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International Debt Collections Handbook

Debt Collection Reports

  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

11th October 2021

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The International Debt Collections Handbook is a key tool for businesses when it comes to making decisions concerning collections in foreign countries.

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Industry Performance Forecast

Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in your country. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.

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    Canada: business alert to B2B customer payment default

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Metals,

    6th July 2022

    The need for strong strategic credit risk management is a high priority in the Canadian market.

    USMCA: soaring inflation prompts liquidity protection

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    6th July 2022

    The impact of the alarming surge of inflation on businesses, and the consequent need to protect cash flow and profitability, lies at the heart of our latest survey in the USMCA.

    US: DSO worries prompt strategic credit management

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    6th July 2022

    Days-Sales-Outstanding worsens (DSO) for one third of companies polled across all US industries. Payment default from B2B customers remains a major headache for companies.

    Asia: concern over upward trend of bad debt write-offs

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China,
    • Hong Kong SAR,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    28th June 2022

    The 2022 edition of the Atradius Payment Practices Barometer for Asia reveals a sharp rise in B2B bad debts written off as uncollectable. This represents a threat of liquidity strains for businesses.

    India: bad debt levels remain high

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • India
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Consumer Durables,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled in India told us of the difficulty they found in collecting long unpaid trade debt.

    United Arab Emirates: credit management strengthening

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    A wide range of protective measures to mitigate against the impact of customer payment default were used by businesses polled in the United Arab Emirates.

    Singapore: businesses take hit of increasing write-offs

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Debts written off as uncollectable showed an alarming 50% increase in the Singapore market compared to our past survey.

    Indonesia: liquidity issues spark B2B payment default

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled said they tackled the issue with more regular reviews of customer credit behavior to spot warning signs of financial distress.

    Vietnam: bad debt write-offs dent business liquidity

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Companies polled in Vietnam said they needed measures to avoid being liquidity squeezed due to the impacts of customer payment default on the business.

    China: cash flow strained by default on B2B payments

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    28th June 2022

    Businesses polled in China fear that a knock-on effect of payment defaults from B2B customers will trigger liquidity issues.