The U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration released the third edition of its Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters today at the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB)'s 23rd Annual Global Conference. The guide has been widely distributed as a self-learning tool for exporters, as a counseling tool for financial institution professionals and as an education tool for college professors teaching international business. The third edition includes a new chapter on consignment and government-backed agricultural export financing. The free guide can be downloaded from the U.S. government's export portal, Export.gov/TradeFinanceGuide.