trade Finance Services of banks can help you.

  • The role of banks in facilitating international trade
  • Some of the challenges in international trade
  • The risks and costs of international trade
  • The difference between using Trade Finance Products for International Trade, compared to using traditional Local Bank Financing

Module 2: Trade Finance Products

The most common Trade Finance Products used in International Trade are Documentary Collections, Documentary Credits and Guarantees or Standby Letters of Credit and Trade Loans.
This section looks in greater detail at each product, identifying the benefits and risks to both the exporter and the importer and the product cycle from application to final payment.

Module 3: International Trade Documents
In this section we will outline the role of commercial and transport documents in facilitating international trade and finance.

We will look at:

  • The role of commercial and transport documents in international trade and finance
  • The most commonly used commercial and transport documents
  • Basic role of financial documents
  • How documents can on occasion be used to control the goods

Module 4: Assessment
The Assessment module provides trainees with the opportunity to test their understanding and practical application of trade finance products to undertake secure international trade business.

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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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OUR Students speak for us

Here you can find some of our students feedback

  • "The best online training I have ever seen for people working in trade finance and documentary operations."

    Alexander Kim Head of Trade Finance Credit Bank of Moscow OJSC, Moscow
  • "Experienced managers, like myself, can study the latest changes in the international rules and standards at any time."

    Olena Kozoriz Head of Financial Institutions and Trade Finance at Ukreximbank, Ukraine
  • "A perfect opportunity for improvement of one's professional skills in the world of trade finance."

    Mikhail Timofeev Head of Trade and Structured Finance Transcapitalbank JSC, Moscow, Russia
  • About two-week dedicated training course she received at Commerzbank in Germany

    "A great opportunity for me to continue my professional development and establish close relationships with colleagues in other banks."

    Zaure Salimbayeva Head of Structured & Trade Finance Sector, Corporate Finance Department at Bank CenterCredit JSC, Kazakhstan