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EXIM Loan Guarantees for African Buyers

Help your international buyers secure competitive financing

EXIM assists U.S. companies by guaranteeing financing to creditworthy foreign buyers for purchases of U.S. capital goods and services. In turn, U.S. companies receive payment at the time of shipment. With this payment guarantee, U.S.-based companies have more confidence to compete for sales in new markets worldwide.

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

  • Provides: Financing

  • Eligibility: U.S. businesses and African buyers of U.S. capital goods and services

EXIM guarantees provide:

  • Financing for international buyers of U.S. capital goods and related services, not consumer goods
  • Risk mitigation for a transaction with a particular buyer
  • More secure entry to emerging markets
  • Longer repayment terms
  • Flexible lender financing options back by EXIM’s guarantee
  • Coverage for 100 percent of commercial and political risks

Eligibility requirements:

  • EXIM finances only the U.S. content
  • EXIM can do business in most markets, but 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
  • 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