FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020
Office of Communications (202-565-3207)
WASHINGTON – President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Kimberly A. Reed met today via teleconference with Bahamian Ambassador to the United States Sidney S. Collie. During the meeting, Chairman Reed and Ambassador Collie discussed how EXIM can support the export of “Made in the USA” goods and services to the Bahamas.
Chairman Reed and Ambassador Collie also discussed EXIM’s recent congressional reauthorization, the COVID-19 pandemic, and potential opportunities for collaboration.
In July, Chairman Reed met via teleconference with Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Bahamas.
Bahamian Ambassador to the United States Sidney S. Collie and EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed
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.