Guidebook on Trade and Supply Chain Finance

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Guidebook on Trade and Supply Chain Finance

Publication Number

APEC#215-SE -01.27

Published Date

November 2015

Type of Publication


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APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit





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The Guidebook describes typical supply chains and which stages need financing and how they are financed. It discusses risks in the supply chains and various mitigation mechanisms whose availability and use depend on the presence of proper regulatory and legal infrastructures as well as the confidence of the market in them. The Guidebook also talks about financial instruments such as warehouse receipts financing, invoice finance, receivables finance, factoring, and forfaiting. Case studies of what had gone wrong in particular actual transactions are presented as examples and provide important insights on regulatory or institutional deficits that need to be bridged.