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Trade Finance products are specialised bank products designed to reduce the risks and uncertainties associated with commercial transactions, thus, facilitating trade. To compete successfully in the ever-expanding international trade arena, which requires the financial ability to minimise the buyer's cost, maximise the seller's offer, and manage the commercial, political and currency risks on both sides.
Selling your products and services in the global market need not be a painstaking process for you anymore. With Commercial Bank handling all of your export related transactions - its no more hassles! With faster credits through our global network of branches and access to collection information through E-mail alerts and a dedicated Trade Toll Free Number - you have greater control over your foreign receivables. Through a dedicated and expert Trade and Forex Advisory desk - we can structure and customise solutions for your specific requirement.
a. Export Bill Collection Services
By routing your Documentary Collections through Citibank you can now enjoy faster credit of your export credits through our global network of branches in more than 100 countries. With easy access to collection information details - you can now be in complete control of your foreign receivables!
b. Export Packing Credit (Pre-Shipment Finance)
We provide pre-shipment finance in the form of Export Packing Credit to manage your cash flows for the purpose of procuring raw materials, manufacturing, processing, transporting, warehousing, packing, shipping of goods, etc. You can avail this facility in Indian Rupees (Packing Credit) or in a foreign currency (PCFC - Packing Credit in Foreign Currency). Please walk in to the nearest branch or call your Relationship Manager to know more!
c. Export Bills Negotiation (Post-Shipment Finance)
We also negotiate your Export Bills Drawn under a Letter of Credit (LC), if the documents submitted comply with the Terms of the LC. This offering is in the form of a loan advanced to you to bridge the working capital need that may arise after shipping of goods to the date of realisation of your export proceeds. And this comes to you at a very competitive rate of finance!
d. Export Bill Purchasing and Discounting (Post-Shipment Finance)
If your Export Bills are not drawn under a Letter of Credit (LC) - we can advance an amount against sanctioned credit limits immediately after shipment of goods.
e. Export LC Advising
With an international presence in more than 100 countries and a strong correspondent bank network (more than 6,500 banks globally) we advise LCs for customers and non-customers across the country. Once received these LCs are advised to you without any delay and under committed time frames. Through our expertise we can explain complex LC terms to help you assist in error - free document preparation.
f. Export LC Confirmation Services
To protect your export receivables against the political climate or credit risk of the buyer's country, we offer LC Confirmation Services. Once confirmed you are assured of payment subject to your submission of non-discrepant documents irrespective of non-payment by LC opening bank.
g. Export Document Scrutiny Services
A small discrepancy in your export document can lead to refusal of document acceptance or delayed payments resulting in financial losses for you. This can adversely affect your cash flows and profits. With a specialist team of trade exports scrutinising your export documents and a rigorous process of checking you can be assured of not only saving substantially on the discrepancy fee of foreign banks but of any risks that may arise in case the documents get rejected.