Finance for Trade

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This guide is a road map for navigating the waters that have been charted over years of accumulated expertise in trade financing. It is intended as a practical work of reference that draws on and adapts traditional and new techniques, mechanisms, instruments and in situations with the intent to stimulate trade finance practices through changes, especially in the private sector and with particular reference to the needs and concerns of small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and transition economies.

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Introduction to the ITC trade finance pointers tool

The trade finance infrastructure of a country can be defined as ‘the institutions, laws, regulations and other systems related to the following three activities: (1) provision of capital to enterprises engaging in international trade transactions; (2) provision of support services to manage the risk involved in these transactions; and (3) provision of international payment mechanisms.’

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