INTERNATIONAL TRADE SERVICES. M&T Bank. Country Risk. Risk of Doing Business in Buyer’s Country. Commercial Risk. Risk associated with the Individual or Institution responsible for Payment. Parties to a Letter of Credit. Seller. Buyer. Issuing Bank. Advising Bank. Seller. Exporter
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The handling by banks, on instructions received, of documents in order to:
of Letters of Credit
- Bid Bonds - Performance Bonds
- Advance payment - Assuring payment
- Loan warranty
Standby Letters of Credit can by used when a buyer is required to make an up-front payment to the supplier, in advance of the actual supply of goods or construction of a facility. In such circumstances, the buyer may require a separate assurance, issued by the supplier’s bank, that the advance payment will be refunded in the event that the supplier fails to perform under the contract.
Standby letters of credit can be issued in conjunction with open account payment terms. A supplier may be willing to ship on open account terms, but only if it has received a separate assurance, from a bank, that the buyer will pay those invoices. The Invoice Support Standby serves that purpose, and provides the buyer with a bank undertaking that the invoices will be promptly paid.
Federal Reserve Regulations prevent nationally chartered banks in the United States from issuing Guarantees. That is the reason why US banks generally issue Standby Letters of Credit in lieu of Guarantees.
Some international contracts require that a Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee be issued in a specific foreign country and under the laws, or in the language of that foreign country. When we cannot issue our own Standby or Guarantee under the required terms, our bank will instead issue a Counter Standby to a correspondent bank in the foreign country. The correspondent bank will then use M&T’s standby guarantee as security for its issuance of the local Guarantee in the required format.
A discrepancy occurs when documents presented do not conform with the terms and conditions of the letter of credit.
- Late Shipment
- Incorrect Consignment of Goods
- Late Presentation of Documents
- Incorrect Description of Goods
What’s an Exporter
U.C.P. - The International Chamber of Commerce (I.C.C.) Publication, “Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits” Comprehensive record of customs and usage.
ISP 98 – The International Standby Practices reflects generally accepted practice, custom, and usage of standby letters of credit (including performance, financial, and direct pay)
Contact Information:John VilardoVice PresidentInternational Trade FinanceOne Fountain Plaza – 12th FloorBuffalo, New York 14203-1495(716) firstname.lastname@example.org