Loans and Export Credit Insurance

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the U.S. They have three programs to encourage exports:
  • Pre-Export Working Capital Guarantee (1 to 3 years)
  • Medium and Long Term Loan Guarantees (up to 10 years)
  • Export Credit Insurance. This insures you against nonpayment by the buyer due to most commercial and political risks. There are four types of credit insurance
    • Multi-buyer (up to 1 year)
    • Small business (up to 1 year) - for small business exporters
    • Single buyer (up to 1 year)
    • Medium term (up to 5 years and under $10 million)
For further information, contact the Export-Import Bank at:
Midwest Regional Office
Chicago, IL
(312) 353-8081
You can also visit their website at for more information about credit insurance and export loans.

Agricultural Exporters: USDA Export Credit Guarantee Program

The USDA Commodity Credit Program guarantees commercial financing of US agricultural exports. Click here for more information.