Secure, comprehensive, online global trade solution

U.S. Bank Global Trade (Global Trade) is a comprehensive trade platform that helps you initiate and receive time-sensitive international trade information online. Whether you are an importer or exporter, Global Trade offers you a secure, direct way to easily manage trade transactions, minimize risk and maximize your growth opportunities.


     With Global Trade services you can:

     Expedite your Import/Export/Standby letter of credit processing

     Electronically handle Documentary Collections

     Efficiently manage your open account transactions and purchase orders


     Global Trade enables you to:

     Have a consolidated view of your recent trade activity

     Securely transmit your data

     Track information

     Create customized reports

     Manage Email Alerts

     Single sign-on to U.S. Bank Treasury Management suite of services

     View Trade Calendar

     Use templates and data browsers

     Send and Receive Secure Messages


     Expedite your Import/Export/Standby letter of credit processing

     Export Letters of Credit      Top

Electronically view and receive details of advised export letters of credit. Manage transfers, assignment of proceeds and amendments. Track the status of bank documents and respond to discrepancy notifications with your instructions. Obtain current minute balance and history information, and access reports.

     Import Letters of Credit      Top

Electronically initiate import letter of credit applications and amendments through a user-friendly data entry format. Respond to discrepancy notifications, receive electronic copies of the issued letter of credit, amendment and transaction-related bank documents. Obtain current minute balance and history information, and access reports.

     Standby Letters of Credit      Top

Electronically initiate standby letter of credit applications and amendments through a user-friendly data entry format. Respond to discrepancy notifications, receive electronic copies of the issued letter of credit, amendment and transaction-related bank documents. Obtain current balance and history information, and access comprehensive reports.

     Electronically handle Documentary Collections      Top

Control the flow of title documents for your export merchandise. Electronically initiate export collection cover letters and send collections documents directly to your customer’s bank, with instructions to be held until they either pay or agree to pay at a specified date. Receive reporting details for each incoming import collection as it is received and processed by U.S. Bank. Obtain up-to-the minute balance and history information, and access reports.

     Efficiently manage your open account transactions and purchase orders

     Open Account      Top

Electronically initiate open account applications and amendments through a user-friendly data entry format. Request automated data verification of purchase orders and invoices and identify discrepancies. Respond to discrepancy notifications, receive electronic copies of an open account cover letter, amendment and transaction-related bank documents. Automatically create open account transactions from purchase orders or attach purchase orders to the instrument. Obtain up-to-the minute balance and history information, and access reports.

     Purchase Order Processing      Top

Directly upload purchase order data directly to Global Trade from your proprietary system. Automatically create import letters of credit and/or open accounts from purchase orders or attach purchase orders to the instrument. View discrepancies at the purchase order line level. Easily manage and maintain purchase order templates to simplify and streamline import letter of credit or open account processing. Obtain purchase order balances, shipments and all purchase order details available.

      Global Trade enables you to:

      Have a consolidated view of your recent trade activity      Top

Access all trade information from “Transactions in Process”, a home page that provides a consolidated view of your pending activities. You can perform a variety of functions including review, modify, delete, approve or reject trade transactions.

      Securely transmit your data      Top

Be assured that your trade data is secure and protected by 128-bit encryption, sophisticated user identity authentication tools and other security measures. All transmitted and stored data is encrypted to ensure privacy and message integrity.

      Track information      Top

Reduce the time and expense involved with paperwork and transaction tracking by accessing your trade information in Global Trade. Receive electronic copies of originated trade instruments, amendment and transaction-related bank documents. View status and history of your originations, amendments, discrepancies and payment advices.

      Create customized reports      Top

In addition to over 60 comprehensive standard reports, Global Trade gives you an ability to build your own reports via Data Export Definitions function. These customizable reports include balance, history, charges and purchase order reporting. You can select report format to be PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel. You can access them in Global Trade or have the system email the report to you at a specific time.

      Manage Email Alerts      Top

Create and manage your email alerts that can be received as soon as transactions occur or at a specific time. You can choose between a comprehensive and a simple email alert. The simple alert notifies you that there is new activity in Global Trade but it does not provide any detail about the activity. The comprehensive alert contains some key details about the transaction like a reference number, party names and amounts.

      Single sign-on to U.S. Bank Treasury Management suite of services      Top

Single sign-on provides convenient, integrated access to multiple U.S. Bank Internet-based products and services such as U.S. Bank Global Trade, SinglePoint®, Image Look and FXWeb. You can login once and navigate between these services with a single customer ID, user ID and password.

      View Trade Calendar      Top

Use trade calendar to view key events scheduled to occur in the system, including maturity, payment and expiration dates for your letters of credit, open account and documentary collection transactions.

      Use templates and data browsers      Top

Save time and control cost by issuing trade finance instruments using error-reducing automated processes, standardized templates and data browsers. You can create a limitless number of templates for every vendor or buyer in Global Trade.

      Send and receive Secure Messages      Top

Communicate with U.S. Bank operations staff in a highly secure environment using Secure Messaging feature. Attach external document images (Bill of Lading or an invoice) to your secure message. Link your secure messages to instruments making the correspondence a part of the instrument’s history.