Trade Technologies provides patented software and services that accelerate the creation and delivery of complex letter of credit and other trade documentation. Our customers are consistently paid faster and more reliably with lower overhead costs.

Global Exporters

Accelerate creation and delivery of accurate trade documents for faster payment

Asia-Direct Imports

Automate document creation and delivery from Asia to North American and European retailers

Trade Banks

Receive digital letter of credit and Direct Import open account documents for examination

Freight Forwarders

Deliver better service by outsourcing your customers' letter of credit and banking needs
We combine cutting-edge technology, trade documentation experts, and best-in-class processes to improve visibility into the financial supply chain. We process over $10 billion in global transactions per year. Learn what we can offer »

Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Reasons to Use Letters of Credit in 2018
January 23, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • The role of Letters of Credit in international sales
  • Buyers may be required to buy using Letters of Credit
  • If the Seller knows its responsibilities, Letters of Credit can work really well
  • Letters of Credit allow the Seller to be more competitive and increase sales
  • Letters of Credit are the most used Payment Method in international trade
  • Letters of Credit can improve the Seller's Cash Flow
  • Letters of Credit can allow the buyer to extended time to pay
  • Letters of Credit can be a win-win payment tools for Sellers and Buyers

Webinar: How to Sell effectively without a Letter of Credit
February 6, 2018

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Learn the attributes and shortfalls the 3 alternative payment options to Letters of Credit
  • Cash-in-Advance
  • Documentary Collections
  • Open Account
  • Learn how these options differ and the benefits of using them
  • Understand the cost structure of each option
  • Understand the financial and practical considerations in using each of these options
  • Learn how to mitigate risks with each of these options
  • Understand the requirements of using these options
  • Buyer and Seller considerations
  • The role of the guarantor, of any
  • Understand the role of credit insurance in using each of these options
  • Understanding the roles of the US EXIM Bank and SBA

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Las Vegas
February 15-16, 2018

This interactive 2-day seminar, provides indispensable tools, techniques and practical knowledge for export financing. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to really use payment and financing tools such as letters of credit; offer competitive terms and yet receive payment upon shipment; protect balance sheets from the risks of international trade; and create win-win client relationships that increase international sales and revenue.

Webinar: How to Reduce Discrepancies under Letters of Credit
February 20, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the How to Deal with Discrepancies webinar:
  • What is a discrepancy?
  • Why do banks always seem to find them?
  • The common causes of discrepancies.
  • How to avoid discrepancies.
  • What to do when discrepancies occur.
  • Why you should control the number of documents.
  • How to control what documents are permissible.
  • Never consign Bills of Lading / Shipping documents to the buyer.
  • Why you should never send documents "On Approval."
  • Q&A - Ask your questions!

Webinar: Understanding the Financial Role of Incoterms 2010
March 6, 2018

This webinar will discuss the critical role of INCOTERMS 2010 and the negative impact they can have on whether exporters will get paid for their exports.

Webinar: Title Transfer Does Not Equal Revenue
March 20, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • What does title transfer really mean?
  • It determines who owns the product being shipped
  • Why is title transfer/ownership important
  • Based on title transfer a Seller can create a "sale"
  • Why is creating a sale important?
  • For revenue recognition purposes
  • But does revenue recognition actually generate revenue/payment?
  • Not necessarily!
  • Reasons why revenue recognition may not actually produce revenue
  • Letters of Credit
  • Documentary Collections
  • Open Account
  • The role of cargo insurance and Incoterms on actually getting paid

Webinar: How to Take the Agony out of Letters of Credit
April 3, 2018

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • The rationale for using Letters of Credit
  • The Seller should benefit and not the Buyer
  • What the Seller needs to know in order to benefit
  • What the Seller needs to know to reduce/eliminate discrepancies
  • Understanding the key elements of the Payment Process
  • How to Control all documentation
  • Structuring the Letter of Credit for fast payment

Webinar: The Role of Technology in International Trade
April 17, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • Historical Overview of Trade Payments
  • From cash to checks to electronic payments
  • The move from manual document creation to electronic creation
  • The movement from courier services to electronic transmissions
  • How technology is speeding up the Letter of Credit process
  • How technology is reducing costs
  • How technology is improving transaction management and control

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Houston
April 19-20, 2018

This interactive 2-day seminar, provides indispensable tools, techniques and practical knowledge for export financing. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to really use payment and financing tools such as letters of credit; offer competitive terms and yet receive payment upon shipment; protect balance sheets from the risks of international trade; and create win-win client relationships that increase international sales and revenue.

Webinar: The Role of Drafts & Acceptances
May 1, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during this webinar:
  • Definition of a draft or "bill of exchange"
  • The role of drafts in international trade
  • The key elements in setting up a draft
  • How does a draft differ from a check?
  • Creating an effective draft - the eight points of negotiability
  • Learn why drafts are the most important financial tool in international trade
  • Definition of an acceptance

Webinar: Understanding the Process of Discounting Acceptances
May 15, 2018

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding the different types of acceptances and how they can be used in international trade: trade acceptances vs. bankers’ acceptances.
  • Drafts and acceptances in the sales process – a very competitive and effective sales tool that most sales people don’t use!
  • The positive cash flow impact of using drafts and acceptances. Drafts and acceptances create the opportunity to effectively extend credit terms to buyers while at the same time improving the seller’s cash flow.
  • Creating an effective draft for financing purposes
  • Understanding the costs of using acceptances: discounting vs. hold and redeem
  • How banks handle the process of discounting drafts

Webinar: Understanding the Key Role of Bills of Lading
May 29, 2018

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • The all-important Bill of Lading
  • Why it is needed
  • How it should be structured
  • The importance of Consignment Language
  • The important relationship between Incoterms, Payment Methods and the Bill of Lading
  • Who wants to be in control of the merchandise during shipment?
  • Who should be in control of the merchandise during shipment?
  • Why documentary control is critical

Webinar: Why Cargo Insurance is Important in ALL Transactions
June 12, 2018

Do the nuances of cargo insurance leave you baffled? You think you are covered, but what about the “what ifs?” During this webinar, we will discuss some of the subtler cargo insurance liability issues occurring in everyday cargo transit situations.

