ITC SME Trade Academy – Export Finance & Payments

Focusing on real-world exporting experiences, this course offered by International Trade Centre’s Trade Academy, takes participants on a journey through the trade finance industry with the aim of providing them with the ability to not only identify and access appropriate pre- and post-shipment trade finance products, but also to effectively negotiate payment terms with buyers (importers). The course uses a hands-on approach to introduce bills of exchange, documentary credits and documentary collections, before concluding by showing participants how to manage foreign exchange risks and use export credit insurance and/or demand guarantees to minimize the issues involved in offering open account terms.


The course is delivered in three modules and takes a total of 12 hours over a 3-week period. The course is free of charge. Check the ITC Trade Academy website for the first next starting date and how to enrol.