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Grains & Oilseeds – At the Forefront of Global Trade
Grains and Oilseeds represent a considerable proportion of the global soft commodities market. Trade Finance Global works with a number of agri and grain traders to help them increase their trades across multiple jurisdictions. Whatever your trade flow, our aim is to help you increase your receivables or trade lines, work in different jurisdictions and help your trading company grow.
Grain and Oilseeds
Corn – This feed is one of the most versatile and complex crops, used as both staple crop and animal feed.
Wheat – Another cereal crop and second most consumed in the world is grown mostly in China and India
Soybean – the world’s most important oilseed, find out a market overview of soybean as well as financing options for traders
Rice – One of the most commonly traded crops, rice is traded worldwide. Get a market overview on rice from TFG
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Unlike some of our competitors, we are not tied to any lenders, we work with over 270 banks, funds, trade financiers and grain specialists to help your grain get from A to B, as well as structuring the most appropriate financing for your company.
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Grain and Oilseeds Knowledge Hub
- Global and Economic Update on Grains – What drives the price of grains, and what have the trends been this year? Read more →
- Agricultural Market Information Systems – What’s the use of data monitoring tools such as AMIS and how are farmers using this to monitor acreage and drive productivity? Read more →
- Rapeseed & Soybean Market Overview – An overview of the important oilseeds, soybean and rapeseed, and recent market trends. Read more →
- Fertiliser Market Overview – An overview of the importance of fertiliser and trends. Read more →
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Types of Financing for Soft Commodities and Grains
- Letters of Credit
- Bills of Lading
- Receivables Finance
- Detention vs Demurrage
- Bonds and Guarantees
- Pre Export Finance
- Prom Notes
What is a Letter of Credit
Letters of credit (LCs), also known as documentary credits are financial instruments, issued by banks or specialist trade finance institutions, where payment is made to the exporter on behalf of the buyer, if the terms specified in the LC are fulfilled.
How can a Bill of Lading help me transport goods?
A bill of lading will set out a list of the cargo which the ship is carrying as a receipt; this is provided by the master of the ship to the person who is consigning the goods. We sometimes see that it is abbreviated to be BoL or B/L. It is issued by a carrier of goods to acknowledge that they are in receipt of a cargo for shipment.
What is receivables finance?
Receivables financing (or accounts receivable finance) is a finance arrangement in which a company uses finance flowing in (such as from overdue invoices) to go into an asset financing arrangement. The word ‘receivables’ is often spoken about in corporates or commodity trading houses, but simply put, it addresses finance flowing to a company – through debts owed or the outstanding invoices.
What is the difference between demurrage and detention?
Demurrage and detention are incredibly important terms that often lead to abandoning of container ship cargoes if the costs and meaning are not fully anticipated – so we’ve put together a quick guide outlining what these terms mean and why they’re important to understand.
What are Bonds and Guarantees?
A Guarantee or Bond provides a purchaser the security of a guarantee if there is a failure by the seller failure to meet its contractual obligation.
What is pre-export financing?
Pre-export finance is a financial instrument where a funder advances funds to a business based on historic orders from buyers. The business will normally use the funds to produce and supply goods for the buyer.
What are promissory notes?
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes are independent payment undertakings (debt obligations) from one person to another. They are codified under the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, which were developed and interpreted by courts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What drives the prices of grains and oilseeds?
What is the AgTech revolution?
AgTech, also known as Agricultural Technology, is any technology which has been used in agri and grain industries to help increase productivity, yield and thus making the grains supply chain more efficient. As competition has increased due to more markets supplying grain, as well as productivity continuously improving, with the threat of an increasing population restraining acreage globally, the crops and grains market has seen lots of technological disruption to combat this.
How are crops traded and financed?
Small and large traders typically use receivables finance and secured financing to grow their trade lines across numerous trade flows.
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