Forfaiting News

New Primary Market guide a “must read”

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The document, produced by the ITFA’s Market Practice Committee and lawyers Denton Wilde Sapte, is designed primarily for new entrants to the market. It also reflects the views of a number of ITFA members both in form and content as well as those of the Forfaiting Task Force set up within the International Chamber of […]

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L/C cancellations cause distress

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

We are receiving reports, that because prices of certain goods and commodities have been moving against buyers, some are unilaterally canceling letters of credit. We understand that the L/Cs emanate from a variety of markets and are affecting overseas suppliers who are not being consulted by their customers in advance of shipping commodities. This is […]

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Education seminars

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Twenty-eight people from all over the world attended the forfaiting seminar in Prague on 2nd and 3rd September, ahead of the conference. The course, which spanned two half-days, was an introduction to best practice in forfaiting and covered, among other things, risk assessment, how to carry out discount calculations, documentary issues and considerations of how […]

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Party in Prague

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ITFA’s Prague conference was one of the most successful in the nine-year history of the Association. The 185 attendees from 34 countries gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday 3rd September in the historic Czech Republic capital for the two-day event, which culminated in cocktail reception and gala dinner at St. Agnes Monastery. At the […]

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Website improvements

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

If you have had trouble accessing some of the material on the ITFA website over recent weeks, we are pleased to tell you that we have now fixed the problems. Following relaunch of the site there were one or two teething problems and our technicians have now sorted them out. But if you feel that […]

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