Trade Services

A global focus to assist you in the growth of your business

Of course, to succeed in the global market you need quality products and services, but you also need a firm grasp of the financial environment.


Our staff in France and abroad offer you a full range of products and services to support you every step of the way as you grow your business, whether you are seeking to:
- Conquer new markets or establish your business abroad,
- Optimise your flow management,
- Secure your transactions,
- Manage foreign exchange risk,
- Finance your international growth.


GTB offers traditional Trade products such as documentary credit, international guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit, as well as structured solutions backed by SG CIB's acknowledged expertise in the area of export finance.


Backed by our powerful global network, we have accumulated a thorough knowledge of international trade financing. This gives you the benefit of a special relationship with all the Societe Generale group's entities throughout the world with a single entry point for the harmonised processing of your transactions.


Our employees are firmly entrenched in the economic and social fabric of those countries, so they are equipped to offer their expertise in local matters. First and foremost, they are there to listen and to extend to you a personalised welcome.

Know more on our development in Asia

As a principal player in international trade (both import and export), China is experiencing growing demand by its businesses for the ability to make their cross-border payments in renminbi.


The Chinese authorities have stepped up measures aimed at accelerating the globalisation of their currency, i.e. by extending the authority to all exporters to conduct their cross-border transactions in yuan, by widening the daily margin of fluctuation between the yuan and the US dollar, by deciding to develop a new international payment system suitable for cross-border clearing in renminbi, etc.


In a context in which the prospects for China's economic growth are expected to encourage a number of countries and players to use that currency in their international transactions, GTB is developing a line of products and services in yuan to contribute to the success of its clients.


With experienced Trade staff in China and also in India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, we can support you as you grow in Asia.