What are the risks of open account payment for exporters?

Companies do export and import business in order to make money.

But just like any other businesses, international trade have some risks, the considerable amount of which lays beneath the financial side of the operations. 

An exporter has to bear significant amount of risks when trying to complete an export operation via an open account payment, as the importer only pays the amount of the goods after the goods have been shipped and in most cases after they have been received by the importer.

Today I would like to explain the risks associated with open account payment term for exporters.