In international trade transactions, the overriding consideration is protection. That is protecting stakes, investments, and returns. This applies to all parties involved in a transaction - the exporter, the importer the banker and other intermediaries. It is common knowledge that international transactions are often fraught with risks such as avoidable delays or default in payment and performance or outright repudiation for which redress may be technically difficult due to flawed documentation. The short and long-term implications of this cannot be overemphasized. With the increasing complexity of international trade and the movement of goods, the need for companies to up skill their workforces to lighten the burden of ensuring compliance with regulations and customer requirements has come to the fore. Staff awareness of the consequences of their everyday actions is essential if needless errors and bad practice are to be avoided. It is much cheaper to get it right the first time. This programme will offer systematic guides to the critical functions along the export, import supply chain with emphasis on the role of third party inspection agents. There will be practical activities where participants will deal with live Letters of Credits and real documents to ensure that learning has taken place.