Reta Jo Lewis Sworn in as U.S. Export-Import Bank President and Chair

Historic New Chapter Begins with a Focus on Small Businesses, American Competitiveness Around the World WASHINGTON – As America celebrates Black History Month, Reta Jo Lewis today became the first Black woman and person of color to head the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)...

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EXIM Board Authorizes Nearly $194 Million Loan Guarantee Supporting Aircraft Exports to Panama’s Copa Airlines

WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Board of Directors today unanimously approved a final commitment to guarantee an approximately $194 million loan from Citibank and JPMorgan to Copa Airlines of Panama to finance the purchase of Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. With...

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Florida Export Finance Corporation in Miami Named EXIM 2021 REPP of the Year

State Trade-Finance Organization Referred 18 Small Businesses to EXIM, Resulting in $400,000 of EXIM Support in 2020 WASHINGTON –Today, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) again awarded a state trade-finance organization, the Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC),...

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First Solar Exports to Zacapa Solar-Energy Project in Guatemala is EXIM 2021 Deal of the Year

Ohio-based First Solar Wins Contract Over Competition from China to Export Thin-Film Solar Panels to Distributed Solar-Energy Project in Central America, Deal Financed by BankProv Backed by EXIM Loan Guarantee WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today gave the...

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Meridian Finance Group Named EXIM 2021 Broker of the Year

California-based Trade Finance and Insurance Firm with International Reach Honored by EXIM for Fourth Time as Broker of the Year WASHINGTON –Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) again recognized Meridian Finance Group , headquartered in Los Angeles, California, as...

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Impello Global Named EXIM 2021 New Broker of the Year

Small Businesses Were 100 Percent of New EXIM Broker’s Customers in 2020 WASHINGTON –Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) awarded Impello Global Insurance Services LLC , headquartered in Seattle, Washington, as EXIM’s 2021 New Broker of the Year. EXIM presented...

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AirFinance and Apple Bank Named EXIM 2021 Lenders of the Year

Aircraft Financing Arranger and Lender Recognized for Successful Collaboration Meeting Liquidity Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today gave the Lender of the Year award to AirFinance Leasing LLC in Virginia and to Apple...

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Florida Small-Business Manufacturer Motortronics Named 2021 EXIM Exporter of the Year

EXIM’s Export Credit Insurance and Working Capital Guarantees Enabled Florida Manufacturer to Expand Existing Sales and Enter New Markets WASHINGTON — Motortronics , a small-business manufacturer based in Clearwater, Florida, has been named an Exporter of the Year by the Export-Import...

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Vermont Manufacturer Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc./Darn Tough Named 2021 EXIM Exporter of the Year

EXIM’s Export Credit Insurance Enabled Vermont Small Business to Expand Existing Sales and Enter New Markets WASHINGTON – Cabot Hosiery Mills, Inc./Darn Tough , a small, family-owned business in Northfield, Vermont, that manufactures high-quality socks designed to be durable for outdoor...

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Pennsylvania Textiles Manufacturer AKAS Textiles and Laminations Named an EXIM Exporter of the Year

Woman- and Minority-Owned Small Business Uses EXIM’s Export Credit Insurance and Working Capital Guarantees to Increase Revenue WASHINGTON – AKAS Textiles and Laminations (AKAS Tex), a woman- and minority-owned small business engaged in textiles design and manufacturing in Bensalem,...

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Kentucky Woman-Owned Small Business Two Rivers Fisheries Named EXIM Exporter of the Year

EXIM’s Export Credit Insurance Enabled Environmentally Beneficial Small Business to Expand Existing Sales and Enter New Markets WASHINGTON – Two Rivers Fisheries Inc. , a woman-owned small business in Wickliffe, Kentucky, that processes and exports local fish to 12 countries, has been...

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EXIM Renews Supply Chain Finance Guarantee of $180 Million Purchase Facility Supporting Sales of CFM International Aircraft Engines

Transaction Will Support an Estimated 600 American Jobs, Including Employment in the Aircraft Manufacturing Supply Chain WASHINGTON – Yesterday the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) approved the renewal of a 90 percent guarantee of a $180 million...

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EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine’s Ministry of Economy

Agreement Expresses Intent to Facilitate Procurement of U.S. Goods and Services for Ukrainian Infrastructure Projects and Key Sectors WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Acting President and Chairman James Burrows and Deputy Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and...

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USTDA Generates Record Results for U.S. Exporters

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced a record-breaking return on investment and the highest since its founding in 1992. USTDA is now generating an average of $117 in U.S. exports for every dollar it programs toward advancing infrastructure projects in emerging...

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USTDA Advances Sustainable Public Transit in Ecuador

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a technical assistance grant to Quito’s public transit bus operator, Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Transporte de Pasajeros de Quito (EPMTPQ), to help modernize its bus fleet and expand related intelligent transportation...

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USTDA Supports Smart Grid Deployment in Brazil

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors (ABRADEE) for technical assistance to enable large-scale smart grid deployment throughout Brazil. “USTDA’s assistance will support ABRADEE’s efforts to...

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USTDA Supports Electric Vehicle Transition in Thailand

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd. (SCG International), a wholly owned subsidiary of leading Thai conglomerate SCG, to advance the company’s ambitious decarbonization strategy. USTDA’s assistance will provide...

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USTDA Supports Renewable Energy in Pakistan

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a feasibility study grant to Pakistan-based engineering and construction company, Times Group (Private) Limited, for a renewable biofuels project that will improve environmental conditions in Karachi. Times Group selected...

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USTDA Supports Banking Modernization in Solomon Islands

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) for technical assistance to modernize the country’s banking infrastructure. USTDA’s grant, its first in the Solomon Islands, will develop an information and...

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Department of Commerce Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Commerce honored 31 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas by naming them winners of the 2021 President’s “E” Awards. This year’s winners hail from 20 states, and of the 31 honorees, 25 are small and medium-sized...

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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Awards 13 Grants to Boost U.S. Exports, Support High Quality Jobs

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced 13 new grants designed to support the export success of U.S. businesses in key industries. The Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), administered by Commerce’s International Trade Administration, awarded nearly $3 million in...

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