Tuesday , July 14 2020

The Advantages of Using Trade Finance

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The Advantages of Using Trade Finance The collateral obligations, repayment terms and risk thresholds of conventional lenders can make finance difficult to access for firms looking to begin or expand international trade ventures. Trade finance enables firms to undertake such ventures, generating revenue growth and securing higher profits for firms …

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Sugar (raw and refined)


Sugar (raw and refined) Description Sugar is the generalised name for a class of sweet-flavored substances used as food. They are carbohydrates and as this name implies, are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and …

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Starch Description Pure starch is a white, tasteless and odourless powder that is insoluble in cold water or alcohol. Starch is a highly organized mixture of two carbohydrate polymers, amylose and amylopectin, which are synthesized by plant enzymes and simultaneously packed into dense water-insoluble granules. Starch granules vary in size …

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Shea nuts


Shea nuts Description / Application Vitellaria paradoxa (the shea tree) is extremely important in Burkina Faso. Termed “women’s gold” by Burkinab√© villagers, the nuts of shea tree can be collected and processed by crushing and grinding to yield shea butter, which is widely used in soap and in cosmetics as …

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Shark fins

Shark fins Description / Application Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clade Selachimorpha (or Selachii), and are the …

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Sago Flour


Sago Flour Description Sago is a starch extracted in the spongy centre, or pith, of various tropical palm stems, especially Metroxylon sagu. It is a major staple food for the lowland peoples of New Guinea and the Moluccas, where it is called saksak, rabia and sagu. A type of flour, …

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Salt Description Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, is a crystalline mineral that is composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts. It is essential for animal life in small quantities, but is harmful to animals and plants …

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Red Kidney Beans

Red kidney beans

Red Kidney Beans Description Usually shipped in bags. May be subject to loss in weight if shipped soon after harvesting. If wetted will quickly absorb moisture, increase in weight and rot. See also Beans, dried

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Roots Description Shipped in bags, bales or cases. May be subject to loss in weight due to loss of moisture, or to chafing and consequent seepage from bags, etc. The extent of any such loss will be dependent on the condition of the roots at the time of shipment, the …

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Beans, dried


Beans, dried Description Beans are the seeds of the annual bean plants belonging to the legume family (Leguminosae) and are transported in dry form. Similar to other beans, the common bean is high in starch, protein and dietary fiber and is an excellent source of iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, …

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