ArmInfo. Within the framework of the "Pre-Export Financing" service of the Export Insurance Agency of Armenia (EIAA), five export-oriented enterprises of the country received financing for a total of 600 million AMD. On April 11, in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent, the Executive Director of EIAA Vazgen Abgaryan said, noting that 4 more applications are under consideration.
According to him, within the framework of this service, the Agency cooperates with CJSC "SME Investments", ACBA Credit Agricole Bank and Armswissbank. In this regard, Abagryan said that negotiations are under way with three more Armenian banks to include this service in their line of trade finance products. "We must admit that this is a new service and the market still needs time to test it," he said.
TO note, the "Pre-export financing" service of EIAA was launched in the Armenian market in the spring of 2016, and involves providing financing to exporters up to 80% of the value of the volume of exported products at the production stage, in particular for the purchase of raw materials and for covering transportation and customs expenses. EIAA undertakes to cover 95% of the risks of partner banks. To note, the Insurance Company CJSC "Export Insurance Agency" was established in late October 2013 by the decision of the Government of the Republic as an effective tool for export promotion .The main function of the Agency is insurance of exporters (small and medium enterprises) that are residents of Armenia from financial risks (losses) in those cases when the foreign buyer does not fulfill his obligations under the export contract on the terms of payment for goods placed in installments. Trade risk, when the buyer refuses to pay due to bankruptcy or without legal justification, or political risk in case of restriction of trade or bank transfers, prohibition or restriction on currency exchange, as well as natural disasters, wars and inability to pay due to other political events.