Trade Finance

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Understand the Global Marketplace

Make your cash flow more predictable and improve your working capital.

Our dedicated East West bankers have in-depth understanding of the global marketplace.  They will closely work with you to structure the best trade solutions to meet your complex international trade and supply chain financing needs as well as provide working capital to maximize your international opportunities.


Customized Solutions for Importers

Line of Credit

We understand that it takes time to turn a purchase into cash. As an importer, you may need extra cash to maintain a healthy cash flow and ensure that the business runs smoothly. We recommend that importers take advantage of an East West Bank line of credit. It provides working capital to expand your purchases overseas.


Customized Solutions for Exporters

Pre-Export Financing

Short-term financing to cover the purchasing, consolidating, packing and shipping of raw materials or finished goods before shipment of the merchandise under an export letter of credit.

Export Bill Purchased

Short-term financing to the exporter under export letters of credit to bridge the gap between the shipment of goods and draft acceptance of issuing bank providing no discrepant documents are presented to East West Bank. 

Export Acceptance Finance (Bill Discount)

Short-term financing to the exporter under export usance letters of credit after bills are accepted by issuing banks that undertake to effect payment at maturity.

Government Export Credit Agencies

East West Bank provides a full range of export financing to U.S. manufacturers through government export credit agencies (ECAs) including:

  • The Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • The Export-Import Bank of China, and
  • Through our network of foreign credit insurance agencies.

Whether you are exporting from the U.S. or China, East West Bank can provide innovative financing structures that assist you in expanding your international sales activity. Through our China subsidiary, East West Bank (China) Ltd., we can facilitate RMB-denominated export trade settlement for exporters, in addition to financing their RMB-denominated working capital needs in China. Additionally, we can provide competitive bill discount services and cost effective factoring and accounts receivable financing.

Through our expertise in financing international trade activity and the various industries we cover, we can provide value for you and your business.


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