Documentary collections
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About documentary collections

As an exporter, documentary collection offers you far greater security than selling on open account, but not as much as a documentary credit. Credit, political and transfer risks, for instance, are not covered.

In export transactions

As the seller or exporter, you are the principal who presents the documents to UBS with an instruction for collection of payment.

In import transactions

As the buyer or importer of the goods or services in question, you are the drawee for the purposes of the documentary collection.

Types of documentary collections

There are different types of documentary collection. Here you will find the main types. Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help you.