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EXIM currently rates its long-term, medium-term and short-term Financial Institution Buyer Credit (FIBC) transactions using a credit classification or "CC" based pricing system. CC levels are determined based on the credit risk of the buyer. For descriptions of the five levels of private buyer risk, please see below under the links for Credit Classification Definitions. Please note that short-term single buyer ELC and ESS policies will continue to be rated according to country risk. The Short-Term Fee Advice Tables formerly used to rate short-term single buyer transactions have been replaced with the Short-Term FIBC Fee Calculator and Short-Term ELC & ESS Fee Calculator found below.

Medium-Term Financing

EXIM's medium-term insurance and guarantees support financing for capital goods and services enabling U.S. exporters or lenders to offer extended credit terms to their international customers, including repayment terms of up to 7 years for financed amounts of $10 million or less. The length of the repayment term EXIM supports depends on the dollar size of the transaction, the useful life of the items, and the country of the buyer.

Long-Term Financing

EXIM also supports long-term financing for transactions or projects that are over $10 million. Repayment terms are typically up to 10 years, but can be up to 12 years for large civil aircraft and non-nuclear power plants, and up to 18 years for nuclear power plants and certain renewable energy and water sector exports.

  • Long-Term Fee Calculator - Contains links to Exposure Fee Advice and Exposure Fee Tables
  • Long-Term Exposure Fee Advice - Explains Long-Term Exposure Fees
  • Credit Classification Definitions for Non-Financial Institution Risk -- Descriptions of different credit classification or "CC" levels for non-financial institution risk"
  • Credit Classification Definitions for Financial Institution Risk -- Descriptions of different credit classification or "CC" levels for financial institutions
  • Credit Classification and Credit Rating Agency Rating Matrix -- Use to identify credit classification or "CC" level for rated obligors.
  • Long-Term Exposure Fee Help -- Provides basic information on how to use the online calculator

Short-Term FIBC Financing

EXIM's Financial Institution Buyer Credit (FIBC) policy is a policy held by a financial institution that provides direct and/or reimbursement loans to a single buyer, enabling financial institutions to offer credit terms to their international customers up to 360 days. The length of the tenor and percentage of coverage EXIM supports depends on the product being financed.

  • Credit Classification Definitions for Non-Financial Institution Risk -- Descriptions of different credit classification or "CC" levels for non-financial institution risk"
  • Credit Classification Definitions for Financial Institution Risk -- Use to identify credit classification or "CC" level for rated obligors.

Short-Term ELC & ESS Financing

EXIM's Short-Term Single Buyer ELC & ESS policies are exporter held policies covering one or multiple credit sales to a single buyer (with and without a letter of credit), enabling exporters to offer credit terms to their international customers up to 360 days. The length of the tenor and percentage of coverage EXIM supports depends on the product being financed.