ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Aug 2020
The German Export Credit Agency Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft provided a guarantee to support a German company's export of buses to Saudia Arabia.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
AGA-Portal, Project information August 2020: https://www.agaportal.de/en/exportkreditgarantien/praxis/projektinformationen
AGA-Portal, Main features of export credit guarantees:
AGA-Portal, Foreign Content: https://www.agaportal.de/en/exportkreditgarantien/verfahren/auslaendische-zulieferungen
In August 2020, the German Export Credit Agency Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft granted an export credit guarantee. The guarantee supports a non-disclosed German company's export of 242 buses to Saudi Arabia.
The German Export Credit Agency Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft only publishes value ranges for the projects it finances. The present project is in category 2. This category includes projects with a financing value between EUR 16 and 50 million. The GTA assumes the lower bound amount of the respective category, in this case, 16 million EUR (approx. USD 19.1 million), as the conservative estimate of the project value. The maturity of the loan is 7.5 years. The financing institution is a consortium of banks operating under the aegis of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.
Germany provides Export Credit Guarantees and Untied Loan Guarantees to support German exports. The issuance of such guarantees is managed on "behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany by Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft".
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 or from foreign subsidiaries.
The German Export Credit Agency's approval process depends on the percentage of foreign-sourced goods included in the value of the export contract. Export contracts which include a foreign content value lower than 49% are approved without further investigation. However, if the export contract value contains more than 49% in foreign-sourced goods, an "Interministerial Committee will decide whether a transaction may be covered on the merits of the individual case." According to the agency, the criteria for this evaluation include the likely effect of the transaction on German employment, whether the location of the project's management remains in Germany, the domestic availability of foreign-sourced inputs, and the German exporter's capacity utilisation rate.