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 218 banks across 71 countries.

In FY19, IFC had a commitment of $4.5 billion in trade finance, more than half of which was committed in International Development Association (IDA)-eligible countries and fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS).


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.