New guidelines: Effective management of export risks

The global financial and economic crisis has opened the eyes of many Swiss SMEs to the fact that risks have increased in the exporting business. It has been seen that:

  • currency losses reduce margins in sales to foreign customers
  • economic downturns weaken revenues in foreign markets
  • unrest and strikes impede the distribution of products
  • foreign competitors copy proprietary technologies
  • floods and storms delay transportation

These are just some of the risks faced by Swiss companies in the export business. The study addresses the question of how these kinds of risks can be managed in order to keep them under control and prevent them from endangering the business. For SMEs, the guidelines are a useful means of keeping risk under control and of preventing them from endangering their business. In the guidelines, the process of export riskAn export transaction always involves risks. These can lead to payment default and jeopardise your company’s liquidity. Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV gives you the security of knowing that your deliveries will be paid for. - Secure exports? Ask us. www.serv-ch.com management is illustrated in five steps:

1) Define the export businesses that are critical to success
2) Undertake an analysis of the businesses with respect to expected gains and losses
3) Position the export businesses in a risk matrix
4) Implement measures to safeguard against critical risks
5) Monitor and adapt to risks

New online tool ‘xRisk’ enables individual risk control
The guidelines provide detailed instructions on how to manage export risks, while the xRisk tool offers a means for SMEs to effectively control their risk exposure in international competition. The tool makes it possible to list potential risks, with the option of adding your own categories. With this, companies can calculate the possible losses and their probability of occurrence in relation to net equity. Risks can be monitored over different time periods and export businesses can be subject to retrospective assessment.

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The global financial and economic crisis has opened the eyes of many Swiss SMEs to the fact that risks have increased in the exporting business. It has been seen that:

  • currency losses reduce margins in sales to foreign customers
  • economic downturns weaken revenues in foreign markets
  • unrest and strikes impede the distribution of products
  • foreign competitors copy proprietary technologies
  • floods and storms delay transportation

These are just some of the risks faced by Swiss companies in the export business. The study addresses the question of how these kinds of risks can be managed in order to keep them under control and prevent them from endangering the business. For SMEs, the guidelines are a useful means of keeping risk under control and of preventing them from endangering their business. In the guidelines, the process of export riskAn export transaction always involves risks. These can lead to payment default and jeopardise your company’s liquidity. Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV gives you the security of knowing that your deliveries will be paid for. - Secure exports? Ask us. www.serv-ch.com management is illustrated in five steps:

1) Define the export businesses that are critical to success
2) Undertake an analysis of the businesses with respect to expected gains and losses
3) Position the export businesses in a risk matrix
4) Implement measures to safeguard against critical risks
5) Monitor and adapt to risks

New online tool ‘xRisk’ enables individual risk control
The guidelines provide detailed instructions on how to manage export risks, while the xRisk tool offers a means for SMEs to effectively control their risk exposure in international competition. The tool makes it possible to list potential risks, with the option of adding your own categories. With this, companies can calculate the possible losses and their probability of occurrence in relation to net equity. Risks can be monitored over different time periods and export businesses can be subject to retrospective assessment.

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Monika Remund
Senior Export Consultant
+41 44 365 57 19

GESCHÄFTS- BERICHT 2015

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