Global Risks - Trade Finance Report 2013

ICC Register Report 2013

The ICC Trade Register captures data on trade finance to build a reliable and comprehensive fact base for understanding the real risks within international trade.

The analysis this year builds on what was done in previous years to create a view of the risks in trade finance, which is more consistent with the Basel methodology.

This report, produced by the ICC Banking Commission in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, presents the global trade finance industry’s 2012 perspectives on the risks in trade finance. Its objectives are:

  • To support regulators and policymakers by providing an objective and transparent review of the risk characteristics of trade finance instruments, using a rich base of industry data;
  • To progress the understanding of trade finance instruments amongst industry participants more broadly, including their risks and importance in global trade;
  • Promote understanding of the international regulations affecting bank capital requirements for trade finance, and their history and objectives, in order to help bridge the communication gap between the industry and regulators.