Financing international trade is a risky business. The terms and conditions of Letters of Credits (LCs) have to be fully complied, otherwise it might lead to rejection and non-payment. This workshop is designed to help participants understand the risks and traps in LC terms and conditions and not accept them blindly without knowing their implications.
Common pitfalls in LC operations
Misconception of the role of sales/marketing team
Instalment shipment vs partial shipment
Consignee trap on airway bill
10% retention sum
Buyer receives all the documents under the LC, but goods may differ
Claused bills of lading
Absence of documents called for in the LC
Insurance cover effective date
Combined transport document pitfalls
Bills of lading confusion pitfalls
Specific ports of lading and discharge
Transport document signing capacity pitfalls
House airway bill pitfalls
Special conditions in LCs
Groundnuts vs peanuts
Soft clauses in LCs
Incompatible terms in LCs
Issuing bank wishes to protect itself
Terms and conditions dominated by a powerful seller
Inspection certificate trap
LC charges pitfalls
Expiry date and place of presentation trap
If you are in management, international sales, purchasing, accounts/finance, shipping, distribution, inventory control, credit control, risk management or in some other way involved in your organisation’s exporting and importing functions., you will really learn and benefit from the seminar.
Victor Tan, MBA (Strathclyde), ACIB, MInstAM, is a qualified Life Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, London and has 15 years of banking experience covering the operational areas of International Trade Finance, Letters of Credit, Remittances, Guarantees, Import and Export departments. He has worked with various International Banks since 1977 starting with Standard Chartered Bank, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, Bangkok Bank, Royal Trust Merchant Bank and lastly Barclays Bank.
*Programme is accurate at the time of print
Day/Date: 15 April 2019, Mon
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee per pax (incl. GST): S$420.00 (Member ) | S$520.00 (Non-Member)
Venue : 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center, #06-01, Singapore 068914
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