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9: SBA Export Financing

(Runtime: 17:55 minutes)

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SBA backed loans to fund your export sales 

In this session, we will introduce the three primary SBA international loan programs: Export Working Capital, Export Express, and International Trade Loans, and will consider the merits of each for various situations. This session should help you understand which loan program is appropriate to your needs, and what rules and parameters govern each type of loan guarantee.

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Ray Gibeau,who teaches this session, recently retired as SBA Export Finance Officer, US Export Assistance Center, Atlanta. He managed SBA export finance programs for more than 18 years. After a brief stay with Chevron Chemical as a cost accountant, he joined SBA in early 1972 in Des Moines, Iowa as a Finance Loan Officer. Ray transferred to Atlanta in 1975 and spent ten years as Chief of the Portfolio Management Division responsible for a one billion dollar portfolio. He joined the International Trade Division of SBA in 1995 as the Export Finance Officer in Atlanta, responsible for counseling exporters on their financing needs and processing and approving loan guarantee requests in Alabama, Mississippi, North Florida, and Georgia.

Sub-topics in this webinar include: SBA Office of International Trade, SBA Export Finance Programs, SBA Export Working Capital Loans, SBA Export Express Loans, SBA International Trade Loans, SBA Export Working Capital Eligibility, Exim Bank Country Limitation Schedule, How to apply for EWCP, SBA Trade Mission Online.

Links to supporting material:  Presentation Handouts and Transcripts, SBA export finance offices, SBA Loan Programs Article