3 learning hours
Meeting Client Needs
General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.
ICC Academy’s introductory letter of credit course provides a practical overview of the long-established but still rather esoteric trade financing instrument, the Documentary Letter of Credit, known variously as Documentary Credit, Commercial Letter of Credit, Letter of Credit, L/C,and D/C. For the purpose of this course, we will limit ourselves to “Documentary Credit” and “L/C”. Upon completion, you will have developed a good foundational
understanding of the importance of the documentary letter of credit in enabling trade, the versatility of this proven instrument in addressing a range of market conditions and a variety of client needs. You will also appreciate the strengths of this unique financial instrument, as well as the weaknesses (and a couple of misconceptions) of this mechanism.
Module 1 Introduction to Documentary Credits
Module 2 Selected challenges in international trade
Module 3 The continuing importance of the Documentary Credit
Module 4 Trading parties and their needs
Module 5 Rules, practices and standards: Cornerstones
Module 6 Basic Documentary Credits Transaction Flow
Module 7 Risk and the Documentary Credit
Module 8 Confirmation of Documentary Credits
Module 9 Trade Banking and Other Systems
Module 10 Capital Adequacy, Basel and the ICC Trade Register
Module 11 Assessment
This eLearning course will include a self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) final examination if you choose to obtain this Certificate. The passing grade for the final examination is set at 70%.
What is an ICC Academy online course?
ICC Academy courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions.
Our courses are available for purchase individually or as pre-designed packages (ie: Certificates) and are delivered exclusively online. They include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section and are available to take at any time—anywhere in the world.
You can find details of all our other documentary letter of credit courses here.