ANNOUNCEMENT 15 May 2010

On 15 May 2010, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), signed a financing agreement with the African Export Import Bank. The financing agreement is part of SFD's Saudi Export Program (SEP) and contains a local sourcing requirement.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 2 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



The Saudi Fund for Development, press release of 15 May 2010: Fund support opening a line of credit in favor of the African Bank for exports and imports amounting to 150 million Saudi riyals: http://www.sep.gov.sa/webcenter/faces/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s496069c3_e35f_448c_8a0a_0c2ed8086bcf/Page29.jspx?wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram&DFile=121-DOCUMENT-147109&NRow=9&wc.originURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram%2Fpage%2FLatest%2BNews%2BDetails&_afrLoop=407669063056815#%40%3FNRow%3D9%26_afrLoop%3D407669063056815%26wc.originURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%252Fpage%252FLatest%252BNews%252BDetails%26DFile%3D121-DOCUMENT-147109%26wc.contextURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dk3zm4bq8i_459

The Saudi Export Program, Introduction: http://www.sep.gov.sa/webcenter/faces/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s496069c3_e35f_448c_8a0a_0c2ed8086bcf/Page2.jspx?wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram&DFile=SEP_PROJECT_DATAFILE&NRow=0&wc.originURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram%2Fpage%2FFORWARD&_afrLoop=279550133356624#%40%3FNRow%3D0%26_afrLoop%3D279550133356624%26wc.originURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%252Fpage%252FFORWARD%26DFile%3DSEP_PROJECT_DATAFILE%26wc.contextURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dnazuebmo7_2622

The Saudi Fund for Development, What IS SFD?: http://www.sep.gov.sa/webcenter/faces/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s5dc73d77_7324_4d08_b347_444721019cba/Page2.jspx?wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fsfdinternet&wc.originURL=%2Fspaces%2Fsfdinternet%2Fpage%2FWhat%2Bis%2BSFD&_afrLoop=276574034869471#%40%3F_afrLoop%3D276574034869471%26wc.originURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fsfdinternet%252Fpage%252FWhat%252Bis%252BSFD%26wc.contextURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fsfdinternet%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dnazuebmo7_2174

The Saudi Export Program, Eligible parties for SEP benefits: http://www.sep.gov.sa/webcenter/faces/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s496069c3_e35f_448c_8a0a_0c2ed8086bcf/Page12.jspx?_afrLoop=262217691043248&wc.originURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram%2Fpage%2FELIGIBLE%2BPARTIES%2BFOR%2BSEP%2BBENEFITS&wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fexportprogram&_adf.ctrl-state=wivj9vjgj_1467#%40%3F_afrLoop%3D262217691043248%26wc.originURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%252Fpage%252FELIGIBLE%252BPARTIES%252BFOR%252BSEP%252BBENEFITS%26wc.contextURL%3D%252Fspaces%252Fexportprogram%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dnazuebmo7_1111


Inception date: No inception date

Trade finance

The financing agreement with the African Export Import Bank totals SAR 150 million (USD 40 million) . The credit line is funded through SFD's Saudi Export Program (SEP) and will finance Saudi Arabian exports of various goods and services to Africa. It is granted under 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. 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 (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.

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Inception date: No inception date

Local sourcing

According to the terms of the SFD, the goods and services exported within this transaction must contain a Saudi domestic value of 25% or more.

 
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