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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.

EBRD e-Learning Team


Tel: +44 20 7338 6000
Email: eLearning@ebrd.com
Web: www.ebrd.com/tfp




European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom


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