Turk Eximbank, MIGA Trade Finance Guarantee (MIGA-15266)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Turkiye
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 6, 2024
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Lender not identified at the time of disclosure.
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  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 331.34 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 304
Converted using 2024-03-06 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 331.34 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 304
Converted using 2024-03-06 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Apr 13, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Mar 6, 2024

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the MIGA, this summary describes a proposed investment by financial institutions yet to be identified (the Guarantee Holders) which intend to provide short-term, revolving trade loans to Turk Eximbank, a Turkish export credit agency solely owned by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, to help the state-owned bank extend export credits to local companies to facilitate their exports. The MIGA Trade Finance Guarantee (TFG) is requested for up to EUR 304 million of trade loan principal, future interest, and potentially MIGA premium, against the risk of non-payment by Turk Eximbank of its financial obligations relating to the trade finance transaction with a framework period of 3 years, within which underlying transactions will have a maximum tenor of 1 year.

The proceeds of the trade loan will be used to fill the time gap between orders, shipments, and payments, which is equivalent to providing a short-term liquidity that covers front-end expenditures for production of export goods.

The Project is expected to support the government development strategy by seeking to reduce the country's external imbalances, through the provision of favorable trade finance loans to export oriented firms. Turk Eximbank is the sole export credit agency of Turkiye and a major player in support of exporters' access to finance. The national development strategy highlights that Turkiye's international competitive position will be strengthened through sustainable, low-emission, high-technology-based production techniques and exports will be improved with a focus on green and digital transformation. In alignment with the strategy, the proceeds of the facility will focus on servicing export-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs), women-inclusive companies, green export companies, and medium to high technology companies. Such loans will mostly be utilized to finance raw material and inputs expenditures for production and to provide liquidity to manage time mismatches between the order, shipment, and payment from the buyers.

The Project aims to promote private sector-led growth by supporting the exporters in Turkiye through increased access to trade finance.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

As stated on the project disclosure page, the MIGA TFG facility will support short-term trade loans. Trade-related transactions typically pose minimal Environmental and Social (E&S) risks and impacts. The Project has thus been categorized as ‘FI-3’.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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As stated o the company's website, in the early 1980s, traditional import substitution policies began being replaced by foreign oriented policies and thereafter exportation gained a high degree of importance to the Turkish economy. The task of supporting exports within this reorganization process was undertaken by Turk Eximbank, established in 1987 as Turkey's official export credit agency.

As a means of aiding export development, Turk Eximbank offers specialized financial services to exporters, export-oriented manufacturers, and overseas investors and contractors through a variety of short, medium, and long-term cash and non-cash credit, insurance, and guarantee programs.

Contact Information
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No project contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Financial Intermediary - Turkiye Ihracat Kredi Bankasi (Turk Eximbank) A.S.:

Phone: +90 (216) 666 55 00
Fax: +90 (216) 666 55 99
Email: info@eximbank.gov.tr


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