International Debt Collections Handbook

A key tool for businesses to approach debt collections abroad.
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Why should you get the International Debt Collections Handbook?

Thousands of businesses receiving the International Debt Collections Handbook regard it as an invaluable and high-demand tool for decision making. They are of the opinion that:

  • Knowledge of the amicable collection process and country-specific legislation surrounding collections is vital
  • Information regarding local expertise ensures that businesses follow a professional and successful collection approach
  • No business is immune to the risks associated with international trade and can be exposed to poor payment behaviour.

What can you expect from the International Debt Collections Handbook?

Each country is presented with a snapshot of their current economic situation, including GDP, major industries, import-export growth, and the local success rate of Atradius Collections.

handshakeAmicable collections

A description of local debt collection customs, such as prescription periods, common payment methods and employment of local agents to make field visits to debtors. An overview of interest and collection costs charged to the debtors is also included. Learn more

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An account of legal dunning procedures, which differ significantly per country. The International Debt Collections Handbook provides valuable insights into the rules, lawsuits, courts, bailiffs and enforcement measures in the legal debt collection process. Learn more

insolvencyInsolvency Proceedings

An explanation of collection procedures when a customer goes bankrupt, focusing on minimising losses. The most effective approaches to making claims against domestic and international bankruptcies are also presented. In all cases, Atradius Collections provide a complete service and support to our clients. Learn more


Discover how Atradius Collections can support your business at all stages of your order-to-cash cycle.

From dunning letters and amicable settlement to formal litigation, our debt collection services and experts support your business across all time zones, currencies, jurisdictions and languages. Learn more








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