Trade Finance

Oromia International Bank provides import and export services to its customers to facilitate trade in the global market. OIB provides expertise advice and quick customer services with the aim of laying the platform to smooth trade activities and transactions between sellers and buyers.

Import

The methods of payments used to entertain customers import processing through our bank are Letters of Credit (LC), Cash Against Documents (CAD), Cash in advance, Consignment.

  • Letter of Credit (L/C)

Documents Required for Import Letter of Credit

  • L/C opening application form duly completed;
  • Foreign exchange application form duly completed, signed and sealed by an importer;
  • Three copies of Performa invoice clearly showing full description of goods, including quantity, grade, quality, volume, unit of measurement, mode of shipment, terms of payment, unit price, and total price of the goods at a named place of delivery;
  • Photocopy of valid foreign trade, investment or industry license and TIN certificate;
  • Insurance certificate from licensed local insurance company;
  • It will be checked that the applicant’s name is not in the delinquent list of National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE);
  • Cash Against Document (CAD)

Required documents for Imports by CAD at sight

  • Previously approved purchase order by the bank, Performa invoice, valid foreign trade, investment or industry license. Taxpayer registration certificate;
  • One copy of local insurance certificate for goods to be imported;
  • Foreign Exchange application form duly completed, signed and stamped together with the following documents;
  • Three copies of chamberized invoices;
  • Two copies of certificate of origin;
  • Full sets of shipping documents (i.e. bill of lading, airway bill/Truck manifest/railway bill/couriers etc. and carrier invoice to indicate the actual fright charges, if it is CRF;

  • Advance Payment.

Export

The methods of payments used to entertain customers export processing through our bank are Letters of Credit (LC), Cash Against Documents (CAD), Cash in advance, Consignment.

Required documents for Letter of Credit

  • Valid trade license for export;
  • Copy of authenticated L/C;
  • Four copies of completed Bank permit for Export of Goods (permit form to be supplied by the bank);
  • Two copies of invoices duly completed, signed and stamped. The invoice should be authenticated by chamber of commerce in Ethiopia as the case may be;
  • A copy of sales contract.