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 $9 billion in global transactions per year. Learn what we can offer »

Upcoming Events:

Webinar: International Trade Documentation – Virtual Retention, Processing and Storage
July 12, 2016

Although hardly a new idea, virtual documentation as a viable product has been staggering for years. Why? Trading partners (and their providers) must agree that this is not only possible but vastly preferable.

The costs associated with trade documentation forwarding and storing are astronomical! With today's technology, billions would be saved by the move from physical to virtual documentation by including partners and for storage of the documents.

This webinar will look at the foundation technologies of virtual documentation, the potential users, cost savings, compliance and maintenance required for an inexpensive off-the-shelf technology software solution for your international operations.

Webinar: Understanding the Financial Role of INCOTERMS 2010
July 13, 2016

Trade Technologies and the US Commercial Services are cohosting this informative webinar.

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

Webinar: Export Documentation - New to Export
July 27th, 2016

Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA) are co-hosting this informative webinar on export documentation.

Documentation is a tedious but necessary process that all exporters must pay close attention to, as documentation requirements vary considerably by country, commodity and situation. Although exporters must fill out and submit many different forms for each international shipment, most require similar data elements and can (and should!) be duplicated precisely from one document to the next.

Certain documents need to be prepared correctly in order to get your goods delivered to your customer. This webinar identifies the documents, describes how to complete them and identifies the essential data elements that must be uniform on all documents.

Webinar: Why Cargo Insurance is Important in Trade Transactions
September 14, 2016

Trade Technologies and the US Commercial Services are cohosting this informative webinar.

This webinar will expose exporters to the world of Cargo Insurance; what is important to know to make the right decisions and why it is a critical issue when negotiating price with a buyer.

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Houston
September 15-16, 2016

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 101: Beginner
September 21, 2016

Would you like to sharpen your basic understanding of Letters of Credit?

Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA) are co-hosting this enlightening webinar.

Trade Technologies’ Chip Thomas, will present an informative webinar about LC basics and how they can be used to accelerate cash flow and streamline trade.

The benefit to using a letter of credit is that it provides a conditional guarantee of payment from banks to the exporter (beneficiary) if the terms and conditions of the documentary credit are complied with. Attendees will learn about credit risk, the nuts and bolts of the LC process, and how to avoid discrepancies. Let us show you some of the basic issues that either makes LCs an effective payment mechanism or a major headache and how you can avoid the latter.

Webinar: How Letters of Credit Can Improve International Sales
October 12, 2016

Trade Technologies and the US Commercial Services are cohosting this informative webinar.

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

Webinar: The Secrets of Successful Trade Financing for Sales People
November 16, 2016

Trade Technologies and the US Commercial Services are cohosting this informative webinar.

This webinar will outline key issues that sales people need to know in order to structure successful transactions that are good for both the seller and the buyer.

Seminar: Letters of Credit Training - What Every Exporter Must Know to Sharpen Their LC Ninja Skills - Sacramento
November 17-18, 2016

This interactive 2-day seminar, co-hosted with Northern California World Trade Center, 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 201: Intermediate
November 23, 2016

Would you like to learn how to use Letters of Credit as efficient payment tools?

Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA) are co-hosting this helpful webinar. Trade Technologies’ Chip Thomas will present an informative webinar about how Letters of Credit (LCs) can be used to accelerate cash flow and streamline trade.

Commercial LCs are the most actively used structured payment tools in international trade. If an exporter submits correct documentation to the banks it should get paid within 7-10 days after shipment. This webinar will cover how the exporter can control the LC payment process to assure consist prompt payments.

Webinar: The Role and Effective Use of Credit Insurance
December 14, 2016

Trade Technologies and the US Commercial Services are cohosting this informative webinar.

This webinar will introduce exporters to credit insurance and how it can be used as an effective selling tool in the international market place.

Webinar: Letters of Credit 301: Advanced
January 18, 2017

Would you like to learn how to use LCs as effective financing tools?

Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA) are co-hosting this instructive webinar.

Commercial letters of credit (“LCs”) can be an effective payment mechanism, provided you get the details right. Join us for our advanced letter of credit webinar that goes beyond using LCs as effective payment tools to address key details about how LCs can be used as powerful financing tools that work for both you and your international customers.

Webinar: Incoterms 2010
March 22, 2017

This informative webinar cohosted by Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA), will present an in-depth overview of Incoterms® 2010 and how to best select the right Incoterm. We will cover how Incoterms® evolved and their most recent revisions. Time will be spent explaining and demystifying the terms and the implications these terms have on cost and risk. By the end of the session you will be familiar with Incoterms® and which terms are best for you.

Webinar: Understanding Cargo Insurance
May 17, 2017

Trade Technologies and the International Cotton Association (ICA) are co-hosting this educational webinar on understanding cargo insurance.

Do the nuances of cargo insurance leave you baffled? You think you are covered, but what about the “what ifs?” Please join us for an informative webinar where we will address: “Uncommon Cargo Insurance- Am I covered?” During this webinar Trade Technologies’ Chip Thomas, will discuss some of the more subtle cargo insurance liability issues occurring in everyday cargo transit situations.

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