Are You Ready to Export? Meet the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: Online Pacific Time

Join us for a conversation with Zara Castillo, Director of the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW). The EFACW was created by the Washington State legislature in 1983 to provide free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters or prospective Washington State-based exporters.

The EFACW provides consultation services in payment risk mitigation and export finance including credit insurance, letters of credit, foreign exchange, and export finance programs provided by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). EFACW offers businesses information about how to finance and get paid for their export sales and also acts as a matchmaker for their banking relationship. The EFACW is also a member of EXIM’s Regional Export Promotion Program, which brings state, county, and local nonprofit economic development entities together with EXIM in a partnership designed to expand export opportunities.

Wednesday Webinars with SBA Seattle is an ongoing series of free, virtual, webinars covering a variety of topics to benefit small business owners. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, these events will focus on export assistance and feature conversations with different members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT). Established in 2013 to support international trade, WEOT is a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies who provide you the tools and resources you need to sell internationally.