READOUT: Chair Lewis’ Bilateral Meeting with Australian Export Credit Agency, Export Finance Australia

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WASHINGTON – President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis today hosted a delegation from Australia’s export credit agency, Export Finance Australia, led by Managing Director and CEO, Swati Dave.

bilateral meeting between President and Chair of Reta Jo Lewis and Australia’s export credit agency, Export Finance Australia, led by Managing Director and CEO, Swati Dave.An extension of a bilateral meeting in March with Australia’s Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan, the group discussed opportunities to work together in key sectors like critical minerals, clean and renewable energy, and small business.

Chair Lewis reiterated EXIM’s commitment to the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to advancing America’s leadership in EXIM’s transformational export areas. She also emphasized the importance of EXIM’s China and Transformational Exports Program and the flexibilities that the program offers in supporting U.S. exporters facing competition from China.

Ms. Dave highlighted her agency’s work on infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific region and the importance of leveraging financing tools like export credit to advance economic security among nations that share values. She also shared Export Finance Australia’s commitment to securing critical minerals that can help drive the global energy transition.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at