Mechanics Of Managing Export Credit Agencies (ECAS)

Start: May 20, 2024
End: May 31, 2024
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Duration: 2 weeks
Start: Oct 14, 2024
End: Oct 25, 2024
Venue: ESAMI Headquarters - Arusha - TANZANIA
Duration: 2 weeks
Statement of Need

The programme will consider key aspects of establishing and managing the ECAs. It will delve into technical issues that define the roles, functions and operational dimensions of ECAs. Among others, it will look at the
operations of ECAs and practical common features of ECAs in the areas of the application process, eligibility criteria, risk classifications, terms, and pricing. It will further look into the basic functions of ECAs in the context of helping exporters meet officially supported foreign credit competition; providing financing to foreign buyers in the absence of private lenders or those willing to finance export sales including in the absence of risks; and taking of risks by ECAs beyond those that can be assumed by private lenders under their role to helping country’s lenders compete internationally. On the regulatory side, the programme will look into regulations regarding ECAs.
The programme will further analyse the risks involved in differentiated export transactions in the context of ECAs including political risks and commercial risks. The programme will cover the basic financing needs of
an exporter.

Who Attends

Professionals working for ECAs, public sector entities involved in the work of the ECAs including at administrative, operational and regulatory levels, public sector regulators including ministries of finance, central bank and statutory bodies and government’s specialized departments involved in regulation of financial institutions, government ministries involved in ECAs supported transactions, private sector entities involved in ECAs transactions including import and export transactions, commercial banks and other financial institutions such as those in the insurance sector.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how export credit agencies (ECAs) can assist exporters who have difficulties obtaining financing through traditional commercial sources;
  • Analyze operational features of ECAs and how to address emerging challenges;
  • Discuss organizational relationships between ECAs, relevant public sector entities and the commercial entities
  • Analyze the interconnections between cross-border activities, international regulations, and the operations of ECAs;
  • Identify solutions to challenges and constraints associated with ECAs
  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of supplier and buyer credits as financing options facilitated by ECAs;
  • Analyze the regulations on ECAs;
  • Review case studies of successful ECAs;
  • Relate ECAs to international trade.