Trade Finance Program (Additional Financing) (ADB-37909-027)

  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 8, 2018
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.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Guarantee, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 28, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2019

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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.

According to the bank document, the Trade Finance Program (TFP) reduces market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade. As the single largest mobilizer of cofinance at ADB, TFP draws the private sector to close markets in developing member countries where otherwise they may not operate. Leveraging off its transactional work, TFP also closes gaps through knowledge products, providing valuable information to the private sector that enables them to operate in developing Asia. 

The project objectives include:

(i) Total trade transactions supported 2009-2017: 16,607;

(ii) Intra-regional transactions 2009-2017: 12,654 (inclusive of 'Total trade' figure);

(iii) Bilateral trade transactions between DMCs supported 2009-2017: 3,809 (inclusive of 'Total trade' figure);

(iv) SME transactions 2009-2017: 12,055 (inclusive of 'Total trade');

(v) Total value of trade supported 2009-2017: $30 billion;

(vi) Cofinancing mobilized 2009-2017: $17.8 billion (inclusive of 'Total value' figure);

(vii) In-country seminars and/or training conducted 2012- 2017: 23;

(viii) TFP created the world's first default and loss statistics in trade finance - The Trade Finance Register - which is now managed by the International Chamber of Commerce; and

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Investment Description
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Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Private Sector Financial Institutions Division
Responsible ADB Officer Beck, Steven

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