Financing and Security Devices - eCourse

Get a broad overview of the financial instruments available to importers and exporters, including documentary credits.


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By the end of this eCourse you will be able to:

List the payment preferences for both exporters and importers

Describe the method of operation and the sequence of events for each payment option.

Understand the role of the parties and terminology involved with DCs.

Describe the procedure for factoring and forfaiting, including the documents required.

Describe the procedure for using the various instruments in the event of a default.

Identify the risk-management and finance aspects of payment alternatives.

Describe the differences between documentary credits (DC) and other trade finance solutions.

Describe the sequence of steps involved in the standard DC procedure.

List the benefits and risks of using bank guarantees, bonds, and standby letters of credit (SBLC).

List the rules and international conventions governing these solutions.


Access period

12 months


3 hours


Parent Certificate





Who should take this course?

This eCourse has been designed for a broad audience of international trade professionals, including export and import managers, trade finance bankers, forwarders and carriers, customs brokers, private and government inspectors and auditors, insurance providers, trade lawyers and trade promotion executives.

Animated explainer videos

This eCourse includes more than 30 animated videos to help you better understand core concepts

Case studies

Learning is easier with practical examples and we've included a whole lesson dedicated to case studies

Study guide

A downloadable study guide will help you recap the key points offline and access additional resources



Guillermo Jimenez, Professor at FIT and author of the ICC Guide to Export/Import - Global Standards for International Trade

Guillermo C. Jimenez is a leading global expert in the field of export/import law and international business practices and the author of “ICC Guide to Export/Import – Global Standards for International Trade“. As Head of Division at ICC’s Paris Headquarters from 1990 to 1998, he coordinated work on key ICC instruments and trade tools and has lectured on international business in over 35 countries and before a number of intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, European Commission and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Financing and Security Devices - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 5 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • 3 case studies and 50 assessment question to test your knowledge
  • 33 animated explainer videos and 1 video lecture
  • Downloadable study guide for offline reference
  • Certificate of Completion


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