Trade Facilitation Programme

Trade Facilitation Programme: overview

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) Trade Facilitation Programme has been running since 1999 and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

The programme aims to promote foreign trade to, from and amongst the EBRD countries of operations and offers a range of products to facilitate this trade.

Through the programme the EBRD provides guarantees to international confirming banks, taking the political and commercial payment risk of international trade transactions undertaken by banks in the countries of operations (the issuing banks).
We also provide short-term loans to selected banks and factoring companies for on-lending to local exporters, importers and distributors
The programme can guarantee any genuine trade transaction to, from and among the countries of operations.
The programme strengthens the ability of local banks to provide trade financing and through these banks gives entrepreneurs throughout our countries of operations the support they need to increase their access to their import and export trade.

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Banks interested in participating in the Trade Facilitation Programme can telephone the TFP team at the EBRD London HQ, or email us.

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+44 20 7338 6000
Fax: +44 207 338 6119

Importers and exporters should contact an issuing bank.


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