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The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) was established on February 12, 1934, as the official export credit agency of the United States. The mission of the agency is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. The agency was originally incorporated as the ExportImport Bank of Washington until 1968, when the name was shortened to Ex-Im Bank. Services and products provided by the Ex-Im Bank include basically two categories of assistance: (1) financial products and support for U.S. companies exporting abroad and (2) financial products and support to foreign entities to establish and maintain markets for U.S. products.

The bank's programs come in the form of direct loans, export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, and financing for special projects such as ...

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