Bill Avalisation is the bank’s undertaking on behalf of the importer, to honour, payments of Bills of Exchange from the supplier. This undertaking is similar to that of a Letter of Credit and hence provides the same comfort to the supplier but with an easier structure for the importer. This is applicable to both domestic and international trade.
An “Avalised” bill substitutes the bank’s risk for the importers risk thus providing the exporter with assurance that payment will be met. This bill can subsequently be discounted or used to negotiate better credit terms thus can enhance the trading relationship with the importer