On Wednesday, President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis concluded a successful visit to Lisbon, Portugal, where she addressed the TXF Global 2022 conference, “Export, Agency and Project Finance,” and held numerous bilateral meetings with key stakeholders.
Kicking off the conference, Chair Lewis participated in a panel discussion with other export credit agency (ECA) heads, “Sustainability, decarbonization, project pipelines and policy.” Chair Lewis emphasized EXIM’s commitment to clean energy and President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to leading the global energy transition. During the panel, Chair Lewis also spoke about EXIM’s financing tools and programs, highlighting the latest initiative, Make More in America, designed to provide financing to support U.S. exports.
While in Lisbon, Chair Lewis also met with numerous ECA heads, financial institutions, trade associations such as AmCham Portugal, and various American exporters including SunAfrica. During these discussions, Chair Lewis outlined key EXIM priorities and worked to identify potential avenues for future partnership and collaboration.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
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