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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Selected traditional and innovative instruments and schemes for financing trade

The following sections provide brief surveys of the main aspects of traditional and innovative instruments for financing trade covered in this guide. These include export credit insurance and guarantees, structured commodity finance, forfaiting, factoring, credit information and rating, leasing, SME banking, e-finance, bankers’ acceptances, and hedging and derivatives markets.

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