Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Pledges Support for Ukraine with Memorandum of Understanding Alongside 13 Global Export Credit Agencies

EXIM Chair Attends Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin
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Berlin, Germany – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Berlin, Germany this week as part of the U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker, to the Ukraine Recovery Conference. While in Berlin, Chair Lewis participated in several discussions with government leaders and the private sector, about the role EXIM financing can play in supporting the rebuilding of Ukraine.

“EXIM has stood with and continues to stand with the Ukrainian people to support restoration efforts for Ukraine even as the war with Russia continues,” said Chair Lewis. “It was an honor to join the U.S. delegation to highlight EXIM’s recent approval of a key railway transaction in Ukraine and underscore our desire to be partners in efforts to bolster Ukraine’s economy.”

On Monday, Chair Lewis participated in a fireside chat hosted by Deloitte on driving investment to support the future of Ukraine.

On Tuesday, Chair Lewis attended the opening of the Ukrainian Recovery Conference alongside the U.S. delegation. She also held a meeting with Ukraine Minister of Energy German Galushchenko, where Chair Lewis underscored EXIM’s commitment to standing with Ukraine.

This week, EXIM joined 13 export credit agencies in signing a Memorandum of Understanding focused on promoting cooperation to support the reconstruction of Ukraine. The signatories include Atradius Dutch State Business (Netherlands), EDC (Canada), EGAP (Czech Republic), EKN (Sweden), Euler Hermes (Germany), EIFO (Denmark), Finnvera (Finland), KUKE (Poland), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Germany), NEXI (Japan), SACE (Italy), and UKEF (UK).

Chair posing in Berlin


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. Learn more at www.exim.gov.