Trade Facilitation Programme

Trade Facilitation Programme: overview

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

The programme aims to promote foreign trade to, from and within the EBRD regions and offers a range of products to facilitate this trade, including guarantees and trade-related cash advances.

The programme is playing a major role in the EBRD’s efforts to help its partners, clients and regions respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

As importers and exporters grapple with increasingly complex supply routes, there has been a rapid rise in demand for trade finance that is vital to keeping the channels of trade open.

Indeed, in the first two months of the crisis, March and April 2020, TFP saw an unprecedented demand for its support for trade finance across the EBRD regions.

As part of its own response to the pandemic, the EBRD is also stepping up its activities in supporting trade in medical products through the programme.

Overall, TFP strengthens the ability of local banks to provide trade financing and through these banks gives entrepreneurs throughout our regions the support they need to increase their access to their import and export trade.

We work with a large network of local banks in the EBRD regions and worldwide. If you are an importer or an exporter and are interested in learning how we can support your international trade business, please contact your local bank (see the lists of issuing banks or confirming banks below).

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Trade Finance e-Learning platform

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Learn how the EBRD's innovative and award winning Trade Facilitation Programme promotes trade across our region of operations and beyond.

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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.

One Exchange Square

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

Importers and exporters should contact an issuing bank.


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