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Rethinking Trade and Finance

ICC Global Survey on Trade and Finance 2011 ICC Banking Commission
ICC Banking Commission
ICC Product No. 710E, 2011 Edition
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The ICC Global Survey on Trade and Finance 2011, organized by the ICC Banking Commission and commissioned by the WTO Expert Group on Trade Finance, tracks developments in the industry since the great trade collapse.

Representatives from 210 banks in 94 countries responded to the 2011 Global Survey, which asked for opinion and statistics on the current trade finance landscape in their respective countries. This fourth consecutive ICC poll of its kind registered 30% more responses than in the previous year, in terms of the number of banks. The World Bank and SWIFT provided recent and exclusive historical trade flow data (volume and value). Clear graphics, practical examples and case studies provide illustrative background information while commentary and expert interviews with Kah Chye Tan*, John Ahearn** and others give deeper insights into the reasons behind certain developments.

Subjects covered 

Is the world economy moving towards recovery?Global and regional trends in trade finance (incl. exclusive SWIFT analyses)Multilateral development banksBusiness trends in export credit insuranceImpacts of the new regulatory regimeAnd more

This ICC Survey offers reliable quantitative and qualitative data for the trade finance market while assessing the outlook for trade in 2011. Information contained in this survey, comes directly from the marketplace and reflects current commercial and operational practice in the international trade finance community, all in all helping world leaders formulate the appropriate policy in this field.

*Kah Chye Tan is Global Head of Corporate Cash and Trade, Standard Chartered Bank and Chairman of the Banking Commission.
**John Ahearn is Managing Director, Global Head of Trade, Global Transaction Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions Group, Citibank.

The ICC Banking Commission is a leading global rule-making body for the banking industry creating universally accepted rules and guidelines for international banking practice. ICC rules on documentary credits, UCP 600, are the most successful privately drafted rules for trade ever developed. They are estimated to be the basis of trade transactions involving more than one trillion dollars a year. The Banking Commission is equally a worldwide forum of trade finance experts whose common aim is to facilitate international trade finance across the world.

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