Financing of clean technology exports with bank financing, US Ex-Im Bank support and various forms of guarantees and insurance can boost your business, combat global warming and improve our environment.
What is the US Ex-Im Bank?
US Ex-Im Bank is an independent authority for the US government. It was founded in 1934 to finance export sales of goods and services produced in the United States. Since 1934, it has hit over 450 billion dollars in exports. Ex-Im Bank supports short, medium and long-term financing to creditworthy international clients both in the public and private sectors. It provides guarantee capital guarantees to US exporters. The products include direct loans, guarantees, export credit insurance and guarantee capital for labor. There are special initiatives for environmental exports.
What is the US Ex-Im Bank Environmental Export Program?
It provides support for environmentally friendly exports mandated in its charter. It is a proactive business development and improvement of existing programs. It provides long-term loans and guarantees in 10-15 years after completion of the project. Refund terms of 15 years are available for renewable energy and water treatment projects. Interest can be activated during construction. Over the last decade, export funding has increased from 13 projects per year to over 2 billion dollars in funding.
What is the guaranteed loan program?
Guaranteed loans are made by commercial banks US or foreign banks to a foreign buyer with a 100% conditional repayment guarantee by Ex-Im Bank. The guarantee covers 85% of the transactions in the United States. Banks often finance 15% required cash payment. The guarantee is available in major foreign currencies.
What can Ex-Im Bank do for small projects?
Ex-Im Bank takes credit decisions on potential projects in a number of ways: based on the borrowers or guarantors balance sheet and also as limited recruitment project financing with borrowers and project flows as the source code for repayment. Or, as a structured financial transaction with the borrowers balance sheet, reinforced by special Ex-Im Bank functions.
What is Ex-Im Banks working capital guarantee?
It provides a 90-100% repurchase guarantee for working capital, rotation or transaction based, made by commercial lenders to small businesses to finance export sales. Working capital guarantee acts as collateral for the commercial lender by mitigating the risk of repayment of the loan is a foreign contract. It allows exporters to finance materials, labor and costs for producing goods and services for export. This allows exporters to cover standby credit letters for bid and performance bonds or payment guarantees. This allows exporters to finance foreign accounts receivable
The working capital guarantee program may be a transaction-specific facility. or a rotating credit line. The term is generally up to 1 year and it is renewable. The loan supports advances against export-related inventories and foreign trade receivables. The loan is up to 75% in stock and up to 90% on foreign accounts receivable.
What are the eligibility requirements for the guarantee capital guarantee?
Applicants must have operations in the United States. The USA product must have at least 51% American content. The program supports exporters who are manufacturers, trading companies and service companies. There must be a reasonable source or refund. The company must have at least 1 year of business history, positive net worth and debt service.