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Trade Risk Group is always striving to learn what is most important about current economic and financial conditions, and looks to consolidate the most useful information and provide it for the benefit of credit and risk management professionals.

Cash Flow Value of Credit Insurance

Recently, one of our clients had a potential claim with a covered customer in Mexico.  The customer was not insolvent, but they were not making any payment on the $135,000 that they owed.  Our insured decided to file a claim on their policy immediately, which allowed...

Domino Effect

Recently, hog producer Agfeed Industries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  One interesting factor about this bankruptcy is that, on paper prior to their filing, Agfeed did not set off any alarms about their financial condition.  The company had $244 million...

Europe Imports Chapter 11 Concepts

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, bankruptcy laws across Europe, particularly in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, are going through a makeover, and the model that is being used is Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.  Until now, the vast majority of European...

New Import Regulations in Argentina

Alert License Requirement for Sales into Argentina Effective earlier this year, all Argentinian importers must fill out a Sworn Affidavit of Intention to Import (Declaracion Jurada de Importacion, or “DJAI”) with the Argentine Tax and Customs Authority.  The...

Credit Insurance Flexibility

Credit Insurance – Available Options One misconception about credit insurance that I see frequently in talking with companies that are looking into it for the first time is that they assume that the insurance company will require that they insure all of their...