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Sunday, October 7, 2012

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK ANNOUNCES VIETNAM ROADSHOW FOR U.S. EXPORTS

A few of the many limestone monolithic islands in Halong Bay.  Credit:  CIA World Factbook.

FROM: U.S. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
Friday, October 5, 2012

Ex-Im to Offer Trade-Finance Seminars in Vietnam
Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is scheduled to offer a series of trade-finance seminars in cities throughout Vietnam, one of the Bank’s nine key markets, from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 as part of a "roadshow" designed to boost U.S. exports to the region.


The half-day seminars, organized in conjunction with the American Chambers of Commerce of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, will introduce the Vietnamese participants to Ex-Im Bank’s menu of products by way of outreach, training, and market sounding.

Ex-Im Bank representatives will publicize the availability of the Bank’s export financing, explain how Vietnamese companies can access the Bank’s programs, and listen to Vietnamese buyers to learn how the Bank can accommodate their needs.

"We are excited about the growth opportunities in Vietnam and want to see companies tap into Ex-Im Bank for their financing," said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. "Our exports will help grow jobs both in the United States and Vietnam."

Ex-Im Bank recently approved a $118 million direct loan to the government of Vietnam for the export of a Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company telecommunications satellite.