Global Trade Solution for Importers and Buyers

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Successfully navigate your import opportunities

Delivering hands-on guidance, Fifth Third’s experienced Global Trade Finance team can help you take advantage of the savings that come with importing goods, while steering away from risk. We’ll evaluate the appropriate level of risk protection you need and arrange financing for you and your suppliers.

Letters of Credit

Make your international and domestic purchases with greater confidence. An import letter of credit can provide your supplier with a payment commitment, help ensure against errors and conserve your cash until your order has been shipped.

Standby Letters of Credit

To cover regular import shipments and facilitate transactions, Standby’s improve your risk profile, enhance your vendor relationships and mitigate risk.

Import Financing

Our import financing services can help you gain an edge by assisting with inventory management and making purchases when strategic opportunities arise.

Supply Chain Financing

Providing reduced-cost financing for your suppliers, our supply chain financing services can help you optimize cash flow, shorten your cash conversion cycle, reduce materials costs and simplify your trade processes.

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Documentary Collections

Our experienced team can serve as a trusted intermediary to facilitate the delivery of trade documents and maintain communication with your suppliers. We can even provide refinancing if additional time is needed before paying.

Bankers' Acceptance for Imports

A low-cost alternative to loans, acceptances can be used to generate funds to pay suppliers for goods. They can be created in conjunction with transactions involving letters of credit, documentary draft collections and open account purchases.

Fifth Third Global Trade DirectSM

Leveraging the power of our online portal, Fifth Third DirectSM, Global Trade Direct helps you to manage your import and export activities with greater efficiency, enabling you to take control of your letters of credit and documentary collection activity.

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Global trade insights

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We support a variety of services for businesses looking to improve multiple aspects of their finances through the convenience of one bank that you can value and trust.

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