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EXIM Announces Joint Public Meeting of Advisory Committee, Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Response Efforts

Teleconference Meeting to Occur Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2020

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Office of Communications (202) 565-3201

WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today announced the EXIM Advisory Committee and Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee will hold a joint open meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. EDT via teleconference to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) and temporary relief measures.

 “Despite the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, EXIM remains open for business and committed to our mission of supporting U.S. jobs through exports,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “The EXIM Advisory and Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committees play an important role in advising EXIM on our programs. We look forward to hearing from them as we continue to implement robust relief measures and modify programs to better serve U.S. businesses and workers, while protecting the American taxpayer.”

 In March, the EXIM Board of Directors unanimously announced its strong support of relief measures to assist American businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. Details on EXIM COVID-19 response actions, along with helpful resources, are located on the EXIM Coronavirus Response webpage.

In addition to posting this announcement on the EXIM website, the agency submitted a notice to the Federal Register. Underscoring EXIM’s commitment to transparency, the meeting will be open to public participation, and time will be allotted for questions or comments submitted online during the webinar.

How to attend or comment:

  • Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting should email Brittany Walker, Office of External Engagement, by 12 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 13, 2020. Individuals will be given call-in information upon notice of attendance to EXIM.
  • Members of the public also may file written statements before or after the meeting via email to Brittany Walker.
  • For further information, contact the Office of External Engagement.

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.