The CITD can provide technical assistance with these loan programs. To request an appointment with a CITD Business Advisor to discuss financing options and for assistance with loan packaging, call (619) 482-6393 or request assistance here.

 

SBA Export Loans

Export Express – $500,000 Max.
Provides working capital and/or fixed asset financing for companies that will begin or expand exporting.

Export Working Capital – $5 Million Max.

Provides financing to support export orders or the export transaction cycle, from purchase order to final payment.

 

Ex-Im Bank Loans & Insurance Products

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Working Capital Guarantee Program – No minimum or maximum. Loan amount determined by repayment ability.
Provides a 90 percent guarantee to a lender that makes a loan to an exporter for the purchase and/or manufacture of U.S. goods and services for export.

Global Credit Express Program – Revolving Line of Credit up to $500,000

Provides small business exporters with working capital to finance the business of exporting. Borrowers apply through participating Originating Financial Institutions (lenders) and the loans are made directly by Ex-Im Bank.

Single-Buyer Credit Insurance

Covers the risk of single-buyer nonpayment as well as certain political risks such as the inability to convert currency, bankruptcy, protracted default, or war. It can also replace cash-in-advance, letters of credit, and other documentary sales.

Multi-Buyer Credit Insurance

Covers the risk of multi-buyer nonpayment as well as certain political risks such as the inability to convert currency, bankruptcy, protracted default, or war. It can also replace cash-in-advance, letters of credit, and other documentary sales.

Medium-Term Credit Insurance

Allows you to secure longer-term financing for your overseas buyers. Exporters supporting the sale of U.S. capital goods, its installation and a complement of spare parts if necessary, can insure their foreign receivables against losses with Ex-Im Bank medium-term policies.

Medium & Long-Term Loan Guarantee

Guarantee for term financing–generally up to 10 years–to creditworthy international buyers in both the private and public sector, and finance your local costs up to 30%.

 

Grants & Contract Opportunities That Support U.S. Small Business Exports

Feasibility Studies and Technical Assistance
Grants that assist in the evaluation of technical, financial, environmental and legal concerns for infrastructure development projects in emerging markets.

Definitional Missions

Direct contract opportunites with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. USTDA hires small businesses to conduct due diligence on potential projects in developing and middle-income countries that may qualify for USTDA grant funding. Contractors are required to travel to the specified host country to research the technical and financial aspects of specific infrastructure projects.

Desk Studies

Direct contract opportunites with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. USTDA hires small businesses to conduct due diligence on potential projects in developing and middle-income countries that may qualify for USTDA grant funding. Contractors review early stage project planning, including the development of the scope and budget of an activity that must be addressed before an investment decision can me made. No travel is required.

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