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Export Letters of Credit

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Course Description:

This teleconference will walk you through the steps in the life of a letter of credit, identifying pitfalls along the way. The teleconference will review and illustrate fundamental principles using real-life examples. Our presenter will explain how these principles apply to both commercial and standby letters of credit and how these two types differ. In particular, you’ll learn why letters of credit might not get paid. Along the way, you will learn about standard and silent confirmation and how to get paid in hours instead of weeks.

Why should you Attend?

Letters of credit used in export sales (commercial L/Cs) are quite different from those credit managers are accustomed to using in domestic sales (standby L/Cs). The biggest difference is that export L/Cs are intended to be drawn on and thereby serve as the means of payment for goods shipped. The “rub” is that they tend to call for more documents, many of which are prepared by third parties. Export L/Cs are designed to serve as a reliable means of credit assurance and also an efficient means of payment. Yet 75% of the time the documents are noncompliant and it can take 3 to 6 weeks to get paid on a “sight” L/C. This session will provide participants with a detailed review of the mechanics of export L/Cs and how they are structured to assure fast payment. The discussion will then focus on the points at which the process tends to break down. Participants will learn how to get paid in one or two days, even when documents are discrepant, how to avoid discrepancies (and non-payment), and how and when to use “silent confirmations.”

Areas Covered:

  • Export Credit Risks

  • What Is a Letter of Credit?

  • Mechanics and Principles of Letters of Credit

  • Confirmed Letters of Credit

  • Usance Letters of Credit

  • Financing Letter of Credit Sales

  • What to Ask for in Your Letters of Credit (Creating an Instructions Form)?
  • Who will benefit?

  • Attorneys

  • Credit & Collection Managers

  • Presidents

  • Vice Presidents

  • Business Owners

  • Managers

  • Insurance Professionals

  • Lending Professionals

  • Accountants

  • Bankers ?

  • Registration Options

    Avail 12 months unlimited access for a single user.

    Material shipped within 15 days post webinar completion & get life time access for unlimited participants.

    Speaker Details

    Buddy Baker

    Buddy Baker

    BFSI Trainer & Consultant

    Buddy is a recognized expert in trade finance and author of numerous magazine articles and the books Users’ Handbook to Documentary Credits under UCP600, Documentary Payments & Short-Term Trade Finance, and The Regulatory Environment of Letters of Credit and Trade Finance. He owns the consulting firm Global Trade Risk Management Strategies, which specializes in educational training, and makes frequent presentations for national associations of exporters, importers, bankers and lawyers.  Mr.

    Refund Policy

    Participants/Registrants for our live events, may cancel up to 72 hours prior to the start of the live session and ComplyArena will issue a letter of credit to be used towards any of ComplyArena's future events. The letter of credit will be valid for 12 months.

    ComplyArena will process refund in cases where the event has been cancelled and is not rescheduled within 90 days from the original scheduled date of the webinar. In case if a live webinar is cancelled, participants/registrants may choose between recorded version of the course or a refund. Refunds will not be processed to participants who do not show up for the webinar. A webinar may be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances, participants will be notified 24 hours before the scheduled start of the event. Contact us via email: or call +1-888-222-5917 (Toll Free).