Trade Finance Seminar

Trade Finance Seminar

This workshop, spanning two days, will look at some of the areas where disputes often arise in the area of examination of
documents routinely presented under documentary credits and provide suggested solutions for consideration and
implementation by the participants. Participants will also intensively learn about new developments in the area of trade
finance, ICC work, guarantee practices, etc.

Dates: November 2nd & 3rd (Friday – Saturday), 2018 from: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Venue: The Hilton Colombo Residencies , Sri Lanka

Targeted Audience:

  • Letter of Credit, Guarantee and Trade Finance practitioners
  • Credit and Risk staff experts in Trade Finance items
  • Relationship Managers, middle management involved in sales and operational support of customers using trade
    finance services of banks and other FIs
  • Auditors, supervisors, product managers involved in Trade Finance missions
  • Internal legal counsels, advocates, academics involved in trade finance
  • Companies dealing with trade finance products and all other interested parties.

Registrations: Members Rs. 30,000/= Non Members Rs. 35,000/=
( 5% Discount for registrations of 5 or more participants & 10% discount for registrations of 10 or more

Please draw the cheque in favor of ‘International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka’ cross account payee only
and send it by registered post to 8th Floor, Aitken Spence Tower 1, No 305. Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02

Please Request for the Invoice to Proceed with your payment.

Please contact ICC secretariat on 011 5925875 / 011 5230931 for more Information

Main Benefits for Participants:

Trade Finance practitioners (all levels of experience):

  • getting familiar with crucial aspects of examination of documents presented under Documentary Credits
  • learning about difficult situations in bank guarantee operations
  • learning about new developments, recent ICC Opinions, Docdex cases, legal cases related to documentary
    credits and guarantees

Credit and Risk staff experts in Trade Finance:

  • learning about operational and credit risks related to documentary credit and guarantee operations
    Auditors, supervisors, product managers involved in Trade Finance missions:
  • understanding the process of examination of documents under documentary credits in practical and
    comprehensive manner
    Internal legal counsels, advocates, academics involved in trade finance
  • becoming aware of various legal issues and legal risks in dealing with documentary credits and bank

Companies dealing with trade finance products:
Getting first-hand knowledge about the process of examination of documents and other aspects of documentary credit

About the Trainer

Mr. Andrle, BSc., LL.M is a Secretary to the Banking Commission of ICC Czech Republic which he regularly represents at the ICC Banking Commission meetings abroad. He chaired the working groups of ICC CR which revised translations of UCP 500, UCP 600, eUCP, ISP98, URDG 758 and other Banking Commission documents.

He has been deeply involved in the revision of UCP as a member of UCP 600 Consulting group being formed by over forty experts from all over the world. He was involved in development of URBPO as a member of the ICC Banking Commission Consulting group on BPO. Nowadays, he is a member of ICC Task Force on Guarantees, also a member of the new ICC Banking Commission Consulting group for Forfaiting (which developed the new ICC rules for Forfaiting in cooperation with former IFA, today´s ITFA). In years 2010-2011 he also served as a member of the ICC Banking Commission Group of Experts which drafted the official ICC Banking Commission Opinions on ICC Rules.

Mr. Andrle worked closely with Mr. Miroslav Subert, a member of the Incoterms 2010 Drafting Group, during the revision of Incoterms and cooperated in the official translation of Incoterms 2010 into Czech language. He has delivered numerous seminars on the Incoterms 2000 and Incoterms 2010, both in Czech Republic and abroad. In October 2014, Mr. Andrle was appointed as a Secretary to the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice of ICC Czech Republic.

Mr. Pavel Andrle is an international trade and finance consultant and lecturer. He has worked for a number of leading local and international banks in various positions (for instance as trade finance specialist, head of trade finance, trade finance risk manager, in-house trainer). Frequent Lecturer in Documentary Credits, Bank Guarantees & Trade Finance for Banking Institute, Institute of Foreign Trade Transport & Forwarding, ICC CR and Economic Chamber of Commerce of Czech Republic. Regular facilitator in seminars abroad in English for ICC National Committees, bank associations and chambers of commerce world-wide.

He is author of the publication „Documentary Credits – a Practical Guide“ published by Grada Publishing, a.s. (6 editions). He has written a „Commentary to UCP500 in the light of ISBP and other ICC Banking Commission documents“ and „Commentary to UCP600” published by ICC CR (all in Czech language). Recently his book on “Examination of documents under Documentary Credits” has been published in the second updated edition (in English language).

Registration 08:15 – 09:00
Day One 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ICC Banking Commission News
 ICC Banking Commission new projects:
o Revision of eUCP – notes on the most recent Drafts
o Development of eURC – notes on the most recent Drafts
o Revision of URBPO – where it leads to?
 New technological developments:
o EssDocs – platform for electronic presentations
o New developments: Blockchain for trade finance, latest technological
development in international trade – thoughts on the issues
ICC Banking Commission most recent Opinions explained – Miami set
o Spring 2018 Opinions – explanation of the issues
o Questions and Answers
New Incoterms 2020 – introductions to the changes
o Current stage of the Revision of Incoterms
o Main issues and likely changes
Trade Finance compliance, AML, CTF – updates
o New developments in the area, new guidelines
o Debate
Interesting Case studies regarding L/C practice
o Cases on L/C terms and conditions
o Cases on examination of documents under L/Cs related to transport documents
o Cases on examination of documents under L/Cs related to commercial documents
o Questions and Answers

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