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SLECIC Export credit insurance policy gives you peace of mind and confidence to grow your business

SLECIC provides customized export credit insurance policies for small, medium and large companies in all industries. Export credit insurance from SLECIC can help you to trade with confidence in overseas markets. Our Export credit insurance Scheme (Seller's Risk Policy) provides protection to exporters against commercial risk such as Non-receipt delayed-receipt of payments, insolvency, non acceptance (repudiation of contract) due to Commercial & Political risks associated with dispatching goods or rending services to their foreign buyers.

Our insurance policies provide the exporters the option of insuring a portion of their debtors or their entire portfolio of debtors. Our policies give the choice of insuring shipments to a selected group of countries. The flexibility of our insurance policies grants the much needed convenience to our clients. Our underwriting staff provides in-depth credit analysis to provide early warning of potential credit risks before they become a loss.

Benefits of Credit Insurance

  • There are number of benefits but the most obvious is the financial protection. Credit insurance covers the unpaid debt of insolvent companies, therefore credit insurance protects a company’s cash flow.
  • The value of credit insurance goes beyond the simple payment of claims where a debt is unpaid because of insolvency. We offer credit information services. Credit information services act as a credit management department for a company, providing information on trading partners. With this information, the company can decide whether or not to trade with a company and whether to offer credit or not. This can be an invaluable service, providing up to date financial information on companies worldwide. Credit insurance can therefore help to prevent bad debt in the first place, providing an early credit warning system as to whether customers are experiencing financial problems. Not only this prevents bad debt but enables a company to avoid buyers that may become insolvent and reduces the risk of delayed payment. Credit insurance is becoming a much more sophisticated product due to a wider variety of reasons beyond simple cash flow protection. These can include:
    • Balance sheet protection :

      Many companies today are concerned with balance sheet protection. There is a concern of a possibility that a major incident causing an impact in the balance sheet which would have to be explained to the parent company or to the shareholders. Credit insurance protects the company against catastrophic bad debt losses ensuring its continuity and survival.

    • Better Credit control :

      Many companies see credit control as an integrated management function and often part of risk management. The value of a credit insurance policy, where it has a credit limit service is that it provides an invaluable assistance to the credit manager of the company to make a decisions on new markets, distribution routes or new clients.

    • Increased sales :

      Credit insurance can increase the volume of trade by enabling exporters to offer better credit terms and thereby acquire new businesses. When a company is having a credit insurance it can offer open credit to a buyer rather than having to demand letters of credit or other secured terms.

    • SLECIC Insurance is considered as a good collateral security as the policy gives easy access to post shipment finance from banks.

SLECIC Credit Insurance Solutions

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Whole Turnover - All Buyers

    Insurance to protect the exporter from commercial/ political risks. Under this we will cover the total shipments on deferred payment terms.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Buyer Specific

    Insurance to protect the exporter from commercial/ political risks of one or more specific buyers.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Country Specific

    Insurance to protect the exporter from commercial/ political risks risks of buyers of a specific country.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Political Risk

    Insurance to protect the exporter from the political risks of a specific country.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Global Cover

    Insurance is provided for off-shore export companies domiciled in Sri Lanka.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Subsidiary Risk

    Covers the risks of the exporters of a subsidiary company domiciled in another country where the parent company is in Sri Lanka.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Covering Ultimate Buyers

    Insurance to protect Sri Lankan exporters, covering commercial/ political risks of ultimate buyers where shipments have been effected to a fully owned subsidiary in the buyer’s country.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Consignment Of Stocks

    Covers the Sri Lankan exporter on commercial/ political risks of consignment of stocks.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Entrepot Trade

    Covers the commercial/ political risks of a Sri Lankan exporter arising from entrepot trade.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Seller’s Risk Comprehensive Service Policy

    Insurance to protect the service sector exporters from the commercial/ political risks.

  • Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy - Domestic Credit Insurance

    Insurance to protect the policy holder from commercial risks associated with dispatching goods & rending services to their buyers in Sri Lanka.

Risks Covered

Under Seller’s Risk Insurance Policy, We provide protection to exporters receipt unclear commercial and Non Commercial Risks associated with dispatching goods or rending services.

  • Commercial Risks (Buyer Risks)

    Risks covered under Commercial risks

    • Protracted default

      Failure or refusal of buyer to pay the Gross Invoice Value or part of it within 4 months of the due date.

    • Insolvency of the buyer
    • Repudiation of contract (Non Acceptance by the buyer)

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

  • Non Commercial Risks (Political Risks/ Country Risks)

    Risks covered under Non Commercial risks

    • 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 fulfil 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.

Maximum Coverage

You can select required coverage from a range of 60% to 90% depending on your requirement, size and business ambitions.

Countries Covered


Upon your request, after an evaluation, we can consider providing coverage for a buyer, not mentioned in the above list of countries.

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