Three SBA Financing Programs for Businesses that Export

(Video Transcript)

Quite literally, export markets can open up a world of growth opportunities for businesses. The Small Business Administration offers three Export Financing programs designed to make it easier for companies to do business internationally.

First is Export Express.

  • Export Express loans can be used for any businesses purposes that will enhance a company’s export development, such as working capital, inventory or equipment purchases to expand operations.

 Second is the Export Working Capital Program (EWCP)

  • EWCP loans give greater flexibility in negotiating export payment terms.
  • These loans are often used for:
    • financing suppliers or inventory,
    • working capital, or
    • financing stand-by letters of credit or down payment guarantees.

 The third SBA export financing program is the International Trade Loan Program.

  • You can use International Trade Loans for fixed assets and working capital for businesses that plan to start or continue exporting.
  • The funds can be used to acquire, construct or renovate facilities and equipment used to produce goods and services involved in international trade.

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