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Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM )

Role The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)  is an independent U.S. Government agency that helps finance the overseas sales of U.S. goods and services. In over 70 years, EXIM has supported more than R3.86 trillion in U.S. exports.  EXIM’s mission is to create U.S. jobs through exports. The Bank provides guarantees of working capital loans for U.S. exporters, guarantees the repayment of loans, or makes loans to foreign purchasers of U.S. goods and services.

Qualifications EXIM also provides credit insurance that protects U.S. exporters against the risks of non-payment by foreign buyers for political or commercial reasons. To qualify for EXIM support, the product or service must have significant U.S. content and must not affect the U.S. economy adversely. EXIM supports the sale of U.S. exports worldwide and will support the financing of the export of any type of goods or services, including commodities, if they are not military-related.

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