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EXIM Accepting Nominations for 2020-2021 EXIM Advisory and Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committees

Submissions for Both Committees Will Be Accepted Through July 31, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2020

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WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is accepting nominations for members of the EXIM 2020-2021 Advisory Committee and the EXIM 2020-2021 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. The nominations period begins today and will close on July 31, 2020.

Notices inviting nominations have been published in the Federal Register for the EXIM Advisory Committee and the EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. More information, including full application requirements and materials, is available on the EXIM Advisory Committee and EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee pages on EXIM’s website.

The committees were established by the U.S. Congress in EXIM’s Charter to advise the agency on its programs and policies with a view to boosting American exports and bolstering U.S. jobs. Appointments to both committees require votes by the EXIM Board of Directors.

“The esteemed members of the EXIM Advisory Committee and EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee provide valuable insights for EXIM and the U.S. Congress,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “President Trump recently stated, ‘American workers are the engine of our country’s future prosperity.’ When it comes EXIM’s role in supporting our nation’s workers and keeping America strong in a very competitive global marketplace, the committee members’ input is vital. In particular, as EXIM implements its new Program on China and Transformational Exports, we will look to these committees for diverse expertise and guidance.”

The EXIM Advisory Committee, which is comprised of 17 members, meets at least quarterly to provide guidance and advice concerning EXIM policies and programs, particularly the extent to which the agency provides competitive financing to support American jobs through exports. Committee members represent agriculture, commerce, environment, finance, labor, production, services, state government, and the textile industry. In addition, at least three members must represent the small business community. The committee’s yearly report is contained in EXIM’s annual Report to the U.S. Congress on Global Export Credit Competition, which is published at the end of June.

The EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee (SAAC), which is comprised of 11 members, meets at least twice a year to provide guidance and advice regarding EXIM policies and programs designed to support the expansion of financing support for U.S.-manufactured goods and services in sub-Saharan Africa. Committee members represent banking, commerce, and trade finance. In addition, at least one member must represent the small business community.

Completed application materials, for both committees, must be submitted to eamon.vahidi@exim.gov by 5:30 pm EDT on July 31, 2020.

ABOUT EXIM:

EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. 

For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.