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Commodity and Supply Chain Finance

Purchase/Import Risks
Protecting advance payments of forward supply commitments against non-delivery and performance risk of the supplier when sourcing goods against the following risks:
  • Protracted default or insolvency of supplier
  • Guarantor default
  • Failure of bank to honour stand-by ILC
  • Import/export licence cancellation
  • Imposition of import or export embargoes
  • Confiscation expropriation of warehoused stocks and inventory
  • Political Violence including war and terrorism
Asset Risks
Covering inventory against loss or physical damage of inventory and overseas stocks against physical loss or damage due to:
  • Confiscation, expropriation and nationalisation
  • Deprivation (inability to re-export)
  • Political violence (including war, terrorism, strikes and civil commotion) and any resultant business interruption
Seller/Export Risks
Covering costs incurred or non-payment and contract bonds against:
  • Buyer non-payment
  • Non-payment by a guarantor or bank
  • Inability to exchange and remit funds from the buyers country
  • Failure of buyer to honour an arbitration award
  • Import or export licence cancellation
  • Imposition of import or export embargoes
  • Contract cancellation
  • Political violence (incorporating war and terrorism)
  • Fair/Unfair calling of contract bonds (bid, advance payment, performance and warranty)
Private Market vs Export Credit Agencies and Multinationalsu
Private market insurance can be used in conjunction with ECA/Multinational insurance or as an alternative. The advantages of private market insurance include:
  • The are no eligibility criteria such as foreign content or nationality
    of the insured
  • Superior policy contracts and scope of cover
  • Insurance can be arranged at any stage of a contract
  • Down payment structures can be insured
  • Responsiveness. Policies can be negotiated and finalised in
    very short timeframes
  • Flexibility to offer bespoke products
  • Premium rates are competitive
  • Contract bonds can be insured in isolation
Trade Disruption Insurance
Covering the consequential loss from force majeure events, physical loss or damage to the goods, insolvency and supply chain disruptions or frustrations.

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