Advanced Import/Export Documentation & Letter of Credit

Duration 14 Hours

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Course dates: 27 – 28 Jan, 24 – 25 Feb 2019


Programme Outline

1. International Trade Terms

  • Introduction
  • Division
  • Old and New Incoterms
  • Mode of Transport
  • Ex Works (EXW)
  • Free Carrier (FCA)
  • Free Alongside Ship (FAS)
  • Free On Board (FOB)
  • Cost and Freight (CFR)
  • Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF)
  • Carriage Paid To (CPT)
  • Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP)
  • Delivered At Frontier (DAF)
  • Delivered Ex Ship (DES)
  • Delivered Ex Quay (DEQ)
  • Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU)
  • Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)
  • Why New Incoterms ?
  • Cost Analysis
  • Choosing the Appropriate Terms
  • Uses of Incoterms
  • Case Study

2. International Trade Financing

  • Importance of Banks
  • Types of Banks
  • Services of Commercial Bank
  • Overdrafts and Loan
  • Consideration for Granting Loan or Overdraft
  • Finance of Foreign Trade by Financial Institutions
  • Discounting Bills
  • Export Credit Insurance
  • International Export Factoring
  • Trust Receipt
  • Shipping Guarantee
  • Types of Payment in International Trade
  • Comparison between D/P and D/A


3. Strategy in Trade Financing

  • Introduction
  • What is Letter of Credit?
  • Parties Involve in the Letter of Credit
  • Step-by-Step Operation of Letter of Credit
  • Introduction to UCP
  • Why UCP 600?
  • Who Drafted the UCP 600
  • Major Changes Between UCP 600 and UCP 500
  • UCP 600 and its Prominent Articles
  • Supplement for Electronic Presentation (eUCP)
  • eUCP and its Prominent Articles
  • Application of Letter of Credit
  • Types of Letter of Credit
  • Checking Letter of Credit
  • Presentation of Documents to the Negotiating Bank
  • Bank Survey on Discrepancies
  • Common Discrepancies

4. Fraud and Prevention

  • Malpractice and Weakness in Shipping Practices
  • Fraud Prevention

5. UCP 600
6. eUCP
Course Fee: SMF Members - S$556.40| Non-SMF Members - S$620.60 (Include 7% GST).



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