How does comprehensive policy of ECGC work for exporters?


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How does comprehensive policy of ECGC work for exporters?

Comprehensive policy is one of the popular risk cover policy of ECGC Export Credit Guarantee Corporation. ECGC functions as a service provider to exporters in extending credit worthiness of buyers. ECGC assures amount of consignment on default of payment by buyer. ECGC collects premium against such insurance cover.

One of the major insurance policies of ECGC is comprehensive policy.

Let me explain in simple terms about Comprehensive policy of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation

You are an exporter, you obtained an order from XYZ - an overseas buyer to ship them goods for 6 months for USD 6000 (us dollars six thousand). The buyer instructed you to ship goods worth USD 1000 (one thousand) per shipment, each month. Means, you ship six times in each month for USD 1000 per shipment and total of USD 6000 for six months. As per the agreed terms by you and your buyer, credit period you have allowed is 60 days D.A.P (DA). Means, 60 days from the date of particular shipment, your buyer has to pay the amount of USD 1000 to you. Again in next month the buyer has to pay USD 1000 against the second shipment you have shipped to your buyer.

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This process continues till the 6th shipment effect. You approaches ECGC and apply with your buyer’s (xyz) complete details and their bank address. Based on the available data and market research, ECGC approves a credit limit of USD 2000 against the particular buyer – XYZ. This means,

the total outstanding liability of existing buyer ( XYZ ) should not exceed the limit of USD 2000 at any point of time. Read this sentence once again to make clear about how does comprehensive policy of ECGC work.

Based on the above example, let us learn the procedures to be followed while shipping goods. As per the example, you effected 1st shipment on 10thof April. Once after shipment, you have sent all required shipping documents with original bill of lading or airway bill with bill of exchange for acceptance though your bank to buyer’s bank. Documents reached buyer’s bank and buyer accepted documents. The due date of payment falls on 10th June. You have effected second shipment on 10th May worth usd 1000 as per your purchase order. The due date of this 2nd shipment falls on 10th July. Please note, your total outstanding liability at present is USD 2000.


Remember, you have an approved limit of USD 2000 against this particular buyer. Your 3rdshipment is expected to effect on 10th June. Once you ships 3rd shipment, the total outstanding liability would be USD 3000, which is not permitted by the ECGC. However, the due date to receive the export amount under 1st shipment is due on 10th June. In this case, you are not supposed to ship 3rd shipment. You can request buyer to allow you to ship 3rdshipment, once after receiving the payment for the 1st shipment.

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govind: Will ECGC cover covers export products which are used for factoring

Roshan Kukade: Thank you for your valuable information ,as i am new in this field, your valuable articles helping me for clearing my doubts.

Rubal: Hello, thank you for this information. Could you please share with us the difference between ECGC and EXIM Bank? How do they respectively facilitate international financing of trade ?

ajit: Can bank give loan on ecgc certificate and if yes how muuch % DOES IT GOVE TO THE EXPORTER??

mukesh nayak: Dear Sir, As we are exported good to Mexico, when we have to apply for ECGC policy, what is procedure & documents required. Like : How many days before Pls let us know on top most priority. Our Invoice date is 30/12/2016...The Bill of ladding date shall be 05/01/2017. Pls advise at Hyderabad to whom we shall approch for this ECGC coverage. Kind regards, Mukesh Nayak

jerin mathew james: procedure for taking ecgc policy.L/C is necessary for opening ecgc policy

bode: I got your email from the contact section on the ECGC website. Please how does not find out if a company registered in India is insured with ECGC? If there’s any contact I should connect with by phone and or email who knows the process please kindly advice.

subramanian: I used to go through your Website Knowledge Material and it is a great help for the Readers in Export/Import Transactions & other Got. Regulations. I would request you to guide if Export PSCFC bill erroneously realized by AD out of Foreign Inward Remittance, instead of crystallization of Bill to Rupee Amount. DGFT site shows Status of Shipping Bill is utilized but BRC not yet issued. Actually, the buyer not yet paid and Non payment certificate is obtained from the Buyer;s Bank and protested. Now the Exporter wanted to go for ECGC Claim seeking AD's certificate. Can we reopen Status of Shipping Bill as CANCEL instead of Utilization so that Exporter can lodge ECGC Claim?. Please send your guidance.

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