A documentary trade credit (DTC) is a trade finance substitute for a commercial bank documentary letter of credit. A DTC is issued and negotiated under the same UCP guidelines as a documentary letter of credit; except the funds supporting the instrument are available with a third party international escrow company instead of a commercial bank.
On the 15th November, 2020 several Heads of State/ Government of the Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other nations met virtually to witness the signing of The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement – solidifying over 8 years of negotiations and challenges.
Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions announces the launch of a green time deposit product with enhanced yield.
The present article discusses the potential benefits of using blockchain technology for trade finance activities and highlights significant challenges facing the blockchain’s adoption
We take a look at the role of multilaterals and public-private partnerships can help the trade finance community achieve sustainability objectives.
EUF plays an important role for our industry today more than ever and confirming FCI’s support regarding the lobbying of the new definition of default with the EBA.
How will the crisis affect the technical underwriting methodology of credit insurers and the crisis as accelerator of digitization?
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), colloquially termed ‘blockchain’ has been touted to disrupt trade and supply chain, as well it’s financing, for over 5 years. Following on from TFG, WTO and ICC’s ‘Periodic Table’ enlisting 39 projects in global trade utilising DLT, we’ve relaunched our table, indicating that the industry has considerably matured and evolved in less than 12 months.
Berne Union members have engaged in a virtual ‘stocktake’ of the state of the export credit and investment insurance industry during the COVID pandemic.
TFG’s Deepesh Patel caught up with FCI’s Chairman, Mr. Patrick de Villepin, and FCI Vice Chairman, Mrs. Daniela Bonzanini, on the critical role of Receivables finance industry in the recovery of global trade growth during this challenging period.
Ian Sayers, ITCs Senior Adviser for Access to Financing takes a closer look and explains how they may support ITCs work to improve conditions for the continent’s MSMEs.
The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating trends and technologies that came online before January 2020 and were just getting traction.
TFG’s Deepesh Patel heard from Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers on lessons learned from the
Covid-19 pandemic on building resilience in treasury.
Since documentary collection is not a risk mitigation tool, it is appropriate to use this form of payment with caution to advise operators to follow a scientific approach in the management of this payment instrument.
Today we’re joined by UKTPO’s L. Alan Winters, talking about the power of good trade policy, how trade negotiations are done, and how to mitigate the negative effects of trade.