Trade Finance: A Pragmatic Approach

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

byTarsem Bhogal, Arun Trivedi

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The global trading system is undergoing a period of transition. Shifting economic circumstances, major advances in technology and the emergence of new players all underscore that we are on the edge of major change. Persistent imbalances continue to be a cause of concern in some major economies. In such a climate of uncertainty only one thing is certain- that there is a great need to strengthen the global trading system.

Based on the authors' work and experience as practitioners Trade Finance addresses key topics relating to a gamut of international trade: letters of credit mechanism, collections of bills, trade customs and practice, and more. Dealing with complicated implementation issues in a forthright and comprehensive fashion, it will rapidly become an essential tool for navigating solutions to international trade finance, for both beginners as well as industry practitioners.

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The global trading system is undergoing a period of transition. Shifting economic circumstances, major advances in technology and the emergence of new players all underscore that we are on the edge of major change. Persistent imbalances continue to be a cause of concern in some major economies. In such a climate of uncertainty only one...

TARSEM BHOGAL is the Principal of the Staff Training Centre, Association of Indian Banks in the U.K. Previously a senior faculty member of an international bank's Regional Staff Training and Development Centre in London, Bhogal set up a Regional Staff Training Centre of a public sector bank in northern India. He has been a practical b...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.54 × 6.37 × 0.92 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553788

ISBN - 13:9780230553781

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Table of Contents

International Trade and Inherent Risks * Services offered by commercial banks * Methods of Trade * Methods of Payment/Settlement of Account * Bills of Exchange, Collections, Purchasing and Discounting * Definition of a Bill of Exchange * Collection of Bills - Procedural Aspects: * Documentary Letters of Credit * Letters of Credit - Types * Methods of Payment Settlement * Incoterms * Documents in Foreign Trade - Significance * Negotiation of Documents * Electronic Documents (EUCP) * Scrutiny of Documents - Procedures * Common Irregularities in Documents * Compliance of Terms * International Bonds and Guarantees * Society for Worldwide Inter-bank Financial Telecommunications * International Chamber of Commerce Rule for Dispute Resolution * Export Risks Insurance And ECGD * Marine Insurance * Glossary * Index