The Trade Finance Guide was created by ITA’s Office of Finance, which is part of ITA’s Manufacturing and Services. The Office of Finance is dedicated to enhancing the domestic and international competitiveness of U.S. financial services industries and to providing internal policy recommendations on U.S. exports and foreign investment supported by official finance. For more information, contact the project manager for the guide, Yuki Fujiyama, tel.: (202) 482-3277; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trade Finance Guide is available online at Export.gov, the U.S. government’s export portal.
You can obtain printed copies from the Trade Information Center at 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) (8723), and from the Commercial Service’s global network of domestic Export Assistance Centers and overseas posts. To find the nearest Export Assistance Center or overseas Commercial Service office, visit Export.gov or call the Trade Information Center.
As the official export credit agency of the United States, Ex–Im Bank regularly offers trade finance seminars for exporters and lenders. Those seminars are held in Washington, D.C., and in many major U.S. cities. For more information about the seminars, visit Ex-Im Bank’s web site or call 1-800-565-EXIM (3946).
For more advanced trade finance training, FCIB offers the 13-week International Credit and Risk Management online course, which was developed with a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2001. For more information about the course, visit the FCIB web site or call 1-888-256-3242.