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EXIM provides financing solutions – including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, and guarantees of commercial loans to foreign buyers – to empower exporters of U.S. goods and services. Our products have many uses, so whatever your need EXIM can find a solution that fits.

Am I Eligible to Work with EXIM

Before getting started it's important to know the basic requirements for working with EXIM. While it's always a good idea to call us with any questions about our policies, generally your business will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Been in business for at least three years
  • At least one person working in the firm full time
  • Has a positive net worth
  • Exports U.S. made products and/or services provided by U.S. workers (see content policy)
  • Has a Dun & Bradstreet Number

What We Do and Don’t Do

EXIM has a flexible and robust set of products and services, but there are certain things we can't take on due to regulations and other standards. Please take a look and see where we fit in the trade finance landscape.

We Do
  • Support trade transactions of U.S.-made goods and services
  • Provide export credit insurance for short-term and medium-term sales on secured or open account payment terms
    • FOR EXPORTERS:
      • Multi-Buyer policies
      • Single-Buyer policies
      • Policies for small businesses and environmental exporters
    • FOR LENDERS:
      • Supporting letters of credit
      • Supporting foreign buyer credits
  • Provide Pre-export working capital:
    • Direct loans to qualified small businesses
    • Loan guarantees to lenders
  • Provide foreign buyer loan guarantees to lenders for medium-term financing
  • Co-financing with other Export Credit Agencies
  • Supply chain financing support
  • Structured trade and project finance transactions
We Don't
  • Support military or defense-related sales
  • Provide grants
  • Support the import of goods and services
  • Support Start-ups sales
  • Support crude oil sales
  • Direct investment
  • Personal loans
  • Financing for the purchase of land
  • Finance exports to restricted countries (Check the Country Limitation Schedule for more details)

Other products

EXIM also offers other products as part of our portfolio to assist in what tend to be larger projects in areas such as energy, infrastructure, and capital equipment.

Need to Talk to Someone About Getting Started?

Call1-800-565-3946

Events You Should Attend

JANUARY 27
Online

Panelists will include representatives from the U.S. Commercial Services, Small Business Administration (SBA), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), and the University of Texas San Antonio SBDC International Trade Center.

JANUARY 27
Your Computer

Please join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Women's Business Border Center,  and Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for this webinar to help your company grow through international sales.