In line with its mission to foster the development of trade and commercial activity between Oman and the United States, AmCham Oman hosted an informational webinar on February 15, 2023, with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Muscat. The presentation was conducted by a team of regional experts from EXIM including, Ms. Ebru Bozacioglu Sr. Business Development Officer for Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East and Mr. John Ahn, Sr. Business Development Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, both from EXIM’s Office of Global Business Development. In addition, the team was joined by Mr. Charles Barnett, Vice President, China and Transformational Exports Program (CTEP).
Ms. Bozacioglu discussed the various programs that EXIM can offer those looking to export from the United States, including credit insurance, working capital guarantee, loan guarantee and direct loans. EXIM offers short term financing as well as medium and long-term (18 years max.) Mr. Barnett focused special initiatives for the purchase of U.S.-made environmental goods and services or purchases that support in competition against China while highlighting several case studies. If you were unable to attend or would like to review the session, please find the full presentation here.
If you have questions or a project that is ready for financing, Ebru expressed her willingness to be contacted by members, so please save her address for your records:
What is EXIM?
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM supports the purchases of US-made capital equipment and ancillary services by creditworthy international buyers that cannot obtain credit through traditional trade finance sources. EXIM offers trade financing solutions and helps turn business opportunities into real transactions.
EXIM does not compete with private-sector lenders but provides financing products that fill the gaps in trade financing. It assumes country and credit risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. EXIM also helps to level the playing field for U.S. companies by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters. In more than 85 years of operation, EXIM has supported more than $400 billion of U.S. exports to international markets.
As the official affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Oman, AmCham man promotes understanding, partnerships & other matters of mutual economic interest between business communities in Oman and the United States. For 20 years, AmCham Oman’s mission has been to foster the development of commercial activity between Oman and the United States. With more than 25 events annually and over 160 member companies, AmCham Oman is Oman’s most active business center and networking group.