Trade and Supply-Chain Finance

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The IFC Global Trade Finance Program guarantees trade-related payment obligations of approved financial institutions. The program extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis for more than 287 banks across 87 countries.

In fiscal year 2018, IFC had an average outstanding balance of more than $3.4 billion in trade finance.


A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.

The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.