FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2019
Linda Formella (202-565-3204)
Washington, D.C. – To shine a spotlight on the importance of exporting to the growth of the U.S. economy and American jobs, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is participating with other U.S. government agencies in a series of free trade webinars and outreach events to new and existing customers during World Trade Month this May.
“World Trade Month is an excellent time to draw attention to the year-round reality that exporting is at the heart of domestic economic growth. Businesses large and small benefit enormously when they are able to access international markets to expand their sales, revenue, and jobs. This month is an opportunity for EXIM and other federal agencies to highlight the resources available to assist companies at every stage of exporting to help them realize the opportunities abroad,” said EXIM Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Goettman.
EXIM has launched a dedicated World Trade Month web page providing quick access to U.S. government resources and information about trade events taking place all month. The web page features a chart outlining the steps of exporting and the exporter needs that arise at every stage of the process, with links to the solutions provided by corresponding federal programs.
The web page also highlights EXIM’s participation in a month-long series of free trade webinars with other federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The webinars are available at 2 p.m. on the following Thursdays: May 9, May 16, May 23, and May 30. Topics to be covered range from how to find new markets and buyers to financing global sales and overcoming trade barriers.
To enable attendees at trade events to access information instantly, the bank is offering a bookmark with website links and other information that also features a code that can be scanned by cell phone to take the reader directly to EXIM’s World Trade Month web page.
ABOUT EXIM BANK:
EXIM is an independent federal agency that provides competitive and necessary export credit to overseas purchasers of U.S. exports to promote and support American jobs. A robust and fully functioning EXIM can assist the United States in leveling the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive the support of their national export credit agencies. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth and the support of more than a million jobs through the support of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the country. Since 2000, EXIM has provided $14.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury after paying for all of its administrative and program expenses.