FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2020
Office of Communications (202) 565-3207
WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) recently extended several relief measures for U.S. exporters and financial institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through August 31, 2020. Initial relief measures, which include waivers, deadline extensions, streamlined processing, and flexibility were announced on March 12 for an initial period of 30 days, and later extended through May 31, 2020.
“EXIM is committed to supporting our great U.S. businesses and workers during this time of economic reopening of the country,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “By extending these relief measures, we are ensuring U.S. exporters have the tools necessary to succeed, without worrying about meeting EXIM deadlines. I encourage companies experiencing payment issues or difficulty accessing liquidity to reach out to EXIM.”
EXIM’s Board of Directors announced additional temporary relief measures on March 25 that remain in effect until April 30, 2021. Information on the extended relief measures can be found on a fact sheet online, and more information on EXIM’s COVID-19 response can be found here.
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.