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
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Inception date: 06 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Trade finance

On 6 March 2016, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), signed a SAR 100 million (approx. USD 26.65 million) financing agreementwith the Saudi company Alkhorayef Group. The agreement's credit line is funded through SFD's Saudi Export Program (SEP) and will finance the company's export transactions of agricultural and industrial equipment. A similar financing agreement was also signed with the company in 2014 amounting to USD 30 million, see related measure.
 
The Saudi Export Program
The Saudi Export Program (SEP) is part of the Saudi Fund for Development and was established in 1999. The program promotes Saudi exports to contribute the country's GDP and minimize the economic dependence of crude oil. In promoting export of Saudi goods the SEP can support 100% of the value of the eligible export transaction depending on risk and nature of the export. In general the value of exported good/service must contain a Saudi domestic value of 25% or more as well as the transaction having a minimum value of SAR 100,000 (approx. USD 26,666). Additionally, parties benefiting from the SEP fall into one of the following: Saudi companies and establishments; foreign companies, entities or governments importing or purchasing of Saudi goods or services; or lastly local or foreign banks and financial institutions.
According to the Saudi authorities the 'SEP has made good achievements by being able to approve export funding and guarantee facilities supporting about SAR 39 Billion (equivalent to US$ 10.4) Billion worth of exports reaching to about 68 countries. Such facilities include direct funding operations amounting to SR (12.7) Billion (ed. approx. USD 3.39 billion). In addition to that, the program has opened lines of credit with several foreign banks amounting to SR (3.5) million (ed. approx. USD 0.93 million).'
 
The Saudi Fund for Development
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) was established by Royal Decree No. M/48 of 1 September 1974. The Fund's main objectives are to: 'participate in financing of development projects in developing countries through granting of loans to said countries and to encourage national non-crude-oil exports by providing finance and insurance in support of such exports.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841330 Fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
841381 Pumps
841391 Of pumps
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842481 Agricultural or horticultural

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