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: 25 Jun 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Trade finance

On 25 June 2014, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed three agreements with the Republic of Yemen totalling SAR 254 million (approx. USD 67.7 million). The agreements are funded through SFD's Saudi Export Program (SEP) and will fund three project in the country. In doing so the Chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development stated that the: "the agreements included financing national non-oil exports in the energy, water and sanitation sectors". More specifically the financing agreements will according to the SFD 2015 annual report finance imports of cables and electrical materials, pipes and concrete intakes from various Saudi companies.
 
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. The Saudi Export Program has from 2001 to the end of 2013 approved financing and guarantees amounting to around SR34 billion (approx. USD 906.5 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.

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

375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
6810 Articles of cement, of concrete or of artificial stone, whether or not reinforced.
681011 Building blocks and bricks
681019 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7303 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
730300 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
463 Insulated wire & cable; optical fibre cables
8544 Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with
854420 Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
854442 Fitted with connectors
854449 Other
854460 Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
854470 Optical fibre cables

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