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Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP)

Who can participate?

  • Who can participate?
  • The benefits
  • Participating financial intermediaries
  • How to participate

Who can participate?

 As LACFIs (Latin American and Caribbean Financial Intermediaries):

  • Any private or public, non-sovereign guaranteed financial intermediary that is incorporated in one of IDB’s 26 borrowing member countries and is compliant with IDB’s integrity standards
  • LACFIs participate as Issuing Banks (IBs) under the guarantee program and/or as Borrowers under the loan program

 As GFIs (Global Financial Intermediaries):

  • Any international or regional financial intermediary, with or without a sovereign guarantee, that is compliant with IDB’s integrity standards
  • GFIs participate as Confirming Banks (CBs) under the guarantee program and/or as Participants under the loan program

  

The benefits

 Benefits for LACFIs:

  • Expansion and diversification of available trade finance funding sources
  • Greater possibility to leverage already established credit lines with correspondent banks
  • Improvement of creditworthiness in international markets
  • Possibility to reduce the collateral requirements demanded by international banks
  • Guaranteed IDB support during periods of market volatility

 Benefits for GFIs:

  • New correspondent banking relationships with banks in LAC on a lower risk basis (IDB’s AAA guarantee)
  • Greater possibility to leverage already established credit lines with banks in the region
  • Support from IDB’s comprehensive credit analysis
  • Possibility to participate in syndicated trade loans benefiting from IDB’s preferred creditor status
  • Possibility to reduce capital provisioning requirements

 

Participating financial intermediaries

 See list of participating LACFIs (Latin American and Caribbean Financial Intermediaries)

 See list of participating GFIs (Global Financial Intermediaries)

 

How to participate?

See Guide to Join the Program

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