For Zambia, when an exporter has concluded a commercial export contract with a Zambian importer and the two parties do not know each other, the irrevocable and confirmed letter of credit is the most appropriate instrument to mitigate the risks.
The Zambian importer will ask the Zambian bank to issue a letter of credit for the benefit of the exporter who will have previously named the name of the notifying and confirming bank to be accepted by the exporter.
For Zambia, the exporter must choose a confirming bank that has in its network of correspondents the Zambian bank that is proposed by the importer but also the one that has an acceptable credit rating so that there is no default of payment from the confirming bank.
A letter of credit issued in Zambia is usually confirmed by a big number of banks which are prepared to take the risks of Zambian banks and make sure the beneficiary of the LC or exporter obtain his payment.
LIST OF ZAMBIAN BANKS ISSUING LETTERS OF CREDIT AND WHICH ARE ACCEPTED BY THE BANKS OF EXPORTERS
Investrust Bank Zambia Limited
Atlas Mara Bank Zambia Limited
Cavmont Bank Limited
Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc. (Zanaco)
CONFIRMING BANKS FOR LETTER OF CREDIT ISSUED THROUGH ZAMBIAN BANKS
Banks which are confirm the letters of credit issued in Zambia by Zambian banks are: (please contact us to obtain the list or to be listed as confirming bank).
ZAMBIA: CONFIRMATION FEE FOR LETTER OF CREDIT FROM A ZAMBIAN BANK
Confirmation charges and fees for letters of credit issued through Zambian banks can be obtained on demand by emailing: email@example.com.
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