The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.

The World Trade Center Arkansas partners with EXIM as a participant in the Regional Export Promotion Program. Contact Kelly Kemp, the regional director for North Texas and Arkansas for further details.

When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, the EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales. In doing so, the Bank levels the playing field for U.S. goods and services going up against foreign competition in overseas markets, so that American companies can create more good-paying American jobs.

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Export Expertise

EXIM Bank has published a brief white paper on 10 financial tools to grow your exporting business. This report is full of ways to help your business and contains facts that are not widely known but highly useful.
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Exporting Myths

In this report, the EXIM Bank addresses seven popular misconceptions about exporting that often stop a business owner’s dreams of exporting in their tracks. After addressing the myths they offer solutions and ways they can help you.
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Export Finance Solutions Guide for U.S. Business

In the Export Finance Solutions Guide for U.S. Businesses, EXIM helps match you with the coverage you need based on your time frame. Once they factor in the credit insurance term that fits you, they match your needs with the services they offer, explaining the benefits, coverage and cost.
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letters of credit

Pros & Cons: Letters of Credit

Exporting brings a number of risks including foreign buyer nonpayment. Letters of Credit are just one way to mitigate these risks. Letters of Credit are basically a contract, moderated by a bank, where the foreign buyer gives the payment to their bank, and the bank holds that payments until after the terms and conditions stated in the sales contract have been met. Read about their pros and cons.
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Perceptions of Exporting Made in America Products

The term “Made in America” carries a lot of positive weight around the world as U.S. products get shipped or transferred from country to country. American consumers generally purchase “Made in America” items because of their desire to support the American economy or because the product is usually of higher quality.
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Success Story: Lund's Fisheries

Lund’s Fisheries, a family owned business since 1954, offers the highest quality frozen seafood from their locations in Oxnard, California, and Cape May, New Jersey. The company operates a fleet of company-owned fishing vessels and also relies on fishing vessels operated by independent contractors.
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Success Story: Tactical Medical Solutions

Army medics have a daunting job. They work furiously in completely chaotic conditions to save lives. Dust, dirt, multiple casualties and hostile fire – the conditions are harsh enough. Read how one former Special Forces medic and his his team of 31 employees work tirelessly to improve the effectiveness of medical equipment deployed in the battlefield.
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