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Certificate of Trade Finance in Africa (COTFIA) 2024

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Workshop -

The American University in Cairo (Live online and on Campus)



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The American University in Cairo (Live online and on Campus)

As the world progresses toward becoming a more connected place, the role of regional trade and its implications for global economies is growing radically. For trade practitioners, the evolving dynamics of African regional trade can entail unprecedented opportunities for economic growth and prosperity.
Armed with the right mindset, the interested practitioner will be able to recognize and make use of the vast prospects of African regional trade. This certificate was designed to introduce you to the applied potential and actual challenges of trade activities among different regions in Africa. It explains the different stages of trade activities, starting with identifying the various trade opportunities in the continent and ultimately managing the logistics of exports/imports.
Within a global perspective, you will be introduced to the world of international trade, trade finance, supply chain finance and commercial finance (factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending).

Key Benefits

  • Identify - the strategic importance of international trade
  • Manage - the process of regulatory and legal compliance of an organization’s products according to the requirements of the different regional markets in Africa.
  • Discuss - different sales and marketing strategies and how to adopt them in the different regional markets.
  • Acquire - the tools needed to achieve the professional development goals in international trade finance.
  • Conduct - financial transaction analysis on elements of trade such as profit and loss and exchange rate risk management.
  • Understand - key aspects of international trade: supply chain finance and its variations, international trade finance and logistics and risks mitigation and control.
  • Integrate - trade activities within an organization’s value chain.

Please register latest on 31 March 2024

Please note that only fully completed and correct forms will be accepted by FCI.
Registration is individual, please fill in one registration per student.
Extended registration deadline until 24 April 2024.
(please provide your personal email, not your work email to be able to receive system-generated emails)
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Please note that the vaccination card might be required to enter the University
Tuiton fee*:
* Please note that the fees cover tuition only. Flights, accommodation, food/drink, visa issuance and transportation are not included in the program fees.


Please check if you require an entry visa to Egypt. Please apply for your visa early enough, it may take several weeks to get the visa.


Any change or cancellation MUST be made in writing.
• An non-refundable fee of USD 1,000 is paid by the registered participant to fully confirm their enrolment to the Programme

In the event that a speaker cancels his participation, every effort will be made to find a replacement presenter of equivalent experience.

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