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Solutions for importers

Capitalize on our international reach, and unlock your company's potential

Sourcing products globally can increase opportunities but the consequences can be unpredictable, especially in unfamiliar markets. Benefit from greater visibility and control with access to HSBC's comprehensive suite of products and services for importers.

Import Letters of Credit

Expedite shipments from overseas and minimize risk to your business.

  • Provide additional payment assurance for your supplier
  • Help verify that you receive correct, high-quality goods before payment
  • Receive expert advice on handling documents in accordance with international rules and regulations
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Import Collections

A simple, cost-effective and secure means of trading internationally.

  • Inspect commercial documents before making payment or agreeing to pay at a fixed future date
  • Easily change contract terms on shipping, delivery and insurance right up until the goods are shipped
  • Improve cash flow with the flexibility to negotiate credit terms with your seller
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Standby Letters of Credit

An alternative to cash deposits when you are trying to win business domestically and worldwide.

  • Support existing business and secure new deals with less risk
  • Provide security that your bid will be honored
  • Submit a performance guarantee
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Information management

Manage your international business from anywhere, anytime1 24/7 with HSBCnet2.

  • Increase efficiency, reduce waiting time and expedite your processes
  • Get real-time account and transaction information
  • Apply for an Import Letter of Credit online
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Related import products

Gain more control over your goods and protect your business with additional import solutions from HSBC.

  • Shipping Guarantee/Air Waybill Release
  • Bankers Acceptances
  • Import Loans
  • Pre-Set Exchange Rates and Forward Contracts/Options
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United States persons (including entities) may be subject to U.S. taxation on their worldwide income and may be subject to tax and other filing obligations with respect to their U.S. and non-U.S. accounts. U.S. persons and entities should consult a tax advisor for more information.

Trade and Supply Chain transactions may be subject to credit approval. Other restrictions, including specific country regulations may apply. Foreign currency exchange rates may apply to certain trade transactions. Certain products and solutions may not be offered in every market.

1 Subject to U.S. sanction regulations.

2 HSBCnet features and functionality may vary by country.

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