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DCW Honors and Remembers Professor James E. Byrne

On 1 July 2018, IIBLP Founder and Director Professor James (“Jim”) Edward Byrne died after a valiant battle against cancer. The letter of credit community and all who knew and loved him mourn the loss of a great man who left an indelible mark on the...
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Remembering James E. Byrne, Institute Founder and Director

  James E. Byrne Montgomery Village, MD It is with profound sadness that the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice must inform of the death of James (“Jim”) Edward Byrne on 1 July 2018 at his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland, after a valiant battle against cancer. Jim...
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IIBLP Trade Finance Events – Ongoing Discussions

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Ongoing Topics at the IIBLP Trade Finance Events

The 2018 IIBLP Trade Finance events series is halfway through. With events so far in North America, Dubai, Belgium, and Stockholm, we've seen a myriad of topics discussed in the sphere of...
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SWIFT MT Category 7 Changes: Who’s Ready?

IIBLP_SWIFT update Mandatory SWIFT MT Category 7 changes are fast approaching that will impact letters of credit. Changes to the 700 series for documentary credits will come in November of 2018, and November 2019 for the 760 series (demand guarantees & standby LCs). At last month’s IIBLP Read more

Singapore Introduces Blockchain-Based eCO

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The First Blockchain eCO

In another claimed blockchain-related breakthrough, on 9 May 2018 the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce announced it’s become the world’s first chamber to offer a blockchain-based e-Certificate of Origin (eCO) platform to support the digitalization of trade.

The Certificate of...

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Sanctions: A Primer

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In this blog post we will explore the topic of Sanctions in a broad sense, and discuss their impact on trade finance. Additionally we'll look at the available means of remaining complaint with sanctions regimes. At the bottom of this page are key resources...

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