International Trade and Export Finance

Trade Finance

International trade financing includes services such as lending facilities, issuing Letters of Credit (LCs), export factoring (companies receive funds against invoices or accounts receivable), forfaiting (purchasing the receivables or traded goods from an exporter), export credits (to reduce risks to investors when providing trade or supply chain finance), and insurance (during delivery and shipping, also covers currency risk and exposure), among others on an international scale. 

Our Trade Finance course provides a practical, in-depth understanding of international trade and commodity finance. Examining the conflicting needs of importer and exporter, risk mitigation and working capital solutions for both parties.

20 July, 2021 - 23 July, 2021
NGN 150,000.00; Early-bird rate: N120, 000.00
Online (Virtual)


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What you'll learn

Learning Objectives:

This course will de-mystify the trade finance market to give you a better understanding of the role that Trade plays in helping clients do more business using traditional products.

In this highly practical programme, you will learn how to identify intrinsic risks in potential transactions and explain how these might be mitigated using tools and practices supported by example market transactions and exercises.

You will also become familiar with the sometimes-complex language and terminology surrounding Trade.

After completing the course, you will be better equipped to spot opportunities to write well-structured, lower risk Trade Finance business.

As a result, you should develop a deeper understanding of your customer’s requirements and elevate your position to that of trusted advisor.

Course Contents:

  • Financing in the emerging markets
  • Transaction structures
  • Receivables financings
  • Commercial insurance arrangements
  • Commodities: how to finance their production, processing and sale
  • Export credit finance, multi-source financings and risk sharing
  • Dispute resolution and lots more

Who should attend?

If you currently work or are aspiring to work in a role that deals with trade finance at any level, this course is for you.

These include general practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as:

  • Relationship management
  • Credit and compliance managers
  • Risk managers but with an interest in trade finance

Why Learn with IEOM

We are a specialty learning provider. We focus exclusively on international trade and export business and as such, we are highly committed to delivering the best content to our clients.

After completing this international trade finance course, you will have developed a comprehensive understanding of trade finance instruments and financing structures used to facilitate commodity flows, good foundational understanding of global trade and how companies settle their cross border commercial activities, what their basic needs are, identify the risks as well as how to mitigate those risks.

Additionally, this module is part of our certificate courses at the Institute (Certificates in Export Management and Certificate in Export Operations). Hence, completion of this module earns you credits towards any of these certificate awards.

Register to Attend

Registration for this course is not currently available as there are no scheduled training sessions. Please check back or contact us for more information on upcoming dates for this course.

IEOM is an independent, trusted resource and advisor to more than 300+ enterprises and business leaders, providing critical insights on the latest trends/practices in international trade.