Certified International Trade & Finance Program

Certified International Trade & Finance

The Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF®) has been designed to enable trade, export and commodity executives to gain a thorough understanding of key procedures, practices and legislation in trade finance on an international level.

CITF® combines the acquisition of technical knowledge with the skills to apply that knowledge to real situations. As an International Trade Course it has been developed in consultation with trade finance experts from across the world

Studying CITF® will enable you to understand

  • The trade environment and the role of the ICC
  • ICC international model contracts
  • An introduction to trade terms and Incoterms®
  • The nature of financial, commercial and transport documents used in international trade risk and mitigation including foreign exchange
  • Methods of payment mechanisms including open account, collections, documentary credits and bank payment obligations
  • Guarantees and standby credits
  • Short, medium and long term trade finance
  • Islamic trade finance
  • Dispute handling, arbitration and resolution
  • Fraud prevention and anti-money laundering

Why study CITF®?

  • Enables you to advise clients appropriately on international trade and finance
  • Improves your understanding of the processes involved in each type of international trade product
  • Helps you to appreciate the risks involved in international trade and how to mitigate them
  • Enables you to understand the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in international trade products
  • Gives you the right to add the professional designation ‘CITF’ to your personal credentials
  • Improves your career and promotion prospects
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