Political risk insurance is available to U.S. investors, contractors, exporters, and financial institutions involved in international transactions. This insurance helps exporters obtain or attract financing in the face of risk. Political risk insurance offered by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) can cover currency inconvertibility, expropriation, and political violence. It is available for investments in new ventures, expansions of existing enterprises, privatizations and acquisitions with positive developmental benefits.
Through OPIC’s advocacy, long-term losses can be deterred for a wide range of possible damage or loss, including the following:
OPIC can cover up to $250 million per project for up to 20 years. Through coinsurance and re-insurance with private-market carriers, the capacity for large projects can be increased. OPIC also offers flexible programs targeted to small businesses.
OPIC insurance is available to
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Where do I start?
To learn more about this program, please click on the link above.
OPIC has adopted a new approach to streamline and expedite processing for projects involving U.S. businesses in the renewable resource and clean technology sector. RE&EE investors who are interested in OPIC resources, such as political risk insurance, can contact OPIC directly via email.
The U.S. government also provides finance-related events and online training to further assist in exporting your products and services.
To receive counseling on how the programs listed below can help you achieve your international sales goals, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Specialist.
More financing programs
Return to the online guide "Financing" section to read more about programs that can help RE&EE exporters.