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Trade finance is generally taken to mean anything to do with the financing of international trade. This can include insurance, banking, investments, etc, as well as finance itself.
Maybe this makes you think it's all about big business, multi-million dollar contracts, big corporations, etc. Increasingly, though, more and more international trade is being done by smaller businesses, often micro businesses, such as individuals running a business from their PC at home.
Trade Finance Resources
These pages all relate to different aspects of trade finance. If you'd like to contribute an article please
What is Trade Finance ?
An overview of the definition and 'four pillars'of trade finance.
What is a Documentary Letter of Credit ?
What are documentary collections ?
What are Export Credit Agencies ?
A brief overview of ECAs with links to more information.
What are Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods ?
can be used for international transactions as well as within New Zealand.
purchase order factoring
is an option that can work for retailers or anyone with an opportunity to buy and sell something at a decent profit.
Hopefully these ideas will get you thinking about what can be done. You don't have to be a major corporation or a wealthy individual to take advantage of the endless opportunities that exist in the world of international trade.
Please let us know
if you would like to find out more about how these finance options could help your business grow, or if you have any other alternatives to share - we'd love to hear from you.