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Programme & Its Objectives
In international trade counter part y risk and country risk cannot be avoided. More than a century, instruments like letters of credit and bank guarantees are used by the companies for trade settlements and to mitigate their risks.
Some of the data available through market survey indicates that more than 70% of the documents presented under letter of credit are rejected at the first presentation.
The survey also pointed out the reason as:
This program will exclusively address the operational issues in letters of credit
Detailed discussions on each document (Bill of Exchange, commercial invoice, bill oflading, airway bill, insurance, certificate of origin, packing list and weight certificate) with commonly observed discrepancies will be taken up with practical exercise. Interpretation ofsome of the provisions in ISBP 745 (published by ICC Paris on 1st July 2013) will be explained with the practical exercise.
In import transactions, letter of credit is used for availing buyers’ credit. Issues relating to buyers credit will be discussed.
While finalising the commercial terms in international trade, terms of delivery plays an important role in pricing their product and risk transference. By using appropriate INCOTERMS 2010 (CIF / CIP etc) both the parties are able to express clearly the responsibilities and obligations of each of them. This ‘INCOTERMS’ is indicating the required documents for a particular transaction while structuring a letter of credit. Brief discussion on the implication of certain ‘INCOTERMS 2010’ will be addressed.
International market has come out with a new product known as Bank Payment Obligation (BPO). ICC Paris has set the rules for this instrument. This instrument will be a mix of Letter of Credit and Bank guarantees. This instrument has come into force from 1st July 2013. Highlight of this instrument with detailed explanation will be discussed.
By participating in this workshop, participants will be able to enrich, with hands on experience in handling letters of credit
Who will Benefit Most from this program?
Structuring a letter of credit transaction – significance of underlying contract in identifying terms of delivery – basic understanding of INCOTERMS 2010 - terms of payment – quick review of letter of credit
How to structure import transaction through letters of credit – Significance of each fiel d in SWIFT MT 700 format – transferring the contents of the commercial contract to Letter ofcredit application form – prescribing appropriate documents – discussion on important UCP 600 Articles
Documents in a letter of credit transaction – commonly observed discrepancies in draft (billof exchange), invoice, transport documents, insurance and certificate of origin – detailed discussion on the latest version ISBP 745 with practical exercise
Discussion on the proposed new instrument - Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) - Uniform Rules for BPO
Case studies – some of the opinions, ruling and decisions of International Chamber ofCommerce, Paris, on certain specific issues and certain court decisions will be discussed through case studies.
Question and answer – summing up