Export Financing

FAS provides credit guarantees to encourage financing of commercial exports of U.S. agricultural products. By reducing financial risk to lenders, these credit guarantees encourage exports to buyers in countries — mainly developing countries — that have sufficient financial strength to have foreign exchange available for scheduled payments.

FAS export financing programs cover not only sales of  U.S. commodities and value-added products, but also infrastructure improvements in importing countries that can help facilitate imports of U.S. agricultural goods.

Programs

Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Export Financing Programs

Facility Guarantee Program

Provides credit guarantees for infrastructure improvements in countries where demand for U.S. agricultural products may be limited by lack of adequate facilities.

Data and Analysis

On July 13, 2022, the Government of Vietnam (GVN) issued Decree 46/2022 amending Decree 13/2020 Guiding the Law on Animal Husbandry, which repeals Article 18.3.c of Decree 13/2020. With this amendment, the GVN no longer requires a Certificate Free Sale (CFS) for imported feed ingredients, including traditional feeds such as corn, soybean meal, DDGS, and single feed ingredients like vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, as part of the registration process for import inspection.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Pinewood Log and Lumber Import Requirements Updated

On December 20, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Announcement No. 110 of 2021 titled Phytosanitary Requirements for Pine Wood from Countries with Pine Wood Nematode Presence.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Egypt: Got Milk - Egypt Imports US Holsteins

On November 27, 2019, a shipment of 1,503 U.S.-origin Holstein bred heifers and open heifers sold out of Statesville, North Carolina, and valued at $3 million arrived at Egypt’s Port Said....

News and Features

On April 11, 2022, USDA announced increased availability of credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation’s Export Credit Guarantee Program for FY 2022.
FAS was proud to lead USDA’s international efforts during 2021 to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, address the climate crisis, promote nutrition and food security, and advance equity and diversity.

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