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Export Working Capital Program

The Export Working Capital (EWCP) loan provides advances for up to $5 million to fund export transactions from purchase order to collections. This loan has a low guaranty fee and quick processing time.

Application Process

Contact your local lender to see if they are approved to underwrite EWCP loans. You can apply for EWCP loans before finalizing an export sale or contract.

With an approved EWCP loan in place, you have greater flexibility in negotiating export payment terms. However, disbursements can only be made against firm purchase orders from a foreign buyer or to support foreign accounts receivable.

Use of Proceeds

  • Financing for suppliers, inventory, WIP,  or production of export goods or services
  • Working capital to support foreign accounts receivable during long payment cycles
  • Financing for stand-by letters of credit used as bid or performance bonds or as down payment guarantees

Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center to learn more about the Export Working Capital Program and whether your business qualifies.

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