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Certified Specialist In Trade Finance

Program Overview

The CSTF programme covers structured trade finance, supply chain finance, understanding forwards, options and futures, monitoring trade finance transactions etc.
Designation: Certified Specialist In Trade Finance (CSTF).
Targets: Treasurers, Credit Risk Officers, Trade Specialist, Trade Desk Officer/Manager in banks and staff of Import and Export trading.
Duration: 3 months.
Number of Hours: 60 hours (facilitation and student study time).

Objectives

At the end of these training programme for the various levels, the participants will be equipped with knowledgeand skills needed to be able to:
  • Handle import-export trade transactions
  • Proffer solutions to complex trade problems
  • Develop trade products and services program
  • Market and sell trade products and services
  • Have a good understanding and apply trade rules and articles
  • Mitigate trade finance risks and frauds
  • Become indispensable trade specialists
  • Handle import trade customer challenges
  • Render support services to export trade customers
  • Monitor Import-export trade processes
  • Handle payment methods in international trade
  • Structure trade customer service unit for best customer experience

Course Contents

  • Introduction To International Trade
  • Understanding Short, Medium to Long Term Trade Financing
  • Handling Structured Trade Finance
  • Understanding Supply Chain Finance
  • Managing Trade Finance risk and fraud
  • Understanding forwards, futures and options
  • Monitoring and Information flow in trade finance transaction
  • Trade Finance Instruments - BC, LC, SBLC and Demand Guarantee
  • Risk profile for payment methods in trade
  • Synopsis of trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing
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