Doing business internationally involves much more than simply transplanting a business model, or shipping a product overseas. Trade – import or export – involves complexities and risks which can challenge the most seasoned executive or the most determined entrepreneur. International business can also be very enriching, and extremely profitable, for those who can seize the opportunities while effectively managing the risks.
At TD Securities, our Global Trade Finance group offers expert advice to mitigate risk and enhance revenue opportunities when conducting international trade. We understand credit and payment risks and can help formulate a tailored trade solution to improve your competitiveness in the global markets.
Among our Trade Services, we offer the following suite of products: Import, Export and Standby Letters of Credit as well as Import and Export Documentary Collections which help structure trade terms that minimize risk and maximize liquidity to improve the returns of your overall international dealings.
Letters of Credit – Export
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Structured Trade Finance
TD Global Trade Finance is based primarily in North America, with Trade Specialists on-site in various international markets, supporting our clients throughout the world.
Our Trade Specialists collectively represent an impressive roster of subject matter experts with hands-on experiences and global perspectives. Many of our specialists have traveled the globe to develop key relationships, pursue innovative and complex deals, and to advise clients in matters of international trade and trade finance.
Talk to one of our Trade Specialists to identify your needs and structure the best solutions for your business.
They weren't medieval ...
Italy's economy was based on international trade and finance,
Spain's economy was based on colonial exploitation that has similarities to our exploiting cheap labor in developing markets,
Portugal's was based on importing raw material and transforming it into finished products.
Economies are always about: supply and demand, capital and investment, borrowing and spending.
BTW, these were the leading global economic powers in THEIR day. And you'd be surprised how quickly and hard they fell -- there was no recovery possible through "deflation" as you suggest.
World Leaders To Discuss Averting
October 6, 2010
At the height of the global financial crisis two years ago, world leaders braced for a trade war. Governments were desperate to save jobs and protect their industries from foreign competition.
In the end, they generally avoided protectionism. But there's a new danger now.
When finance ministers gather in Washington D.C. later this week, they'll talk about how to avert a currency war.
Governments around the world are disappointed that their economies are recovering so slowly, and they're seeking new ways to boost growth
Japan's trade surplus shrank by more than one-third in 2001
Japan's trade surplus, a key indicator of the country's economic health, shrank by more than one-third in 2001 to its lowest level in 18 years.
The news, which represents the 18th consecutive monthly fall in the surplus, underlines the weakness of Japan's key export industries.
Concern over falling Japanese exports recently persuaded the government to move towards a weak-yen policy, which has seen the currency fall to three-year lows against the US dollar.
If the current weak yen persists, as many economists predict, the trade surplus should start to widen again this year