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Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters, 2008 edition

cover imageTrade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales. Concise, two-page chapters offer the basics of numerous financing techniques, from open accounts, to forfaiting, to government assisted foreign-buyer financing.

(April 2008, 32 pages)


The Trade Finance Guide is available in PDF format as a complete document and as individual chapters.

Complete Guide
Chapter 1 Methods of Payment in International Trade
Chapter 2 Cash-in-Advance
Chapter 3 Letters of Credit
Chapter 4 Documentary Collections
Chapter 5 Open Account
Chapter 6 Export Working Capital Financing
Chapter 7 Government-Guaranteed Export Working Capital Loan Programs
Chapter 8 Export Credit Insurance
Chapter 9 Export Factoring
Chapter 10 Forfaiting
Chapter 11 Government Assisted Foreign Buyer Financing
Chapter 12 Foreign Exchange Risk Management

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