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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), found in Section 552 of Title 5 of the United States Code, was enacted by Congress to provide the public with access to certain federal records. The Act requires federal agencies to produce government records in response to requests from the public, provided that the records are not exempt from disclosure by the FOIA.

The Export-Import Bank, like all federal agencies, charges for processing FOIA requests. Much of the information typically sought by FOIA requesters is available free of charge, however, on this website. EXIM Bank encourages all prospective FOIA requesters to thoroughly search this website prior to submission of a FOIA request.

Department of Justice FOIA and Privacy Reference Material

EXIM Bank FOIA Regulations - eCFR

How to Make a Request

Due to the high volume of Bank transactions and number of participants, EXIM Bank has determined that it would be unduly burdensome to review transaction participant information, such as street addresses and phone numbers, in order to discern if the provided information is personal information that would be protected under FOIA Exemption 6. The Bank has a high volume of small business participants who may use their personal information in the company fields. As such, the Bank will not publicly disclose participant street addresses and phone numbers.

Frequently Requested Records and Proactive Disclosures:

  1. Quarterly Deal Data Information
  2. EXIM Bank Annual Reports
  3. EXIM Bank FOIA Log, 2011 - September 30, 2018
  4. Country Limitation Schedule
  5. Minutes of the Board of Directors and Credit Committee
  6. Competitiveness Report to Congress (Report to the U.S. Congress on Export Credit Competition and the Export-Import Bank of the United States)
  7. Link to Export-Import Bank FFATA (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act) transaction information on USAspending.gov site (Bank's information using the search capability and parameters options provided on USAspending.gov web site. This information is updated frequently and available to the public for searching as well as downloading .
  8. Congressional Budget Justification Reports
  9. Landing Team Document EXIM Transition

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Subscribe to EXIM Bank electronic publications: (The public may subscribe, at no cost, to the Bank's news updates, Exporter Newsletter, Environmental Exports Program Update, Africa news, the Americas and Caribbean news, India news, and Broader Middle East and North Africa news, as well as receive alerts on changes to the Country Limitation Schedule).

EXIM Bank's Freedom of Information Act Annual Reports

Accessing Export-Import Bank of the United States information on Regulations.Gov

FOIA Reading Room Certification (October 27, 2008)

Export-Import Bank of the United States, Review of the Freedom of Information Act Operations & Plan for Improvement of Agency Performance, June 14, 2006

FOIA Regulations (and Other Information Disclosure Regulations)

Please direct all FOIA questions to Lennell Jackson at (202) 565-3290 or send an e-mail to foia@exim.gov.