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Small businesses are the engine of the American economy, responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs. At EXIM, we are committed to supporting job growth by equipping small businesses with the financing they need to reach new customers and win sales.

There is plenty of federal government information and support available to assist current exporters and new-to-export companies in building their international sales and succeeding in today’s global marketplace. The chart below provides direct links to the agency which can assist in resolving your company’s challenges.

Government Solutions to Your Export Challenges

Get Trade Counseling Department of Commerce
Access Export Data Census
Find Buyers Department of Commerce
Obtain Funds to Fulfill Orders SBA and EXIM
Protect Against Nonpayment EXIM
Finance Foreign Buyers EXIM

Grow Your Export Sales with Confidence with EXIM!

EXIM empowers exporters of U.S. goods and services to win sales that otherwise would go to foreign competitors. As the official export credit agency of the United States, EXIM provides financial support to ensure a level playing field for U.S. exporters competing in the intense global marketplace.

Whether a small business needs working capital to fulfill sales orders, protection against buyer nonpayment, or the ability to extend credit to buyers, EXIM has a solution. No deal is too small, and we provide support in more than 180 countries.

Nonpayment Protection
EXIM export credit insurance provides payment coverage for both commercial and political risks of up to 95 percent of the sales invoice. Small businesses can count on EXIM to protect their export sales to a single buyer or to their entire foreign portfolio.

Extend Credit
This insurance also empowers exporters to offer competitive open account terms to their buyers (typically up to 180 days), instead of requiring them to pay cash-in-advance or secure letters of credit.

Working Capital
EXIM guarantees a commercial lender’s loan, providing exporters access to the vital funds needed to fulfill sales orders. These funds can be used to purchase finished products, raw materials, and equipment as well as to cover labor and overhead costs and standby letters of credit used as performance or bid bonds.

Term Financing
EXIM’s 100 percent loan guarantee gives lenders the assurance to provide loans to foreign buyers. With this support, the buyer can typically obtain lower interest rates and longer repayment terms to buy U.S. capital goods and services.

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Success Stories: Learn how other U.S. companies have grown their international sales with EXIM support.

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