Glossary items beginning with: o
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a 22-member association which works to promote economic growth in its member countries.
The term applied by an ECA to an importing country on which it is no longer prepared to extend insurance cover.
A condition imposed by the buyer whereby the seller must also supply goods or technology. If these are directly related to the sale it is know as direct offset. If these are indirectly related to the sale it is known as indirect offset.
The buyer pays the exporter at an agreed time after the exporter has shipped the goods or delivered the service.
Open Account Trade:
Trade in which a buyer pays its supplier without the requirement for any form of guarantee or security of payment from the supplier.