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Letter of Credit

Letter of Credit Process

We can assist you in your trade deal by providing the Documentary Letter of Credit – DLC MT700 on behalf of your company from European Banks to conclude imports and exports.

Follow the simple LC Issuance process to open LC MT700 at ZERO Cash Margin:

  1. The client submits their LC or DLC request with the signed proforma invoice or contract of their trade deal. Also, they inform the amount and the tenure of their required LC.
  2. We examine the trade details and inform the client about the approval or rejection of their LC request.
  3. Once approved, we will send a service agreement to the client. And also, inform them about the service charges to begin their LC transaction.
  4. Once we signed the agreement and received the service charges, we will start work on their transaction. We will block our bank limit; then, we will provide the MT700 draft for their review and approval.
  5. After receiving the documents, draft approval, and LC issuance fee, we will request our bank to issue the required MT700. We assure you that it will not take more than 2 banking days to conclude the deal.
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    LC Issued for a Sudan Buyer

    A Sudan based trader required a Letter of Credit facility to finalize their Toyota Hilux Double Cabin Pickups import deal with a Dubai supplier. We extended our own bank facility available with European Banks and facilitated the required MT700 from our European Bank Account at ZERO Collateral!

    Amount: USD 450,000
    Instrument: LC

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    What is Letter of Credit?

    A Letter of Credit is a written undertaking issued by a bank guaranteeing the buyer’s payment towards the seller. It is also called irrevocable LC, Import LC, LC at Sight, LC MT700, DLC MT700. This is to assure the seller that they will receive the payment for the supply of goods, once they submit the shipping documents.

    Due to the nature of global trade dealings & its risks factors including distance, different laws in each country, and trust issues between the traders, the use of LC has become a vital part of global trade. When a buyer & a seller from two different parts of the world decided to do business, there might be uncertainty in trust and payment will arise. To bridge the gap between the traders & to build trust, LCs are being used.

    Usually, DLC MT700 & LC at Sight which is valid for 90 days and 180 days are always irrevocable. It means a bank provides an irrevocable commitment to the seller, that they will get paid if they comply with the terms stated in the issued Irrevocable LC.  Also, it assures that if the buyer is unable to make the payment or went bankrupt, then the bank will be liable to fulfill the payment terms as agreed in the contract. Hence this is an irrevocable commitment made by the bank, LCs are mostly preferred by buyers and sellers, as a Payment Term in International Trade.

    Letter of Credit

    How Does a Letter of Credit Work?

    When it comes to global trade, buyers run the risk of not receiving goods from the supplier for which they have already paid. On the other hand, sellers run the risk of nonpayment by the buyer for the supplied goods. Hence, in this case, the traditional payment method used earlier for global trade has failed. So, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) introduced MT700 to secure the interests of both parties involved in trading.

    While using LC Payment Term, the buyer’s bank assures to pay the seller for the supplied goods; upon complying with all terms & the submission of documents as stated in the issued DLC. In case, if the seller fails to submit the documents before the deadline, the LC will be expired. Then the bank will return the funds to the buyer’s bank account which they deposited while LC Opening. Hence, this way, the risk of non-payment & the non-delivery of goods goes down to zero percent.

    Documents required for a Letter of Credit

    To open a Letter of Credit on behalf of your company at ZERO Collateral, you need to arrange the following documents:-

    • Signed Copy of Proforma Invoice or Sales and Purchase Contract of your Trade Deal
    • Company Registration or Trade License
    • MOU between partners (if any) along with Company Ownership Document
    • Passport Copy of the Authorized Signatory
    • Authorized Signatory’s Residence or Company Utility Bills as Address Proof
    • Past 6 Month Bank Account Statement Copy

    Once all these documents are received from your end, we will start work with our bank to structure your DLC transaction.

    To Open LC at Sight or DLC MT700 at ZERO Collateral

    To Open LC at Sight or DLC MT700 at ZERO Collateral

    Parties Involved in LC Issuance

    In general, the following are the parties involved with Letters of Credit. Here’s what each party role and what it does:-

    Applicant: The Applicant or the buyer who requests the bank to issue the DLC MT700 in favor of their supplier.

    Beneficiary – The supplier who receives the MT700 in their bank account, called LC Beneficiary.

    Issuing Bank – The bank who issues the MT700 on behalf of their customer, called LC Issuing Bank.

    Advising Bank – The advising bank receives the MT700 from the issuing bank and advises the LC towards the seller’s bank.

    Negotiating Bank – The seller’s bank who receives the LC works also as a negotiating bank on their client’s behalf.

    Letter of Credit Benefits

    Not just the importer, but the exporter also gains lots of benefits by using Import LC as a payment term. And it includes:

    For Exporter

    • The buyer can’t cancel or alter an order without the approval of the seller. Hence, the production risk becomes zero.
    • The buyer’s bank has the obligation to pay for the shipped goods.
    • The buyer can’t refuse to pay for the supplied goods, as long as, the seller complies with the terms of credit.
    • Payments are secured; if the buyer opts for a deferred payment.

    For Importer

    • The bank is liable for the payment of goods or services on a precondition. If the seller would provide all the documents required, according to the terms of MT700.
    • Through an LC, the importer is indeed proving their solvency.
    • In most cases, the buyer is able to control the shipping of goods.
    • If the seller provides a deferred payment option, it means that the seller has been granted a credit period for the payment.
    • Pre payments become negligible under import LC.

    No Lengthy Procedures! Fast Issuance!

    No Lengthy Procedures! Fast Issuance!

    Types of Letter of Credit

    Irrevocable Letter of Credit 

    This type of Letters of Credit cannot be amended or changed without the consent of all parties involved. Most of the traders prefer Irrevocable LCs. This is because Irrevocable LC gives the security that most suppliers want.

    Transferable LC

    As it indicates, this can be transferable to the principle supplier upon request of the 1st beneficiary. This is because, in some cases, the first party is playing the role of a middle party under this type of Letters of Credit.

    Confirmed LC

    In some cases, sellers may not trust issuing bank that provides LC on behalf of the buyer. Hence, they might require a bank in their home country to confirm the LC.

    LC at Sight 60 Days / LC 90 Days After Sight 

    This type of LC is commonly used in domestic and global trade. Also, this guarantees that the bank will release the payment; once the seller submits all the documents as mentioned in the credit.

    Back to Back Letter of Credit

    This type of Letter of Credit Back to Back normally issues against the Master LC. This is to say, here, at first, the LC opened in favor of an exporter from an importer’s bank. Then, on the basis of the Master LC and the credit facility available in the exporter’s account. Further, the exporter’s bank will open a new LC, in favor of their principal seller.

    Letters of Credit Cost 

    The cost of Letters of Credit may vary based on the amount & its tenure. Usually, the cost may include bank commission, processing fee & swift charges. Further, the cost is borne by the Applicant (buyer). Also, it should be clearly stated on the issued LC. For more info on the Cost, Contact us.

    Letter of Credit Providers

    Bronze Wing Trading L.L.C., the Letter of Credit Providers in Dubai provides DLC MT700 on your behalf without any cash margin. By offering LC from rated banks, we help traders who do not have enough facilities in their bank account to conclude their trade.

    If you are looking for a secure, easy, and reliable way to get MT700 to conclude your trade, Fill up the Form Available Here!Fill up the Form Available Here! We can provide you the required LC at Sight from European Banks at Zero Cash Margin!

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