Joint Statement from the Heads of G7 Export Credit Agencies

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TORONTO - The leaders of official export credit agencies (ECAs) from the G7 nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States of America – were hosted by Export Development Canada in Toronto, Canada to discuss a number of pressing geopolitical, economic and sustainability matters impacting exporters and global trade flows.

Group Shot of ECA HeadsDiscussions examined how the G7 ECA Heads are moving their organizations forward on digitalization, climate change, inclusive trade, and how ECAs can serve as strategic accelerators for the growth of small- and medium-sized exporters.

In light of Russia’s egregious invasion of Ukraine, the G7 ECA Heads focused on the impacts on global supply chains, energy security, and how ECAs can support their exporters through turbulent times and how they can work together to support Ukraine as it rebuilds.

The G7 ECA Heads are unified in their strong desire to heighten their relevance to their nations’ exporters and explored ways to accelerate collective efforts to modernize the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits.

Acknowledging the themes expressed in the recent G7 Political Leaders’ Communique, the ECA Heads recognized the need for bold contributions to climate action and discussed alignment of shared climate policy obligations and ongoing efforts to support companies through the global energy transition.

For the first time, the G7 ECA Heads invited Growing Professionals from within their organizations to participate in the meetings. This mentorship initiative is in the spirit of fostering the next generation of international trade professionals. The Growing Professionals’ own Joint Statement is enclosed herein.

The G7 ECA Heads agreed on the importance of more frequent engagement and collaboration to ensure meaningful progress on these issues and will meet virtually in December 2022. The next annual meeting of the ECA Heads will be held in Italy in 2023.

Joint Statement of the Growing Professionals from the G7 Export Credit Agencies

Groupshot of Growing Professionals groupOn October 27 and 28, Growing Professionals from the G7 Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) met for the first time in Toronto to conduct an agenda parallel to the 2022 G7 Heads of ECAs meeting.

The discussions explored the role of ECAs in times of uncertainty and the group presented thoughts and ideas on what the ECA of the future looks like, how risks can be turned into opportunities and the merits of inspiring and engaging the future leaders in the international trade profession.

We commit to continuing the dialogue within the first cohort and transferring this knowledge back to our respective ECAs in order to make collective and positive impact on trade through export finance.

Through trade and dialogue, we can seize opportunities for a better world.


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 more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at