10 Insightful Case Studies on How to Avoid Pitfalls, Tricks & Traps in International Trade

Case Studies International Trade

About this course:

In this online case studies course on ‘How to Avoid Pitfalls, Tricks and Traps in International Trade’, I will take you on a journey to cover recorded case studies on fraud and pitfalls experienced by those who are involved in international trade viz manufacturers, traders, exporters, importers, bankers, insurers, freight forwarders and carriers.

Here are 3 Free Videos of our Case Studies

Case #1: How a House Bill of Lading can be risky for an Exporter.

Find out how an unsuspecting Exporter was scammed by the Importer in a sales & purchase contract of fine woven carpets worth US$700,000.

Case #2 : How an Importer was cheated  by the Exporter  using forged documents  in a Letter of Credit transaction

Case: Gian Singh & Co Ltd v Banque De L’Indochine

Case #3 : The consequences if the goods description in the Sales Contract  does not match the terms of the  Letter of Credit

Case: Hyosung America v. Sumagh Textile Co.

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Course Content  10 Case Study Videos, 10 Case Study Transcripts (Downloadable PDF)

Case Number

Case Details



An Importer’s Harrowing Experience

Case: Han Jin Bankruptcy



How using an LC to pay for past shipment of goods can be detrimental to the seller.

Case: DBS Bank Ltd v Carrier Singapore


How using an LC to pay for past shipment of goods can be detrimental to the seller.

Case: DBS Bank Ltd v Carrier Singapore


How backdating a Bill of Lading is not encouraged

Case: Standard Chartered Bank v. Pakistan National Shipping Corp


How an Issuing Bank was liable to pay US$1.2million due to  non compliance to Article 14 of UCP500

Case: Voest Alpine Trading USA v Bank of China


Beware of Triad Syndicates operating in International Trade

Case: Pacifica Phantom Ship


How an Exporter did not get paid under a Confirmed LC although the Importer had waived the discrepancies

Case: Pasir Gudang Edible Oils Sdn Bhd vs Bank of New York


How an Importer was not able to claim under Insurance for damaged goods

Case: Success Insurance Ltd vs George Kallis


A surprise twist on how things can go wrong for both Seller & Buyer on a transaction using Incoterms DAP.

Case: Frozen Chicken


How Importing under CIF can be risky

Case: PVC Importer’s Dilemma

The Creators of This Course:

  • Mr Billy Fong, Principal Trainer of Tradelinks Resources with 25 years of training experience in International Trade.
  • Ms Sook Ling, Online Content Creator of Tradelinks Resources with 5 years of experience in finance.


1. When will I have access to the videos and transcripts ?

Once you click the learn more button below, you will be directed to set up an account on our training portal.  When you have made payment, you’ll have access to paid content videos and transcripts.

If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you will only have access to the free course content of 3 Case Study Videos , 3 Case Study Transcripts (Downloadable PDF).

2. What will I get if I pay for this course?

If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the videos and transcripts for this course. If you complete the course successfully, there will be a notification email sent to you notifying that  you have successfully  completed the course. Also, there is a discussion forum where you can ask questions related to this online training course .

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