Treatment of trade finance under the Basel capital framework

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BCBS  | 
25 October 2011
Status:  Consolidated


This standard has been integrated into the consolidated Basel Framework.

Note: Basel III revisions published in December 2017 incorporate these provisions.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has evaluated the impact of Basel II and Basel III on trade finance in the context of low income countries. As a result, it adopted two technical changes to the Basel regulatory capital adequacy framework related to the treatment of trade finance that will help promote trade with low income countries. The Committee conducted its evaluation in consultation with the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the International Chamber of Commerce.  The agreed changes will improve the access to and lower the cost of trade finance instruments for low income countries.