GSM-102 Credit Guarantees To Africa-Middle East Region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the availability of the following credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corportation's (CCC) Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2017.
Amended Amount: $250,000,000
Geographical Area: Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
APPLICATIONS FOR COVERAGE
Beginning October 3, 2016, at 9:00 am EST, exporters may apply for credit guarantees on a first-come first-serve basis.
TERMS OF COVERAGE
Coverage is available to cover sales of any of the commodities specified in the GSM Eligible Commodities list. Exporters’ contractual arrangements must call for exports no later than 365 days from the date of registration or Nov. 30, 2017, whichever date is earlier.
ELIGIBLE BANKS IN THE AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST REGION
Any bank approved by CCC for this region is eligible. For a complete list of eligible banks, refer to the CCC “GSM Program Foreign Bank Obligors” page. Exporters are advised to obtain from their foreign buyer the name of the CCC‑approved foreign bank that will be opening the letter of credit.
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