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Boston
June 21-22, 2018

This interactive 2-day seminar, provides indispensable tools, techniques and practical knowledge for export financing. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to really use payment and financing tools such as letters of credit; offer competitive terms and yet receive payment upon shipment; protect balance sheets from the risks of international trade; and create win-win client relationships that increase international sales and revenue.

Webinar: Letters of Credit for Sales People
June 26, 2018

Letters of credit are misunderstood and therefore often misused in export sales. This creates a toxic environment that most sales people want to avoid. In fact, many export sales people believe letters of credit will undermine their ability to sell internationally. This webinar will demystify the letter of credit and reveal why sales people should embrace letters of credit as beneficial sales tool.

Webinar: How to Reduce Discrepancies under Letters of Credit
July 10, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the How to Deal with Discrepancies webinar:
  • What is a discrepancy?
  • Why do banks always seem to find them?
  • The common causes of discrepancies.
  • How to avoid discrepancies.
  • What to do when discrepancies occur.
  • Why you should control the number of documents.
  • How to control what documents are permissible.
  • Never consign Bills of Lading / Shipping documents to the buyer.
  • Why you should never send documents "On Approval."
  • Q&A - Ask your questions!

Webinar: How to Use Letters of Credit as Financing Tools
July 24, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • Background on Letters of Credit as effective payment tools
  • Reasons why most Letters of Credit are used as Payment tools and not as Financing tools
  • What the Seller must know before using Letters of Credit as Financing tools
  • The importance of Drafts and how to prepare them
  • Understanding how discounting draft works
  • The Benefits of using Letters of Credit as Financing tools
  • Can Improve Sellers cash flow
  • Allows Buyer to receive attractive financing
  • Creates win-win sales transactions for Sellers and Buyers
  • Allows the Seller to sell more product

Webinar: Understanding the Financial Role of Incoterms 2010
August 7, 2018

This webinar will discuss the critical role of INCOTERMS 2010 and the negative impact they can have on whether exporters will get paid for their exports.

Webinar: Roles & Responsibilities of Banks in the Payment Process
August 21, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • How many banks should be involved in a transaction?
  • Are all banks the same?
  • Does it matter what bank you use?
  • What are the responsibilities of banks in Open Accounts?
  • What are the responsibilities of banks in a Letter of Credit?
  • Why do banks charge Letter of Credit fees?
  • Are bank fees excessive?
  • Can you negotiate fees with banks?
  • Will banks help you with your Letters of Credit?
  • Banks aren't your enemy - understand why!
  • Learn to talk to your bank to get what you want!
  • Q&A - Ask your questions!

Webinar: How to Take the Agony out of Letters of Credit
September 11, 2018

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • The rationale for using Letters of Credit
  • The Seller should benefit and not the Buyer
  • What the Seller needs to know in order to benefit
  • What the Seller needs to know to reduce/eliminate discrepancies
  • Understanding the key elements of the Payment Process
  • How to Control all documentation
  • Structuring the Letter of Credit for fast payment

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Los Angeles
September 20-21, 2018

This interactive 2-day seminar, provides indispensable tools, techniques and practical knowledge for export financing. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to really use payment and financing tools such as letters of credit; offer competitive terms and yet receive payment upon shipment; protect balance sheets from the risks of international trade; and create win-win client relationships that increase international sales and revenue.

Webinar: Compliance Responsibilities
September 25, 2018

This webinar will introduce exporters to the important role of "Know Your Customer (KYC)" in all international trade transactions.

Webinar: Title Transfer Does Not Equal Revenue
October 9, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • What does title transfer really mean?
  • It determines who owns the product being shipped
  • Why is title transfer/ownership important
  • Based on title transfer a Seller can create a "sale"
  • Why is creating a sale important?
  • For revenue recognition purposes
  • But does revenue recognition actually generate revenue/payment?
  • Not necessarily!
  • Reasons why revenue recognition may not actually produce revenue
  • Letters of Credit
  • Documentary Collections
  • Open Account
  • The role of cargo insurance and Incoterms on actually getting paid

Webinar: How Letters of Credit can Improve International Sales
November 6, 2018

This webinar will introduce exporters to the world of Letters of Credit and the important issues to understand in order to use them effectively.

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • They are a Trusted Payment Method
  • They Protect the Seller against the Buyer Payment Risk
  • Based on Universally Accepted Rules (UCP 600)
  • Help Buyers Pay for Product when they lack the cash to pay
  • Allow Buyers to Finance Goods when they don't have the cash

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Nashville
November 15-16, 2018

This interactive 2-day seminar, provides indispensable tools, techniques and practical knowledge for export financing. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to really use payment and financing tools such as letters of credit; offer competitive terms and yet receive payment upon shipment; protect balance sheets from the risks of international trade; and create win-win client relationships that increase international sales and revenue.

Webinar: Introduction to Credit Insurance
November 20, 2018

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:
  • What is Credit Insurance?
  • Why should it be considered as an attractive option?
  • When should credit insurance be considered?
  • The difference between Letters of Credit and Credit Insurance
  • The impact of credit insurance on the Seller's cash flow
  • Is credit insurance cost effective?
  • Who provides credit insurance?
  • How credit insurance works
  • The problems with credit insurance
  • The benefits of credit insurance

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