4 Hours
Online Training
Introduction to Trade Finance

Introduction to Trade Finance


This training course is providing an introduction to trade finance. The objective of this training course is to provide better understanding of trade finance products, principles and risk management. This course will cover the following:

  • Financing International trade
  • Trade Finance Products
  • International Trade Documents

Developed by Coastline Solutions in collaboration with EBRD and is delivered in English, French and Russian.

Course Overview


Financing International trade

This module looks at the key considerations you need to think about when getting involved in International Trade and how the Trade Finance Services of banks can help you.

Lesson 1.1 - Overview

Lesson 1.2 - The Role of Banks

Lesson 1.3 - The Challenges

Lesson 1.4 - The Risks and Costs

Lesson 1.5 - Trade Finance vs Local Finance


Trade Finance Products

The most common Trade Finance products used in International Trade are Documentary Collections, Documentary Credits and Guarantees or Standby Letters of Credit and Trade Loans.

This module provides greater detail on each product, identifying the benefits and risks to both the exporter and the importer and the product cycle from application to final payment.

Lesson 2.1 - Overview

Lesson 2.2 - Documentary Collections

Lesson 2.3 - Documentary Credits

Lesson 2.4 - Guarantees/ Standby Letters of Credit

Lesson 2.5 - Trade Loans


International Trade Documents

This module outlines the role of commercial and transport documents in facilitating international trade and finance.

Lesson 3.1 - Overview

Lesson 3.2 - Background

Lesson 3.3 - Commercial Documents

Lesson 3.4 - Transport Documents


Test yourself

In this module you are presented with an interactive case study and assessment.

Case study
In this case study you can play the role of advisor to both the Importer and Exporter and help them to ensure that the trade Finance is structured in the best interest of both parties involved.

An assessment for trainees to test their knowledge of the course content. Successfully complete the assessment to receive our “Certificate of Achievement”.



This module contains a downloadable version of the training content, sample application forms and user guide.

Financing International trade

Trade Finance Products

International Trade Documents

Documentary Credit Application Form

Demand Guarantee Application Form

User guide


1 to 9 trainees

€199 .00
  • per trainee

10 to 49 trainees

€179 .00
  • per trainee

50+ trainees

€159 .00
  • per trainee



Our online training courses are developed in collaboration with internationally renowned experts from around the world. Truly International – designed to be relevant for staff worldwide.


As the training is delivered online, each member of your staff can be trained to an approved standard regardless of location.


Trainees have access to the course material for 1 year as a reference tool. Using our learning management system (LMS), organisations can easily manage their staff training and keep track of trainees' progress and results.

Value for money

Save time and money by taking our courses online – discounts for volume orders – our courses are a very cost-effective way to train your staff.