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Trust Receipt

Notice of the release merchandise to a buyer from a bank, with the bank retaining the ownership title to the released assets. In an arrangement involving a trust receipt, the bank remains the owner of the merchandise, but the buyer is allowed to hold the merchandise in trust for the bank, for manufacturing or sales purposes.


The buyer of merchandise subject to a trust receipt is required to maintain the merchandise, and any proceeds' of the sale of the merchandise, for remittance to the bank. In this way, the buyer is permitted use of the merchandise for their business activities, but the bank's interest in the ownership of the merchandise is protected.


Trust Receipt (TR) is a type of short-term import loan to provide the buyer with financing to settle goods imported under Letter of Credit where title of goods is held by the bank. Under a TR arrangement, the Bank retains title to the goods but allows the buyer to take possession of the goods on trust for resale before paying the Bank on TR due date. TR financing is applicable to goods imported under documentary credit.


Invoice financing is another type of financing provided to importers, this transaction also mark trust receipt (TR) limit granted to the importers.