IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

NFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow (subsidised)

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 24 Jun 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Trade finance

On 24 June 2010, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a buyer's credit loan agreement with Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) amounting to a maximum USD 400 million in project financing. Additionally, the commercial bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. will co-finance the loan with the Japanese governmental agency Nippon Export and Investment. Insurance (NEXI) providing insurance for the co-financed portion. SATORP is jointly owned by French Total S.A. and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).
The loan is approved in return for the company's purchase of Japanese goods. More specifically SATORP will purchase a delayed coker from Japanese Chiyoda Corporation and various equipment from IHI Corporation; Elliott Ebara Turbomachinery Corporation; Kobe Steel, Ltd.; and Hitachi Zosen Corporation for their oil refinery project.
In this context JBIC stated: 'To create export opportunities for Japanese industries in Middle Eastern and African countries, JBIC will continue its support for Japanese overseas business activities by drawing on its expertise, risk-assuming function, and wide range of financial instruments.'
 
Buyer's credit agreements
JBIC provides direct loans named buyer's credit to overseas importers. Loans are obtained if it finances the purchase of Japanese machinery, equipment or technology in specific eligible sectors. The Bank hereto stated that these loans are intended to 'positively contribute to Japanese companies'. Further information can be found on the Bank's website under export loans.

The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives that are likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facing international competition, whether from imports, in export markets, and from foreign subsidiaries.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841940 Distilling or rectifying plant
841950 Heat exchange units
841960 Machinery for liquefying air or other gases
841989 Other
841990 Parts
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842119 Other
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842123 Oil or petrolfilters for internal combustion engines
842129 Other
842131 Intake air filters for internal combustion engines
842139 Other
842191 Of centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers
842199 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847910 Machinery for public works, building or the like
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841931 For agricultural products
841981 For making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847920 Machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841911 Instantaneous gas water heaters
841919 Other
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841932 For wood, paper pulp, paper or paperboard
841939 Other
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847940 Rope or cablemaking machines
847950 Industrial robots, not elsewhere specified or included
847960 Evaporative air coolers
847981 For treating metal, including electric wire coilwinders
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines
847989 Other
847990 Parts
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841920 Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers

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