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Due Date

Shall mean the date by which the Gross Invoice Value is to be paid by the buyer to the exporter, including any extensions thereof granted in terms of this policy.

Contract of Sale

Shall mean a legally binding and enforceable agreement for dispatching goods or rendering services by exporter to his/her buyer.

Associate buyer

Shall mean any buyer where
  • Exporter has significant control over its management directly or indirectly.
  • Exporter and the buyer are part of the same group or share one or more board directors.
  • Exporter and the buyer are related to each other.

Gross Invoice Value

Shall mean the total value of the invoice which is due owing and payable by the buyer to you in terms of the Contract of Sale.


Duly filled policy application and any further, additional information in connection therewith submitted by you (exporter) prior to issue of the policy.


Credit insurance contract between SLECIC and the policyholder.

Commercial Risks

The risks that a debtor will be unable to pay its debts because of events, such as:
  • Protracted default or
  • Failure or refusal of buyer to pay or
  • Refusal or failure of the buyer to accept the goods or services.

Protracted default

Failure or refusal of buyer to pay you the Gross Invoice Value or part of it, within 4 months of the due date, despite demands by you.

Insolvency of the buyer

The buyer shall be deemed to be insolvent for the purpose of this policy where:
  • The buyer has been declared insolvent by a Competent Court of Law,
  • An agreement, composition or other arrangement has been made by the buyer, for the benefit of his creditors generally,
  • When a receiver or manager has been appointed by a Competent Court of Law to manage the affairs of the buyer,
  • When the order has been made for the winding-up of the buyer,
  • Where an effective resolution has been passed for the voluntary winding-up of the buyer, provided that such resolution is not merely for the purpose of reconstruction or amalgamation,
  • Where the court has sanctioned an arrangement binding on all the creditors,
  • Any other circumstances exist which in our sole opinion are similar to (a) to (f) above.

Repudiation of contract

Refusal or failure of the buyer to accept the goods or services in terms of the Contract of Sales.

Political Risks (Country Risk / Non Commercial Risks)

The risks that are beyond the scope of an individual buyer or fall outside the individual buyer's responsibility. They are:
  • Occurrence of hostilities, wars, insurrections, civil or political disturbances, terrorist actions, natural disasters in the buyer’s country.
  • Outbreak of war between buyer’s country & Sri Lanka.
  • General moratorium declared by the government of the buyer’s country or by a third country through which the payment must be effected.
  • Changes of the laws of the buyer’s country and/or an import ban.
  • Political events or economic difficulties arising in the buyer’s country or a third country through which the payment must be effected which prevent or delay the transfer of payment to Sri Lanka.
  • Failure or refusal to fulfill the terms of contract by the buyer provided that the buyer is a foreign government or the performance is guaranteed by a foreign government.
  • The cost incurred in respect of goods shipped from Sri Lanka as a result of any handling, transport or insurance chargers by interruption or diversion of voyage outside Sri Lanka & which is not recoverable from the buyer.
  • Any Other cause, not being inherent to the nature of the goods or services and not within your control or that of your buyer which arises from an event occurring outside Sri Lanka.

Credit Limit

Amount approved by SLECIC on account of a buyer in USD or LKR and communicated to exporter by way of a Credit Limit Notification.

Maximum Liability Limit

Amount of SLECIC’s total liability under Seller’s Risk Insurance policy in any calendar year.

Contract of Sales

Legally bound enforceable agreement between exporter and the buyer for dispatching goods or rending services.


Amount paid by the policyholder to the SLECIC in exchange for risk coverage.

Overdue Notification

In the event the buyer fails to pay you the Gross Invoice Value on the Due Date you shall within 30 days of the Due Date submit to us an Overdue Declaration in the prescribed form (Form No. 505).

Blacklisted/ Defaulted Buyers

Credit Limts are not issued on defaulted buyers and the buyers on account of whom a claim has been paid.

Suspension of Cover

When a default is reported under a policy, cover on the buyer is supended.


Shall mean the amount of monies that may be realized (including dividends paid or payable out of an insolvent estate) from securities, indemnities, guarantees, any insurance, resale, rights of action, counter-claim or set-off or other rights or advantages held by you or otherwise available for the purpose of reducing the amount of any indebtedness of the buyer, as is applicable in the context.
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