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Payment Methods and Financing

Payment Methods and Financing

Payment Methods and Financing


Make global deals while protecting your cash flow. The U.S. government offers a variety of financing and insurance products to help you. Explore your options for pricing, methods of payment, and financing for your foreign buyers. 

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Methods of Payment


Stay competitive in the global marketplace by offering your international customers attractive sales terms.  

Choose Method of Payment

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Business Development


Business development financing programs can help you acquire, construct, renovate, modernize, improve or expand facilities in the United States to produce goods or services involved in international trade.

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Export Working Capital


Export Working Capital financing enables U.S. businesses to purchase the goods and services they need to support their export sales. Government Export Working Capital guarantee programs are available from both the Export-Import Bank and Small Business Administration.

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Export Credit Insurance


Protect your export sales against nonpayment, offer open account credit terms to your buyers, and increase cash flow with EXIM’s export credit insurance.

Payment Options and Financing Resources Tools

Confidently offer competitive payment terms to international buyers.
Trade Finance Guide
A quick reference guide with terminology, trade financing practices, and government assistance.
Foreign Exchange Risk
Reduce the risk associated with the uncertainty of future exchange rates. A good way is to quote prices and require payment in U.S. dollars.
Financing For International Buyers
Turn business opportunities into real export sales with U.S. Government financing options that assist international buyers.
Exporting Grants from SBA
Tap into a grant program that helps small businesses overcome obstacles to exporting in your state through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).
Project Financing
U.S. businesses can acquire financing for large-scale projects that require large amounts of capital.
U.S. Commercial Service Counseling
Get counseling and referrals for trade financing through other agencies’ U.S. Government Services.

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