Export Finance Resources
USDA FAS export finance program provides credit guarantees to encourage financing of commerical exports of U.S. agricultural products.
The GSM programs guarantee payment from approved foreign banks through financial institutions in the United States. By reducing the risk to financial institutions in the United States, lower interest rates and financing fees may be available to complete the transaction.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank)can assist companies to finance their export transactions. For more information regarding EXIM Bank's export finance and risk mitigation programs go to www.exim.gov/what-we-do.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade (SBA OIT) can assist companies to finance their export transactions. Learn about SBA OIT's export finance programs]. For contact information go to SBA Office of International Trade's Seattle Office's directory.
The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW) provides free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters or prospective Washington State-based exporters. EFACW offers businesses information on risk mitigation, how to finance and get paid for their export sales and acts as a banking relationship matchmaker. EFACW also provides training programs throughout the year on various export related topics.