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State Bank of India: Fundamentals of International Trade Finance

The course is aimed at providing a comprehensive knowledge into the world of international trade finance. The course comprises of various trade finance products for exporters and importers, Sanctions scenario, emerging trends in International Trade Finance and latest technological innovations.

Fundamentals of International Trade Finance
4 weeks
12–18 hours per week
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About this course

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International trade is an essential component of every economy in the world. International markets offer a wider spectrum of opportunities and challenges in trade. Globalization and liberalization across the world along with easy availability of Trade Finance has further lead the way in broadening of foreign trade. Trade Finance refers to the availability of various structured and unstructured products for exporters and importers for financing their working capital cycle. Without adequate trade Finance, growth and development opportunities for the businesses are scarce. As per a WTO study in 2020, up to 80 percent of global trade is supported by some sort of financing or credit insurance.

As technology continues to transform the processes and systems, a new era is emerging in international trade finance. There is a growing demand for trade finance professionals from the banking as well as from the corporate sector. To meet the growing demand one must be technically skilled, understand the inherent risks and have thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedure that govern international trade.

We at State Bank of India (SBI) are recognized as the premier bank of the country, not only in terms of size and customer base but also for our adherence to the best practices in the areas of Credit, International Banking, Compliance and Risk Management.

State Bank Academy is one of the State of the Art Apex Training Institutes (ATI) of State Bank of India established in 1982. The Institute trains professionals in the field of Credit, International Banking, Compliance and Risk. Our core strength lies in experienced faculties, who are professional bankers with hands on experience of working in their domain.

In this course, we shall endeavour to describe various stages of international trade where financing is required along with methods of financing international trade Comparative advantages and applications of these methods would also be discussed. Dedicated modules cover the detailed methods of settlements followed by processes and practices in traditional trade finance products viz. Letter of Credit, Bank Guarantees and Standby Letter of Credits.

There are also modules on Sanctions, Trade Based Money Laundering and safeguards required for necessary compliances.

The course concludes with emerging trends in international trade finance products in backdrop of technological innovations.

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What you'll learn

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1. This course aims to give learners a systematic overview of various aspects of international trade finance and associated risks.

2. The learners will gain a deeper insight of Trade Finance Mechanism and understanding various stages where finance is required

3. Learners will get to know the methods of financing international trade along with their comparative advantages and applications.

4. The learners will know the sanctions and regulatory compliances associated with trade finance products.

Module I Overview of Trade Finance

Module II Documentary Credits & Guarantees

Module III Export & Import Credit

Module IV Documents & Compliances

Module V Future Outlook

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