Summary of The Handbook of International Trade and Finance

The Complete Guide to Risk Management, International Payments and Currency Management, Bonds and Guarantees, Credit Insurance and Trade Finance

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The Handbook of International Trade and Finance book summary
Trade expert Anders Grath clearly explains the often-arcane and complex world of global trade and trade finance.


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International trade and trade finance are specialized sectors of business and banking, requiring particular knowledge and expertise. Here, trade expert Anders Grath provides a compact, complete guide to the fundamentals of this crucial aspect of global commerce. Grath walks you through the basics of risk management, financing techniques and payment methods that ensure safe and profitable import and export transactions. Though somewhat dry, his clear information is crucial for any firm buying and selling internationally. getAbstract recommends Grath’s guidance to bankers, entrepreneurs or executives involved in overseas trade.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What risks international trade can present,
  • How various trade instruments can protect buyers and sellers, and
  • How trade finance and structured trade finance make cross-border deals and projects possible.


International Trade
Buying and selling beyond your national borders add a layer of new risks to those of day-to-day domestic business. For all the technological advances that seemingly shrink the globe, transacting from a distance with an unknown customer or supplier still presents major...
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About the Author

Anders Grath, a banker and trade finance specialist, is a consultant to banks and trade councils in Europe.

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