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Structured Commodity Trade Finance

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Commodity Trade Finance is a complex business. Apart from standard trade finance instruments the trade banker needs to be familiar with Letters of Indemnity (LOI's) , warehouse warrants, trust receipts and the like. The trader and bank alike needs to be familiar with foundations of Asset Based Lending, which is what we will look at in this module.

Structured and Commodity Trade Finance is a complex business.  All the trade finance tools we have learned about in earlier units are used in Structured and Commodity Trade Finance.

In this unit you will learn:

- The basics of Structured Trade Finance
- An introduction to Commodity Trade and its Financing
- The role of the Letters of Indemnity (LOI)
- The Risks associated with Letters of Indemnity.
- Foundations of Asset Based Lending in Trade Finance

Completing this course will confer 4 CPD Credits towards internationally recognised Continuous Professional Development Requirements within organisations operating this kind of staff development methodology.


Course Outline



2.1 Commodities and Trade

2.2 What Commodities can be financed?

2.3 Commodity Trade Finance – The Players

2.4 Commodity Finance and Risk/Mitigation


3.1 Letters of Indemnity

3.2 Letters of Indemnity – Other Purposes

3.3 Working with LOIs in favor of the Carrier

3.4 Things to consider when working with LOIs


4.1 Collateral Control for Trade Financing Techniques

4.1.1 Repayment Seniority

4.1.2 Collateral Protection

4.2 Unsecured vs. Secured Lending

4.3 Establishing Collateral Values

4.3.1 Establishing Net Realizable Value ("NRV")

4.4 Accounts Receivable

4.5 A Correct Receivable

4.6 Inventory

4.7 Inventory Insurance

4.8 Advance Rates

4.8.1 Advance Rates for Inventory

4.9 Collateral Control

4.10 The Bill of Lading

Further Reading

1 – The Economics of Commodity Trading Firms

2 – Commodity Finance Market Report 2014

3 – Trade Finance Developments and Issues

4 – Commodities as Collateral

5 – Structured Financing Techniques – Oil and Gas

6 – Commodity Finance Fraud

7 – Commodity Trade and International Risk Sharing

Forum Assignment

Our Trade Finance courses were awarded Best Online Trade Finance Accredited Courses Globally by Capital Finance International Magazine in 2019!  Our trade finance online training offerings are endorsed by the International Finance Corporation for professional development in this area by its issuing and partner banks.  Our online certificate program is a great value for money way to prepare for the exams of the CDCS and CITF exams.  All our courses are also accredited for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) purposes by the CPD Certification Service of the United Kingdom which confirms they meet international CPD standards

Structured Commodity Trade Finance - eBSI Export Academy
Structured Commodity Trade Finance - eBSI Export Academy
Structured Commodity Trade Finance - eBSI Export Academy
Structured Commodity Trade Finance - eBSI Export Academy
Structured Commodity Trade Finance - eBSI Export Academy

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