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: 29 Sep 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Trade finance

On 29 September 2015, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), signed a financing agreement totalling SAR 639 million (approx. 170.4 million) with the government of the Republic of Sudan and is part of fund's Saudi Export Program (SEP). The financing agreement will according to the SFD 2015 annual report finance Saudi exports of petroleum derivatives and urea fertilizers from the Saudi Arabian companies Aramco and SABIC respectively to Sudan.
 
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

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271111 Natural gas
334 Petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons, except natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271112 Propane
271113 Butanes
271119 Other
271129 Other
335 Petroleum jelly, coke or bitumen; paraffin wax & similar products
2713 Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
271311 Not calcined
271312 Calcined
271320 Petroleum bitumen
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3102 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
310210 Urea, whether or not in aqueous solution
310229 Other

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