Import Services

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Receive a 999 Pure Gold Bar worth up to S$1,380 in exclusive UOB limited edition design, based on the aggregated amount of new Trade Bills transacted between 1st January 2020 to 31st March 2020.

Aggregate amount of
new *Trade Bills ("X")
Reward for aggregated sum of
new *Trade Bills transacted
S$100,000 ≤ X < S$500,000 2g Gold Bar worth S$280
S$500,000 ≤ X < S$1,000,000 5g Gold Bar worth S$680
X ≥ S$1,000,000 10g Gold Bar worth S$1,380

*Trade Bills – refers to bills transacted on the following facilities; Import LC, TR, TR-IF, TR-DA/DP, TR-Pre-shipment and SG. Each Qualified Customer is limited to one Reward only. All prices quoted above are based on indicative 999 gold prices as at January 2020 and are subjected to change according to fluctuations in gold prices without prior notice.

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Import Services

Import Letter of Credit (LC)

Import Letter of Credit (LC)

Assure your sellers of payment when UOB issues an LC according to stipulated terms

Sight LC

We pay your seller upon presentation of trade documents from their bank

Usance LC

We pay your seller on a fixed future date after receipt and acceptance of trade documents from their bank

Import Documentary Collection (DA/DP)

Import Documentary Collection (DA/DP)

Collect your goods on time as UOB helps to process your import documents.

Documents against Payment (DP)

We release the import documents to you upon your payment.

Documents against Acceptance (DA)

We release the import documents to you upon acceptance of the bills where you agree to pay the seller on a fixed future date.

Import Financing

Import Financing

Pay your suppliers on time while freeing up your cash flow, so you can grow your business faster. Learn more about the key solutions we offer.

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Shipping Guarantee

Shipping Guarantee

Take possession of your goods when they arrive at the port prior to receipt of the original shipping documents.

Our Shipping Guarantee Endorsement helps you to avoid incurring demurrage charges. 

  • Invoice Financing

Financing for the import payments according to your trade cycle, so you can better manage cash flow and obtain favourable credit terms from suppliers.

  • Trust Receipt

Short-term financing which allows you to settle your import payments and take possession of goods on trust for resale before paying the bank at maturity.

Why choose UOB

Extend your connections through UOB Group’s extensive network

Enjoy direct links with worldwide trading parties through the UOB Group's extensive network of regional offices and worldwide correspondent relationships

In-country advisory expertise

Gain direct access to advisory expertise on trade solutions, local market knowledge and regulations

Leverage UOB's strong credit rating

Enhance your business proposition and secure your deals with UOB’s backing

Multiple-product that address various risk elements

Manage the potential foreign exchange and interest rate exposure while conducting international trade. Our full suite of products include  FX Deliverable Forwards, Interest and Currency Swaps, and Commodities derivatives

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