Standard Chartered Trade Finance Facility (MIGA-15270)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Senegal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 22, 2024
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Standard Chartered Bank, Government of Senegal
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 206.69 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 190
Converted using 2024-01-22 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 206.69 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 190
Converted using 2024-01-22 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Jan 29, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 22, 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 covers an application by Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB") for up to EUR[190] million in guarantee coverage for a short-term loan facility, focused on supporting trade, to the Government of Republic of Senegal ("GoS", through the Ministry of Finance and Budget), for a tenor of up to one year, with the option to be rolled over at the approval of SCB and MIGA.

The MIGA-covered facility would be used to provide short term loans for trade-related payments, aimed at mainly supporting the agriculture sector.

The Project will help the GoS unlock trade finance liquidity support for the local agriculture sector, at a time when there are significant liquidity constraints in the trade finance market due to current economic conditions. Therefore, the Project will provide increased access to trade finance for the agriculture sector which is a key priority under the GoS's national strategy (Plan Senegal Emergent, PSE). The Project is also expected to support the overall market financial stability by reducing the liquidity constraints of the local intermediaries for the agriculture sector.

The Project fully aligns with the World Bank Group Country Partnership Framework for Senegal (FY20-FY24) and with the GoS's Emerging Senegal Plan 2035 that aims to promote sustainable and productive agriculture.

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.

According to the MIGA, the covered facility will support short-term trade transactions. These transactions pose minimal environmental and social (E&S) risks and impacts and as such, the project has been categorized as 'FI-3' in accordance with MIGA's Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability (2013).

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
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As stated by Bloomberg, Standard Chartered Bank operates as a bank. The Bank provides savings account, loans, mortgages, credit cards, insurance, and investment services. Standard Chartered serves customers worldwide.

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No project contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Financial Intermediary - Standard Chartered Bank:

Address (HQ): Standard Chartered Bank, 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD
Phone: +44 (0)20 7885 8888


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