Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters

Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales. Concise, two-page chapters offer the basics of numerous financing techniques, from open accounts, to forfaiting, to government assisted foreign-buyer financing.

The current edition of the Trade Finance Guide was published in November 2012.

Trade Finance Guide - English Version


Use the links to the left to navigate the Trade Finance Guide by chapter. In addition, the complete Trade Finance Guide is available for download in PDF format. You can also download the complete guide in a Spanish version or navigate the guide by chapter in Spanish.

For more information, contact the author of the Guide:

Yuki Fujiyama
Office of Financial Services Industries