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How to check a letter of credit as an exporter? 

I am going to show you how to protect yourself as an exporter when working with a letter of credit against various risks.
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What is Business Identifier Code (BIC) and International Bank Account Number (IBAN)?

Business Identifier Code (BIC) and International Bank Account Number (IBAN) are two main “Payments Reference Data” definitions that you need to know regarding the international money transfers.
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Is letter of credit a safe payment method when importing goods from China?

Letters of credit are known to be one of the safest payment options for importers in international trade transactions. But this would not be a valid statement when you are importing goods from China.
What happens if court stops payment of an irrevocable, confirmed letter of credit which is payable 90 days after sight due to low quality of goods?

On this case scenario we demonstrate a court order that stops payment of an irrevocable confirmed deferred payment letter of credit.  
What are the differences between received for shipment bill of lading and pre-printed shipped bill of lading?
After reading this article you should identify the differences between received for shipment bill of lading and shipped on board bill of lading.
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What is a partial shipment?
Every letter of credit that is requesting presentation of a transport document such as a bill of lading, an air waybill, a road consignment note, rail transport document etc. must indicate whether partial shipments are allowed or not allowed.
What are the functions of Fiata documents? What are the benefits of using Fiata documents? Who can issue Fiata Documents?
Fiata documents are known as FCR, FCT, FWR, FBL, FWB, SDT, SIC and FFI. These documents have been printed in different colours so that they can be distinguished from each other.
Bank Payment Obligation Video – Comparison to Letter of Credit and Open Account 
The new payment option in international trade which is called BPO (Bank Payment Obligation) occupies the sweet spot between the LC and open account.
What is the meaning of stale documents under letter of credit rules?
Why an issuing bank adds a phrase when issuing an l/c stating that : “stale documents are not acceptable” or “stale documents are acceptable”.
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Shipping Marks
Shipping marks can be defined as a symbol, word or number that is attached on to the each package unit for easy identification and handling of the cargo. 
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What is a reimbursing bank?
Advising bank means the bank that advises the letter of credit to the exporter at the request of the issuing bank.
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What is the meaning of bank guarantees?
On this article I would like to explain bank guarantees in international trade. You can find detailed explanations regarding the definition, application, types and parties of the bank guarantees.
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What is an issuing bank?
Issuing bank is one of the core parties in a letter of credit transaction. Letter of credit is opened and finalized by the issuing bank. 
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What is a confirming bank?
Confirming bank means the bank that adds its confirmation to a credit upon the issuing bank's authorization or request
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What is an advising bank?
Advising bank means the bank that advises the letter of credit to the exporter at the request of the issuing bank.
What is a nominated bank?
Nominated Bank means the bank with which the letter of credit is available or any bank in the case of a credit available with any bank.
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Bank in Letters of Credit:
Banks play a key role in letters of credit transactions. They start and end the L/C operations. Without banks we cannot talk about any L/C transactions.
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