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Certified Trade Solutions Professional

Program Overview

The Certified Trade Solutions Professional (CTSP) is primarily designed to tackle the current challenge of some trade professionals around the world which involves the inability to properly apply trade rules and trade finance skills acquired through other trade certifications to tackle the emerging trade business challenges.
Designation: Certified Trade Solutions Professional (CTSP).
Targets: Professionals with knowledge and/or experience of trade rules and trade finance  or those that have done CSTF and/or CATP.
Course Summery: The CTSP programme covers the concept and principles that guides trade solutions, how to use the different types of trade finance instruments to solve trade problems.
Duration: 3 months.


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 the concept and principles of trade solutions
  • Application of bill for collection rules, principles & types to solve trade problems
  • Application of letter of credit Rules principles & types to solve trade problems
  • Application of standby letter of credit rules, principles & types to solve trade problems
  • Application of demand guarantee rules, principles & types to solve trade problems
  • Understanding local regulations for import & export process
  • Handling import-export trade business challenges
  • Trade solutions support services for import & export businesses
  • Trade solutions for open account trading
  • Trade solutions products: structure  trade finance
  • Trade solutions products: supply chain finance
  • Trade solutions products: digitalisation of trade
  • Trade solutions examples & case studies 
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