We make TRADE happen.

Our global trade support services and innovative finance solutions ensure trade deals conclude successfully.

Trade support. Trade finance.

Simplified.

We are a specialist trade partner. Our services help buyers and sellers transact globally in an innovative, mutually beneficial way. From supporting small local exporters to international brands, we have the expertise to secure your deal, structure your finance and make the trade happen. Here’s how we do it…

Expertise in Challenging Markets
  • We have a seasoned team with extensive experience in global trade.
  • We specialise in facilitating trade, even in the most challenging markets worldwide.
Finance Solutions Across the Value Chain
  • Our  financing solutions cover various stages of the trade process.
  • We provide capital efficiently to expedite funds release.
Global Reach, Local Expertise
  • We have a vast network of resources, knowledge, and personnel operating globally.
  • We focus on collateralised trade finance transactions to mitigate risks and offer tailored financial solutions.
Flexible Deal Sizes
  • Our financing range accommodates transactions up to $10 million.
  • We serve businesses in diverse industries, adapting our expertise to your needs.

Who we help.

Our services help secure deals for sellers and buyers - regardless of credit rating, size of business, available funds or global location.

Sellers

  • We work with sellers and exporters to ensure they can trade confidently in the knowledge that they’re fully compensated upon releasing goods.
  • Our services help conclude deals successfully,
    from point of purchase to delivery of goods.

Buyers

  • We help buyers and importers execute deals in the most financially advantageous and secure way.
  • Our services ensure goods are received precisely as expected and in excellent condition, thanks to our thorough inspection process, through ATH’s agents in 75 counties.

Worldwide Operations

With ATH's agents present in more than 75 countries, we provide worldwide coverage to meet your international trade needs.

Our approach.

1

Secure Trade Process

  • We require a minimum 25% down payment to initiate financing from the buyer to the seller.
  • We insist on an insurance policy for trading goods before shipping.
2

Rigorous Goods Inspection

  • Our dedicated team meticulously verifies the quality and conformity of goods before shipment.
  • This ensures that goods are as specified and in impeccable condition.
3

Custom Finance Options

  • Our bespoke finance solutions are available to buyers and sellers of all sizes and credit ratings.
  • We can offer a range of trade finance solutions to suit the individual deal, including  finance for both CIF and FOB transactions.
4

Minimised Risk

  • Our transaction services and unique trade finance solutions minimise risk for both the buyer and seller.
  • With our help, traders can be confident that deal and payment terms will be honoured, goods will meet expected quality and volume, and international trade transaction disputes avoided.

New York Auto Parts Deal with Mexico

An automotive wholesale distributor in New York wanted to purchase brake pads from Mexico but faced payment risks.

Trading Pharma in Spain

Artis specializes in providing trade finance to streamline pharmaceutical transactions in Spain, a market known for stringent regulations.

German Steel Broker Deal with China and France

A German steel broker wanted to purchase high-strength steel plates from China for a buyer in France but faced payment and product release challenges.
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Trade works:

The trade finance investor.​

The new book from Wall Street Journal best selling author and Artis Trade House Ltd Managing Director, Andreas Schweitzer.

Having advised and invested in global trade for over 30 years, Andreas shares his insights and the results of two years of intense research, to offer a deeper understanding of why trade finance is such an attractive asset class.

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New York Auto Parts Deal with Mexico

 

An automotive wholesale distributor in New York wanted to purchase brake pads from Mexico but faced payment risks.

 

  1. Verified Contract Authenticity.
    ATH verified the contract’s authenticity between the New York buyer and the Mexican wholesaler.
  2. Secured Approval:
    ATH obtained written approval from both parties regarding its role as an intermediary.
  3. Down Payment:
    ATH requested a 25% deposit from the New York buyer to initiate the transaction.
  4. Product Inspection:
    A dedicated ATH team in Mexico inspected the brake pads to ensure quality and quantity.
  5. Balance Settlement:
    ATH settled the balance with the Mexican wholesaler after receiving approval from the New York buyer.
  6. Product Shipment:
    The Mexican wholesaler shipped the brake pads to New York.
  7. Product Delivery:
    ATH delivered the brake pads to the US distributor.
    Final Payment: Upon receiving the remaining balance and ATH’s fees, ATH released the brake pads to the US distributor.
  8. Outcome:
    ATH ensured a secure and smooth transaction for both wholesalers.

Trading Pharma in Spain

 

Artis specializes in providing trade finance to streamline pharmaceutical transactions in Spain, a market known for stringent regulations. Here’s a simplified breakdown of how Artis facilitates a typical trade transaction in this sector:

 

  1. Market Identification:
    The pharmaceutical market in Spain is tightly regulated and banks are don’t lend to SME’s as much as in other countries. Despite the challenges, it’s a seller’s market where certified products are in demand.
  2. Trade Initiation:
    Our local trader identifies a trading opportunity in the dynamic pharma spot market. Once a demand is recognised, Artis provides the necessary financing.
  3.  Order Confirmation:
    • An order confirmation initiates the trade process.
    • The seller provides a packaging list and a proforma invoice, establishing the purchase and sales contract.
  4. Guarantee Provision:
    • To provide a safety net, the trader issues a promissory note, set 30 days post the anticipated repayment date, serving as a guarantee for the transaction.
    • In addition we obtain credit insurance on buyer’s default by a state-owned insurer
  5. Goods Delivery:
    The ordered goods are dispatched to the customer, marking a crucial step in the trade process.
  6. Invoice Issuance:
    • Upon receiving and accepting the goods, the customer acknowledges the product acceptance.
    • The trader then issues a formal invoice to the customer, replacing the initial proforma invoice.
  7.  Payment and Settlement
    The customer pays the trader, who transfers the agreed amount to Artis, concluding the transaction successfully.

German Steel Broker Deal with China and France

 
A German steel broker wanted to purchase high-strength steel plates from China for a buyer in France but faced payment and product release challenges.

 

  1. Contract Verification: ATH verified the authenticity of contracts between the broker, the Chinese wholesaler, and the French buyer.
  2.  Down Payment: ATH mandated a 25% down payment to initiate the transaction.
  3. Product Inspection: A dedicated ATH team in China inspected the steel plates to match the buyer’s specifications.
  4. Balance Settlement: After the French buyer’s approval, ATH settled the balance with the Chinese wholesaler to release the product.
  5. Product Shipment: The steel plates were transported to France.
  6.  Final Payment: The French buyer paid the remaining balance.
  7. Product Release: ATH released the product to the French buyer.
  8. Commission Payment: ATH disbursed the broker’s commission (minus ATH’s fees).
Outcome: ATH provided financing and ensured the successful delivery of high-quality steel plates.