Export-Import Bank of the United States Hosts Webinar with U.S. Department of State, Highlighting Interagency Collaboration

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Washington, DC – The Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis delivered remarks yesterday as part of an ‘EXIM 101’ webinar in coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Commercial and Business Affairs. The webinar also featured introductory remarks from Special Representative Sarah Morgenthau.

Hosted by EXIM’s Office of Global Business Development, the EXIM 101 presentation focused on the host of financing resources and tools available to American businesses looking to export overseas. Additionally, the webinar highlighted EXIM’s ninety-year history of working to support domestic exports and other agency priorities and mandates such as the China and Transformation Exports Program (CTEP) and its congressional mandate to extend outreach across sub-Saharan Africa.

“It was a pleasure to host this EXIM 101 webinar with our partners at State,” said Chair Lewis. “Working with our government partners is a key component to the fulfillment of our mission and throughout my time at EXIM I have seen how critical our continued coordination with embassy partners across the globe is to maintaining the success of our agency.”

In addition to the International Trade Administration’s Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service James Golsen, who delivered closing remarks, the presentation was attended by State Department desk and foreign service officers. This virtual event was an illustration of EXIM’s commitment to the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to strengthening domestic supply chains and bolstering export competitiveness.

Over the course of the webinar, attendees heard from representatives of many EXIM offices, including the Office of Small Business, Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations, Office of General Counsel and Office of Board Authorized Finance.


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 guaranteesloan 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.