1st Edition

Handbook of International Credit Management

Edited By Brian W. Clarke Copyright 2001

    This title was first published in 2001. This volume covers all aspects of export credit management as well as the management of overseas subsidiary companies' credit operations through a series of inter-linked chapters written by 25 experts in the international field. This third edition has been completely revised and, in substantial parts, re-written to reflect the development and availability of the modern tools now at the disposal of the international credit manager, especially in the area of information technology. New chapters have been added on bank risk and international bankruptcy law to respond to the growing interest in these areas. The objectives of the handbook are to provide a complete operating guide and training reference for the application of the financial and control techniques necessary for international credit management and to describe the tools available for all the processes from initial policy-making through to final collection of trade debts.

    ONE: The International Credit Management Function; ONE: The Role of Credit in World Trade; TWO: Responsibilities, Expertise and Resource; THREE: Agency Representation; FOUR: Operating through Subsidiaries and Affiliates; TWO: Assessment and Management of Credit Risks; FIVE: The Range of Risks; SIX: Country Risk Assessment; SEVEN: Customer Risk Assessment; EIGHT: Assessing Bank Risk; NINE: Risk Management; THREE: Laying off the Risk; Ten: Sharing the Risk; ELEVEN: Credit Insurance; FOUR: Terms and Conditions of Sale; Twelve: Terms and Conditions for International Trade; THIRTEEN: Bonds and Guarantees; FIVE: Settlement Methods; FOURTEEN: An Outline of Settlement Methods; FIFTEEN: Bills of Exchange; SIXTEEN: Collections; SEVENTEEN: Documentary Letters of Credit; EIGHTEEN: Countertrade; SIX: Getting Paid; NINETEEN: Collecting Overdue Debts; TWENTY: Overseas Exchange Controls; SEVEN: Finance and Cash/Currency Management; TWENTY-ONE: Export Finance Techniques in Europe; TWENTY-TWO: Export Finance Techniques in the USA; TWENTY-THREE: Foreign Exchange Exposure Management; TWENTY-FOUR: International Treasury/Cash Management; EIGHT: International Law/Regulation; TWENTY-FIVE: Legal and Regulatory Issues; TWENTY-SIX: Insolvency Law; NINE: Organization and Systems; TWENTY-SEVEN: Organization and Policy; TWENTY-EIGHT: Supporting Systems


    Brian W. Clarke