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EXIM Financing for African Buyers

Get direct loans to purchase U.S. goods and services

International buyers of U.S. goods and services can get loans through the U.S. Export-Import Bank. These loans extend up to 12 years, with loans for renewable energy projects extending up to 18 years.

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Tool Snapshot
  • Partner agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

  • Provides: Financing

  • Eligibility: International buyers of U.S. goods and services

EXIM direct loans provide:

  • Financing for international buyers of U.S. goods and services
  • No limits on transaction size
  • Fixed-rate financing with interest rate set at the Commercial Interest Reference Rate
  • Coverage for 100 percent of commercial and political risks
  • Financing of up to 30 percent of local costs in addition to the U.S. exports
  • Financing of ancillary services and fees, such as financial, legal, or lender fees

Eligibility requirements:

  • EXIM finances only the U.S. content
  • EXIM can do business in most markets. However, the agency may be limited or unable to offer financing in certain countries and under certain terms
  • EXIM cannot support exports of military or defense products and services, nor can it support purchases made by military buyers
  • All direct loans are subject to U.S.-flag shipping requirements
  • Products must be shipped from the United States to a foreign buyer
  • There is no minimum or maximum limit to the size of the export sale that may be financed with EXIM’s direct loan