International Trade & Effective Handling / Processing of Letter of Credit … SFC eligible
- 16 – 17 Jun 2021, Intake: 46
- 06 – 07 Oct 2021, Intake: 47
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Tifany Thng XuanWen, Logistics Assistant, Self-Sponsored
This course is covered all areas of trade operation.
Derrick Hooi Weng Wah, Sales & Marketing Executive, Self-Sponsored
The letter of credit is an indispensable financing instrument used in international trade transactions. Parties to the letter of credit transaction have to abide by the rules governing its use. To many, such rules are confusing. Unfortunately, misinterpretation or misunderstanding of the terms may result in financial losses. Efficient processing of letters of credit documents is important in today’s business environment. Staff must be familiar with the UCP rules governing letters of credit transactions, the risks involved, rights and obligations of the various parties. Knowing how to process the documents correctly for letter of credit negotiation will help the company to save costs and minimise claims. This course aims to provide sufficient working knowledge to participants to enable them to minimise costs and delays in their business transactions.
Those who are involved in trade documentation, purchasing and supply, logistic operations, credit management, sales and marketing.
- Problems, difficulties and risks in International Trade
- Role of logistics provider in International Trade
- Methods of financing in International Trade
- What is a Letter of Credit?
- What to do when you receive an LC
- What the seller and buyer wants
- Parties involved in an LC
- The mechanism of the banker’s LC
- The advantages and disadvantages of LC for sellers and buyers
- Presenting documents to the bank
- Understanding the related documentation and shipping issues
- List of common discrepancies
- Types of LC and their effects on users
- What is documentary collection?
- Notes on DP and DA
The course is an Approved-in-Principle (AIP) course under the SkillsConnect (Course Code: CRS-N-0022092 valid till 31 Oct 2020) with a support level of $2.00 per training hour for company sponsored participant. More information at Financial/Award Schemes.
Nett course fee effective from 1 Oct 2018. Company-sponsored participants are required to apply for funding via SkillsConnect at least 1 week before course commencement.
(payable to TLA)
(or available Credit)
* “All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SFC course directory.”
Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be advised one (1) month before the course start date.)
Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas – Telegraphic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer or Corporate PayNow
2 days (9 am to 6 pm), 16 hours
Victor Lam has more than 30 years of working experience in trading and manufacturing companies. He travelled extensively on job projects, especially to India, Bangladesh and Malaysia and he has been giving seminars and workshops on International Trade and Letter of Credit for more than 18 years. He has also conducted a Supply Chain seminar in China. His other areas of expertise are mainly in supply chain and logistics management, international trade management, warehouse management as well as transport management and operations management.
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon successful completion with 75% attendance.