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Learn the essentials of trade finance in our introductory-level, online certificate

Why take this certificate:

100 years of experience:
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has been defining commercial rules for the last century and the GTC has been created by an unrivaled roster of international experts

Internationally recognised:
Bring your trade finance knowledge up to global standards with a certification from the ICC – an institution recognised around the world

Fast-track your career:
The trade finance training you will receive in the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is the first step towards more senior positions within your bank and advanced qualifications like the CTFP.

Save USD $600!
The GTC programme includes 14 different individual courses, with topics including letters of credit, guarantees, supply chain finance and more. Bought separately these courses would cost USD $2100

43 hours of learning:
The GTC gives you access to 43 hours of learning over 14 courses, 70 lessons and a final exam. The lessons include practical case studies, videos and assessment questions to help you grasp key concepts easily

24/7 access:
All our courses are online meaning they can be taken at any time of day, from anywhere in the world. Fit our introductory trade finance training programme around your schedule and learn at your own pace.

These Companies Use GTC To Train Their Staff


Today, the world of international trade is far more complex than it used to be. Whether you run a business in a familiar environment, perhaps even one that is economically and politically secure and stable, it remains risky and unpredictable.

The complexities and challenges you will face grow significantly when you begin conducting trade across international borders. ​ As the risks escalate, the payment and financing solutions and mechanisms need to be more secure, robust, and flexible.

The Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is an introductory-level certification designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of trade finance products – from letters of credit through to supply chain financing techniques. It’s an ideal trade finance training programme for professionals wanting to build an understanding of the nuts and bolts of global trade.

What Students Have said about the GTC

“The course rekindled my passion for learning about the world of international trade and trade mechanisms.”

Harrison Fried
Cloudswarm, USA

“The GTC enabled me to crystallize my knowledge and experience in trade finance with a formal certification accredited by ICC. This has helped my employer understand the focus of my career and help me with my pathway to advancement”

Sulie Vunibaka
Bank of the Cook Islands

“The knowledge gained from the GTC has given me a greater level of credibility with counterparties when discussing various entrepreneurial projects.”

Karim Sedra
Kase Capital Partners, USA

“I am now recognised by peers to be a true trade specialist. I have a much clearer idea of what other financing techniques are available out there on the market.”

Steve Lim Ah Tock
Trade Operations Manager, Mauritius

“My colleague and I were amazed at the best experience we had while studying and preparing for the GTC Exam….the convenience, enriched study materials and latest case studies.”

Nilesh Joshi
EXIM Bank, India

Certificate Structure




43 Hours



Case studies





60 mins



Who is this certificate for?

  • Discover how to confidently articulate the importance of trade finance solutions to your clients and the structures that govern them – including Bank Guarantees, Documentary Collections, Supply Chain Finance, Open Account, Standby Letters of Credit
  • Develop solid compliance strategies used by customer relationship managers, front line staff, and hiring managers, including social engineering, hiring due diligence, and careful compensation
  • Grasp the tools and techniques available for proper trade finance risk distribution and what makes them different, and why some markets and situations call for specific solutions over others
  • Learn how to identify opportunities and prioritize sales activities across companies within a specific territory or portfolio


Daniel Cotti

Founder & Managing Director of Cotti Trade & Treasury and Chairman of the Board for Bolero International

Alexander R. Malaket

President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc

Andrea Hauptmann

Senior Director, Head of Guarantees Department, Raiffeisen Bank International

Carlo Di Ninni

Consultant, ICC Italy

Vijay Vashist

Managing Director, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank

Charles Bryant

Secretary General, European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA)

Dan Taylor

Principal, DLTaylor Consulting, LLC

Joshua Cohen

Managing Director, Mayer & Co

Krishnan Ramadurai

Head of Capital Management, HSBC Commercial Banking

Michael McKenzie

COO & EVP, anrsource. Ex Managing Director, JP Morgan


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