UK Export Finance – help for Exporters

The UK Export Finance (UKEF) Department is probably one of the best kept secrets in British trade, which is a shame because they are potentially one of the most effective Read more…

Incoterms 2010 – DAT – A new incoterm?

DAT (Delivered at Terminal) can be applied to all types of shipping contracts.  With a DAT term, the price offered by the seller to the buyer should include (as with Read more…

Title to Goods and Bills of Lading

An original Ocean Bill of Lading, as well as being a receipt for the goods given by the carrier and evidence of the contract of carriage, is also a negotiable Read more…

Certificates of Conformity for Qatar

A lot of Governments are now much more protective (and rightly so) about the quality of goods which are being imported into their Countries.  This means that an increasing number Read more…

Commodity Trading – Wheat

The commodities traded on commodity and futures markets are almost invariably the ‘raw’ products: items that have been grown, mined, or pumped from the earth.  Commodities vary from being very Read more…

Letters of Credit and Transport Documents

It’s a good idea, when receiving the Documentary Credit, to check that the transport document required under the Credit conditions can actually be supplied, bearing in mind the form of Read more…