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Collateral Management Services

SGS’s collateral management solutions reduce operating risk by ensuring that stored commodities remain under safe custody and comply with contractual requirements.

Using our collateral management services assures you of the availability and quantity of the goods worldwide and therefore minimizes the threat of financial loss. A collateral management agreement (CMA) with SGS allows you to acquire clear legal title as owner or pledgee, by virtue of having possession of the commodities.

We act as the custodian of the goods, taking continuous and exclusive possession of them until they are sold or exported. We hold the commodities in a SGS warehouse, in an independent storage facility that we use under contract, or in the producer’s premises that have been leased to us. Depending on local laws, we are able to issue documents of title or non-negotiable receipts for the goods under our exclusive possession and control.

To find out how we can help you to reduce your trade risk and satisfy the terms of your contracts, contact SGS now.

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