The Trade Finance Guide was created in partnership with FCIB—The Finance, Credit, and International Business Association—a prominent business educator of credit and risk management professionals in exporting companies ranging in size from multinational to SMEs. FCIB's parent, the National Association of Credit Management, is a non-profit organization that represents nearly 16,000 businesses in the United States and is one of the world's largest credit organizations.
The Trade Finance Guide was created in partnership with FCIB—The Finance, Credit, and International Business Association—a prominent business educator of credit and risk management professionals in exporting companies ranging in size from multinational to SMEs. FCIB's parent, the National Association of Credit Management, is a non-profit organization that represents nearly 16,000 businesses in the United States and is one of the world's largest credit organizations. This Trade Finance Guide was also created in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), the International Factoring Association, the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas, and BAFT-IFSA, the association for organizations actively engaged in international transaction banking. (BAFT-IFSA was formed by the merger of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and the International Financial Services Association (IFSA)).
How to Obtain the Trade Finance Guide?
The Trade Finance Guide is available online.
Trade Finance Guide in Spanish
Where to Learn More about Trade Finance
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.
Find more information about the course or call 1-888-256-3242.
Find more information about the partnership with the U.S. Trade Administration.
Press Release: FCIB Global and U.S. Commercial Service Sign Strategic Partnership
May 2, 2013— FCIB and the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration May 1, 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase awareness in the U.S. business community, particularly among small and medium-sized businesses, about exporting and the tools and resources our organizations provide to help them succeed.
"We're pleased to welcome FCIB as a partner in our efforts to strengthen the U.S. economy and support local jobs through expanding U.S. exports," said Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez. "With more than 95 percent of potential customers living outside U.S. borders, it's imperative that American companies of all sizes consider the benefits of selling their products abroad."
Under the MOU, the FCIB and U.S. Commercial Service's network of worldwide offices will work together on marketing, education programs and events leveraging both entities' expertise to help make U.S. businesses—and particularly small and medium-sized firms—more export savvy. Joint activities may include building awareness through outreach at trade shows, direct mail campaigns and online registration for resource support.
In 2010, President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) with the goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014. The partnership supports this goal by educating U.S. exporters, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, about the benefits exporting and expanding their exports to additional markets, and the public and private sector resources to assist them. FCIB joins several of the U.S. Commercial Service's Strategic Partners who have connected more than 1,500 companies to federal export assistance.
Press Release: Strategic Partners Update- January 28th
FCIB is featured in International Trade Administration Strategic Partners Update, highlighting the Global Connect: Arizona Trade Finance Seminar coming up on February 21, 2014. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION