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Readout: EXIM Bilateral Meeting with Finland Minister of Development Cooperation and Trade


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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Acting President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) James Burrows and senior EXIM staff met with a delegation from the government of Finland, led by Minister of Development Cooperation and Trade Ville Skinnari and Ambassador of Finland to the United States Mikko Hautala. The group discussed opportunities to work together on transformational export areas such as 5G technology as well as other possible co-financing partnerships. Chairman Burrows outlined EXIM’s commitment to supporting American jobs, prosperity and security and pledged to work with the Finnish government in conducting outreach to U.S. exporters in several key states. The group also discussed their shared commitment to increase support for U.S. exports related to renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency.


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 insuranceworking 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 www.exim.gov.