Training Course

  • Documentary Credits Masterclass

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    Course dates

    2 August 2017


    SG$ 2995.00

    - 08/09/2017

Course Summary

Despite increased digitalisation, documentary credits still play a pivotal part role in international trade, particularly in developing markets. This intensive seminar will provide a practical and interactive analysis of regulation, practice and risk in international trade and documentary credits.

This highly valuable, practical and pitch-free content will get you up-to-date on the latest practices.


Synopsis of course

Day 1 masterclass you will:

  • Understand the financing of international trade
  • Assess the parties, their roles, contractual relationships, legal obligations and responsibilities under the UCP
  • Analyse key trade instruments & payment mechanisms
  • How and when not to use standby credits and the risks to consider
  • Identify the risks of using guarantees and how to mitigate these
  • Recognize the suitability of collections and comparison with Open Account
  • Analyse the arguments for and against the revision of UCP 600 and review the UCP 700
  • Gain insight into best practices, pitfalls and risks on issuing a documentary credit
  • Cover the use of red and green clause credits, revolving credits, evergreen credits, transferable credits and back-to-back credits.

Day 2 masterclass you will:

  • Examine International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP) for the examination of documents under UCP 600 (ISBP 745)
  • Receive an update on financial crime, KYC and AML initiatives in International Trade
  • Review practical interactive case study: Checking documents
  • Understand how to balance the autonomy principle of documentary credits with the challenges of regulation, compliance and fraud
  • Review letters of indemnity in oil transactions: Key considerations

Who should attend

  • Trade, export and commodity finance executives
  • Import and export managers
  • Corporate bank relationship managers
  • Staff within credit and risk management functions
  • Relationship managers within financial institutions
  • Trade operations personnel

About the training provider

Led by John Turnbull, Director at Certis International, Senior Banker and Trade Finance specialist with 35 years experience of origination, negotiation, structuring, risk management and regulation of the full range of international trade transactions. Formerly Joint General Manager and Global Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd, Head of Global Trade Finance, London at SBC (now UBS) and Head of Trade Finance at Paribas, London. John has acted as expert witness in a number of high-profile trade finance legal cases. He was Co-Chair of the ICC Commission on Banking Technique and Practice’s Consulting Group on the most recent revision of the UCP. For 10 years since its inception he was the Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks Trade Finance Committee. Chairman of the ICC UK Banking Committee and member of the ICC Banking Commission Global Financial Crime Committee and the joint ICC/Wolfsberg Committee. Representative on many national and international trade committees, including previously a Board Member of the International
Energy Credit Association in the USA, a current long-standing member of the IECA European committee and a member of the editorial board of GTR’s flagship magazine, Global Trade Review.

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