The federal government offers a number of financial assistance programs to help businesses expand or develop an export market, or to assist businesses that have been adversely affected by import competition.
Become familiar with the various government programs designed to help your company finance its export transactions, and give it the capital to carry out its export operations.
We recommend that you review this information and then contact your local Commercial Service Trade Specialists to discuss how these programs can help you achieve your international sales goals.
Do you need working capital loans? Does your foreign buyer need financing to buy your products? Do they prefer lease financing?
The U.S. Government offers four different types of financing programs:
The U.S. Government also provides finance related events and on-line training to further assist in exporting your products and services.
To receive counseling on how the programs listed below can help you achieve your international sales goals, please contact your local Commercial Service International Trade Specialist.
Export Development and Working Capital Financing: Enables U.S. businesses to obtain loans that facilitate the export of goods or services by providing the liquidity needed to accept new business, grow international sales and compete more effectively in the international marketplace.
Facilities Development Financing: Enables U.S. businesses to acquire, construct, renovate, modernize, improve or expand facilities and equipment to be used in the United States to produce goods or services involved in international trade.
Investment Project Financing: Enables U.S. businesses to acquire financing for large-scale projects that require large amounts of capital, such as infrastructure, telecommunications, power, water, housing, airports, hotels, high-tech, financial services, and natural resource extraction industries.
The U.S. Government offers U.S. companies Insurance and Risk Mitigation policies that cover export transactions and for overseas investments. Coverage includes losses for non-payment, currency inconvertibility, asset expropriation and political violence.
The U.S. Government provides grant to U.S. firms to conduct feasibility studies on infrastructure projects and to train the foreign business community and government officials on U.S. business practices, regulatory reform and other economic development activities.Become familiar with the various government programs designed to help your company finance its export transactions, and give it the capital to carry out its export operations.