Chair Lewis Gave Keynote Address on Critical Minerals, Met with Province Ministers in Quebec City

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Quebec City, Canada – Earlier this week, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Quebec City, Canada to highlight EXIM’s interest in advancing opportunities for U.S exporters involved in the critical minerals sector.

“Building resilient critical minerals supply chains between U.S. and Canada is key to the shared prosperity of both our countries,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “It was a pleasure to meet with government leaders and business executives during my travel to Quebec City.”

While in Quebec City, Chair Lewis and U.S. Consul General Danielle Monosson met with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Martine Biron, Minister for the Economy Christopher Skeete, and Minister of National Resources and Forests Maite Vezina. During the meetings, she discussed ways to collaborate to reaffirm U.S.-Canada relations and advance EXIM’s goal of supporting U.S. exporters in the critical minerals space through financing.

On Tuesday, Chair Lewis gave a keynote speech at the Mining Investment Event of the North, where she highlighted to companies and business leaders in attendance EXIM’s involvement in the Minerals Security Partnership and expressed the agency’s commitment to financing transactions in this sector. Chair Lewis also highlighted how critical minerals is a part of advancing President Biden’s flagship Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), which aims to advance digital and energy infrastructure worldwide.

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insuranceworking capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated about $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of overall U.S. debt. Learn more at