Import Documentary Credit

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A payment method that reduces risk and strengthens your negotiating position.

Features and benefits

Ensures a supplier has met your terms and conditions before you pay them

Strengthens your negotiating position by offering a guaranteed payment

Can be used to improve cash flow

Protects you and your supplier's interests

Can be used to increase the credit period a supplier is willing to give

Documentary Credits (DCs) issued by HSBC will be widely accepted as payment assurance by suppliers and their banks

Can be used in place of deposits and advances financed by import loans, overdrafts or your own cash reserves

How it works

A DC is an undertaking by a bank to pay a supplier for goods or services within a prescribed time limit as long as clearly defined terms and conditions have been met.

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