READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade

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WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis and senior staff met virtually Wednesday with Ville Skinnari, Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, to discuss collaboration on key Biden-Harris Administration and EXIM priorities related to supporting wireless technology and renewable energy transactions.

Chair Lewis pledged to work with the Finnish government to conduct outreach to U.S. exporters and affirmed the commitment to increase support for U.S. exports related to key energy sectors that were made during an October 2021 meeting of the two countries.

Minister Skinnari discussed the importance of wireless technology competitiveness and security, especially in supporting 5G technology around the world.  He reiterated the Finnish government’s support for partnering with the U.S. on potential opportunities.

Chair Lewis reaffirmed EXIM’s support of Finland and discussed additional potential sectors for EXIM-supported trade between the U.S. and Finland to address shared priorities in other transformational export areas.

Throughout the meeting, Chair Lewis reemphasized that EXIM is open for business and eager to continue helping America’s small businesses, especially in key supply chain networks.


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