U.S. Business Support Agencies
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and U.S. Eximbank work together to support projects in the region.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency assists in the creation of jobs for Americans by helping U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities. Through the funding of feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training grants, business workshops, and various forms of technical assistance, the agency enables American businesses to compete for infrastructure and industrial projects in middle-income and developing countries.
Visit U.S. TDA at http://www.tda.gov
OPIC is assisting U.S. investors through four principal activities designed to promote overseas investment and reduce the associated risks:
insuring investments overseas against a broad range of political risks;
financing of businesses overseas through loans and loan guaranties;
financing private investment funds that provide equity to businesses overseas; and
advocating the interests of the American business community overseas.
Visit OPIC at http://www.opic.gov
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is an independent U.S. Government agency that helps finance the overseas sales of U.S. goods and services.
Ex-Im Bank's mission is to create jobs through exports. It provides guarantees of working capital loans for U.S. exporters, guarantees the repayment of loans or makes loans to foreign purchasers of U.S. goods and services. Ex-Im Bank also provides credit insurance that protects U.S. exporters against the risks of non-payment by foreign buyers for political or commercial reasons. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with commercial lenders, but assumes the risks they cannot accept.
Visit U.S. Eximbank at http://www.exim.gov