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Export Credit Insurance & Guarantees: A Practitioner's Guide


ISBN13: 9781137366801
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00



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As a result of the recent global economic crisis, many exporters and bankers have found themselves seeking state support for their international transactions.

Such support exists in the form of export credit insurance and guarantees provided by national export credit agencies (ECAs) to support national exports. However, this is a complicated business, with complex terms and a great many issues that must be resolved in order to satisfy ECA requirements.

This is the first practitioner handbook written on export credit insurance and guarantees, providing manufacturers, exporters, bankers, and lawyers with a unique and much needed resource. It covers all the key issues involved in successfully structuring an export transaction and selecting the appropriate type of ECA cover for each individual transaction.

It provides comprehensive coverage of the key types of export credit insurance and guarantees used in international trade, with explanations about the risks covered by each, premiums, application procedures, claims and recoveries, as well as analysis of the international regulations governing this type of business and other aspects of obtaining policies and guarantees from ECAs.

By learning and understanding the various types of cover and their specific variations, the reader will be able to select the most appropriate type of cover for each specific transaction and structure the transaction in such a way as to be eligible to obtain ECA cover.

Subjects:
Insurance Law, International Trade
Contents:
PART I: SUBJECT MATTER, PARTIES AND RISKS
1. Subject Matter and Basic Terms
2. ECAs and Users of the ECA Cover
3. Political and Commercial Risks

PART II: TYPES OF ECA COVER
4. Short-Term, Medium- to Long-Term and Partial Cover
5. Supplier Credit Cover
6. Supplier Credit Cover with the Involvement of Banks
7. Supplier Credit Cover in Complex Transactions
8. Buyer Credit Cover
9. Other Types of ECA Cover
10. Foreign Investment Cover
11. ECA Direct Loans

PART III: PROCEDURES
12. Application, Offer and Policy
13. Premium
14. Foreign Content
15. Currency
16. Confidentiality
17. Security for Payment of Credits Covered by ECAs
18. Reinsurance
19. Claims and Indemnification
20. Recovery

PART IV: LEGAL FRAMEWORK
21. OECD and EU Regulations on Terms of ECA Cover
22. Other OECD Regulations and International Sanctions
23. Selected Standard Terms of ECA Cover