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W: Well, we’ve settled the question of price, quality and quantity. Now what about the t.mp3s of payment?
B: We only accept payment by irrevocable letter of credit payable against shipping documents.
W: I see. Could you make an exception and accept D/A or D/P?
B: I’m afraid not. We insist on a letter of credit.
W: To tell you the truth, a letter of credit would increase the cost of my import. When I open a letter of credit with a bank, I have to pay a deposit. That’ll tie up my money and increase my cost.
B: Consult your bank and see if they will reduce the required deposit to a minimum.
-- 好吧，既然价格、质量和数量问题都已谈妥，现在来谈谈付款方式 怎么样？
W: Still, there will be bank charges in connection with the credit. It would help me greatly if you would accept D/A or D/P. You can draw on me just as if there were a letter of credit. It makes no great difference to you, but it does to me.
B: Well, Mrs. Wang, you must be aware that an irrevocable letter of cred it gives the exporter the additional protection of the bank er’s guarantee. We always require L/C for our exports. And the other way round, we pay by L/C for our imports.
W: To meet you half way, what do you say if 50% by L/C and the balance by D/P?
B: I’m very sorry, Mrs. Wang. But I’m afraid I can’t promise you even that. As I’ve said, we require payment by L/C.
-- 即便那样，开立信用证还是要支付银行手续费。假如你能接受承兑 交单或付款交单，这就帮我大忙了。你就当作是信用证一样向我开 汇票。这对你来说区别不大，但是对我来说就大不一样了。
-- 王小姐，你应该也知道，不可撤消的信用证给出口商增加了银行的 担保。我们出口一向要求采用信用证；反过来讲，我们进口也是信 用证付款。
-- 我们都各让一步吧，货价的百分之五十用信用证，其余的采用付款 交单，你看怎么样？
-- 对不起，王小姐。即便那样，我恐怕也不能答应。我都说过了，我 们要求用信用证付款。
A: Well, Mr. Brown, we’ve settled everything in connection with this transaction except the question of payment in yen. Now can you explain to me how to make payment in yen?
B: Many of our business friends in England, France, Switzerland, Italy and G.mp3any are paying for our exports in Japan currency. It is quite easy to do so.
A: I know some of them are doing that. But this is new to me. I’ve never made payment in yen before. It is convenient to make pay- ment in pound sterling, but I may have some difficulty in making payment in yen.
B: Many banks in Europe now carry accounts in yen. They are in a position to open letters of credit and effect payment in yen. Con- sult your banks and you’ll see that they are ready to offer you this service.
A: Do you mean to say that I can open a letter of credit in yen with a bank in London or Bonn?
B: Sure you can. Several of the banks in London, such as the National Westminster Bank and Barclays Bank are in a position to open letters of credit in yen. They’ll do so against our sales conf.mp3ation or contract.
A: I see.
-- 布朗先生，除了日元付款问题外，我们已经谈妥了有关这笔交易 的所有事项。现在，能不能请你解释一下如何用日元付款？