Buyer's Credit

Inspiration to expand possibilities

Buyer's Credit is our unique credit facility programme that motivates Indian exporters to explore new geographies. Through this programme, the overseas buyer can open a "letter of credit" in favour of the Indian exporter and can import goods and services from India on deferred payment terms. While on the one hand, the exporter enjoys reduced transaction costs and complexities of international trade transactions, on the other hand, the Indian exporter gets to compete in the international market and can continue to put his working capital to good use to scale up operations. While Indian companies avail of buyers credit from other international financial institutions in order to finance their imports at competitive LIBOR rates, buyer's credit that we provide can only be used for the export of Indian goods or services.

Salient features

  • Facilitates exports for SMEs by providing credit to overseas buyer to import goods from India

  • Offered for financing capital goods or services on deferred payment terms

  • Provides non-recourse finance to Indian exporters by converting deferred credit contract into cash contract

  • Extended as advance payments to Indian exporters on behalf of the overseas buyer

  • Can be a transaction specific financing or a revolving/renewable limit

  • Can be extended to more than one overseas subsidiaries of any Indian company

  • Since it is a non-LC transactions, it saves LC charges

Benefits to Foreign Customer

  • Medium and long-term financing facilities for smooth execution of projects

  • Competitive and attractive rates of interest available against host country's high borrowing cost

Eligibility

  • Buyer's credit is extended to a foreign project company that intends to award the project execution to an Indian project exporter.

  • The financing will be available to all kinds of projects and service exports from India.

  • The facility is available for development, upgrading or expansion of infrastructure facilities; financing of public or private projects such as plants and buildings; professional services such as surveyors, architecture, consultations, etc.

For further information
please contact
peg@eximbankindia.in

EXIM
Advantage

  • Enables overseas buyers to obtain medium and long-term financing

  • Competitive interest rate against host country's high cost of borrowing

  • Encourges Indian exporters to enter international markets

  • Allows Indian exports to utilize their working capital for scaling up their core business

List of documents required:
  • Request letter from Indian exporter for disbursement, specifying the remittance details where the disbursement amount is to be remitted

  • Non-negotiable copy of shipping documents

  • Promissory note covering the eligible value (disbursement amount) of export contract

  • Trust receipt covering value of consignment financed by disbursement under the Buyer's Credit facility

  • Authorization letter from borrower to disburse the eligible value under the Buyer's Credit facility and remit it to the Indian exporter.

BUYERS CREDIT UNDER NEIA

National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) is a trust set up by the Ministry of Commerce and administered by Export Credit & Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC). We provide Buyer's Credit under NEIA for promoting India's project exports to traditional as well as new markets in developing countries which need deferred credit on medium or long-term basis. Under this unique financing programme, we extend credit to overseas sovereign governments and government owned entities for import of Indian goods and services from India on deferred credit terms for a medium to long-term period.

Process:

The Indian project exporter, under the Buyer's Credit - NEIA Programme, is supported by a tailormade financial solution that meets the funding needs of the project, without impacting the balance sheet. As a result, the company remains free from commercial and political risks arising out of the financing and can concentrate fully on the timely and satisfactory execution of the project.

Eligibility

  • Exim Bank extends the credit directly to overseas buyer of projects from India without recourse to Indian exporters.

  • The borrower should be overseas sovereign governments or a government owned entity.

  • Amount of loan should generally not be more than 85% of the contract value.

  • Sovereign guarantee is needed where the borrower is other than the foreign government.

  • Guarantee from Central Bank of borrower, as applicable.

  • Any other security as may be stipulated on a case-to-case basis.

For further information
please contact
peg@eximbankindia.in

EXIM
Advantage

  • Unique financing solution

  • Works as an insurance cover for the Indian exporters

  • Encourages Indian companies to test new markets

  • Government-backed security

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