Certificate course in International Trade Finance



A brief note about the course:

Trade Finance is one of the traditional forms of bank finance in India. In view of reforms and liberalization, this has gained a new significance. Many of the practices in trade finance have evolved over a period of time and some are guided by Ministry of Commerce and Reserve Bank of India, besides WTO and International Chamber of Commerce through UCPDC 600. With the increase in the volume of trade both domestically and internationally, there is a need for trade finance professionals from banks as well as corporates. This comprehensive course aims:
To provide candidates with competencies required to function as trade finance practitioners.
To enable candidates to possess the needed skill and knowledge to understand clients' needs.
To enable candidates to handle trade bills of individual clients.
To enable candidates to attain high ethical and professional standards.


Minimum marks for pass in the subject is 60 out of 100.


Bank to bank reimbursements under Documentary Credits ICC Brochure no 725 (URR 725)
URC - Uniform Customs Rules for Collection
URDG - Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantee • URR 525 - Uniform Rules for Reimbursement
Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020.
Customs Procedures – Imports/ Exports
Role of FEDAI, EXIM Bank, ECGC
Various facilities to Exporters and Importers including forfaiting and factoring.
Counter trade and Merchanting trade; Theories of International Trade. Terms of Trade.
WTO - Its Impact; Exchange Control/ relating to International Trade Incoterms Meaning - Obligation of buyers and sellers
Letter of Credit and UCPDC 600 - Meaning Parties to LC, Different types of LC, Mechanics of LC, Articles of UCPDC Exports • Pre Shipment - Credit • Post Shipment - Credit Imports • Bilateral trade, counter trade, high seas sales.
Maritime frauds, modus operandi and prevention initiatives
International Finance - method of finance
Buyers Credit • Suppliers Credit • Packing Credit • LIBOR
Documents used in Trade - Bill of Exchange, Invoice, Bill of Lading, Airway Bill, Insurance Policy etc. Insurance including marine insurance.

Date of Class Commencement:

01 October 2021


Graduate in any discipline (students currently in the final year of graduation can also join)

Course Duration:

45 hours (over a period of 3 months)

Course Fees:

Training fees as 1st instalment – Rs.4590/- (including GST)
Examination fees as 2nd instalment – Rs. 1600/- (excluding GST)

Key recruiters:

YES bank, Trafigura Global, Reliance, IBM India, BNP Paribas, Wipro, Right Step, GigBig

Average Annual Salary:

Approx. 5 Lakhs per annum

Next Batch starts on:

20 September 2021


Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF)

Career Options:

Practitioner/Analyst-Trade finance, Business Analyst with Trade Finance, Trade Finance officer

Course Highlights:

International Trade Finance (ITF) provides a comprehensive approach to structuring complex trade transactions for a variety of stakeholders, including importers, exporters, and trading companies. ITF’s experienced team understands that providing trade finance in today’s volatile global markets demands creativity and flexibility. As such, ITF utilizes an array of trade and export finance instruments to mitigate unnecessary credit risks while increasing clients’ access to working capital. ITF provides specialized supply chain finance facilities, tailored to the specifics of each deal. Trade Finance is generally a big enough vertical in its own right to offer good career growth prospects. It is entirely possible to move in and out of various corporate banking roles, but if you really are a specialist in your field, you would be better served by sticking to what you know. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Mumbai are the major hubs but given the sheer size of these countries, some Trade Finance activities get spread out to other cities as well (especially port cities next to major industrial hubs). Raw material is imported from countries like Indonesia, Australia, Brazil etc. and finished goods are shipped out to Europe, North America and elsewhere. All of this trade requires funding and performance guarantees and that makes these countries highly profitable Trade Finance hubs with plenty of career options.

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