Understanding the Importance of Export Credit Financing to U.S. Competitiveness

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building (B369)
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street

Export credit financing is a vital component of U.S. international competitiveness and a key ingredient for many successful U.S. exporters. But now, more and more foreign countries are adopting this tool and the competition in export credit financing has become increasingly formidable. For example, both China and India have increased their levels of export credit financing by over 200 percent since 2005. With the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank upon us, please join ITIF from 12:00-1:30pm on Wednesday, June 22nd on Capitol Hill as we introduce a new report highlighting the importance of export credit financing to the U.S. economy and making the case for the swift reauthorization of the ExIm Bank and for increasing its statutory lending limit.