Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF)


About the CITF®

The Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF ® ) has been designed to enable trade, export and commodity executives to gain a thorough understanding of they key procedures, practices and legislation associated with international trade finance.

CITF® is delivered by ifs University College working in partnership with the ICC and developed in consultation with trade experts from across the world. This Certificate gives trade finance professionals the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized qualification that demonstrates expertise and professional standards.

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Studying CITF® will enable you to understand:

  • The trade environment and the role of the ICC
  • ICC international model contracts
  • An introduction to trade terms and Incoterms
  • The nature of financial, commercial and transport documents used in international trade Risk and mitigation including foreign exchange
  • Methods of payment mechanisms including open account, collections, documentary credits and bank payment obligations
  • Guarantees and standby credits
  • Short, medium and long term trade finance
  • Islamic trade finance
  • Dispute handling, arbitration and resolution
  • Fraud prevention and anti-money laundering


To register for CITF send a completed registration form to ifs University College . An electronic copy of the registration form is available to download from the link below.

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About The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - the World Business Organization - is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. With hundreds of thousands of member companies in +130 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise. The ICC Banking Commission is a leading global rule-making body for the banking industry. It produces universally accepted rules and guidelines for international banking practice and has rightly gained a reputation of the most authoritative voice in the field of trade finance.

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About ifs University College

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ifs University College is the university for financial education. London-based, it is a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter that exists to ensure a flow of talented individuals into the financial services industry and related sectors. Its qualifications enable individuals to reach their full professional potential and encourage appropriate and ethical practice. It also works to enhance the financial wellbeing of future generations through its unique personal finance qualifications and wider financial capability initiatives.

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