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PDS 223 International Trade Finance




Course Description

This course addresses financial methods and tools used to conduct international business transactions successfully. Risks such as commercial and country are discussed, as are risk-mitigating techniques, their use and legal implications. You will acquire a broad overview of the nature and scope of trade finance, in particular the 'Four Pillars' of trade finance (payment facilitation, risk management, financing and provision of information related to the transaction). Other topics include, the impact of technology on trade finance and the importance of export credit agencies and international financial institutions in international trade.

Course Details

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Acquire a broad overview of the nature and scope of trade finance; in particular the 'Four Pillars' of trade finance; payment facilitation, risk management, financing and provision of information related to a transaction
  • Understand the impact of technology on trade finance
  • Understand the major products and services related to trade finance, including the role and requirement of each party to a transaction
  • Appreciate the importance of export credit agencies and international financial institutions in international trade
  • Understand the importance of adequate planning relative to the financial aspects of international trade


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