Export-Import Bank 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposal To Adopt the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act Interim Rule as an Alternative Size Standard for Defining a Small Business for Export-Import Bank Programs
Document Number: 2016-28083
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-22
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (``EXIM Bank'') proposes to adopt the Interim Rule (as defined below) set forth in Section 1116 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-240) (the ``Jobs Act'') as an alternative standard for defining a small business for all of its programs. The Jobs Act mandated that the U.S. Small Business Administration (``SBA'') use maximum tangible net worth and average net income as an alternative to the use of industry based size standards as follows: Not more than $15 million in tangible net worth and $5 million in average net income after Federal income taxes to define a small business concern (``Interim Rule''). The SBA currently uses the Interim Rule for its business loans under Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (``7(a) Loan Program'') and development company loans under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (``504 Loan Program'', and together with the 7(a) Loan Program, the ``SBA Loan Programs'') to determine size eligibility for an applicant if such applicant does not meet the size standards that it has developed for individual industries as defined under the North American Industry Classification System (``NAICS''). If approved by the SBA's Administrator, EXIM Bank will apply the Interim Rule as an alternative size standard in addition to using size standards established by SBA for individual industries to determine whether or not participants of EXIM programs can be categorized as small business concerns.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27930
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. By neutralizing the effect of export credit insurance and guarantees offered by foreign governments and by absorbing credit risks that the private section will not accept, Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. exporters to compete fairly in foreign markets on the basis of price and product. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), to determine eligibility of the applicant for Ex- Im Bank support. This form is used by a financial institution (or broker acting on its behalf) in order to obtain approval for non-honoring coverage of short-term letters of credit. The information received provides Ex-Im Bank staff with the information necessary to make a determination of the eligibility of the applicant and transaction for Ex-Im Bank assistance under its programs. The application can be viewed at http://www.exim.gov/sites/default/ files/pub/pending/eib92-34.pdf.
2017 Exim Bank Advisory Committee Nomination Process
Document Number: 2016-27870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-25789
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Export Import Bank of the United States, pursuant to the Export Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended (12 U.S.C. 635, et seq.), facilitates the finance of the export of U.S. goods and services. The ``Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only'' form will be used by exporters to report and pay premiums on insured shipments to various foreign buyers. The application can be viewed at: http://exim.gov/sites/default/ files/pub/pending/eib92-29.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18636
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Application for Special Buyer Credit Limit under the Multi- Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy is used by policyholders, the majority of whom are U.S. small businesses, who export U.S. goods and services. This application provides EXIM Bank with the credit information necessary to make a determination of eligibility of a transaction for EXIM Bank support with a foreign buyer credit request and to obtain legislatively required assurance of repayment and fulfills other statutory requirements. The application can be reviewed at: http://www.exim.gov/sites/ default/files/pub/pending/eib-92-51.pdf Application for Special Buyer Credit Limit Multi-buyer Credit Insurance Policy.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)
Document Number: 2016-12830
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee was established by Public Law 98-181, November 30, 1983, to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the report on competitiveness of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress. Time and Place: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. A break for lunch will be at the expense of the attendee. Security processing will be necessary for reentry into the building. The meeting will be held at EXIM Bank in the Main Conference Room11th Floor, 811 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20571. Agenda: Discussion of EXIM's Annual Competitiveness Report to Congress. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to public participation, and 10 minutes will be set aside for oral questions or comments. Members of the public may also file written statement(s) before or after the meeting. If you plan to attend, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building, you may contact Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov to be placed on an attendee list. If any person wishes auxiliary aids (such as a sign language interpreter) or other special accommodations, please email Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov prior to May 27, 2016. Members of the Press: For members of the Press planning to attend the meeting, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building please email Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov to be placed on an attendee list.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12827
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM Bank has an electronic disbursement approval processing system for guaranteed lenders with Credit Guarantee Facilities. After a Credit Guarantee Facility (CGF) has been authorized by EXIM Bank and legal documentation has been completed, the lender will obtain and review the required disbursement documents (e.g., invoices, bills of lading, Exporter's Certificate, etc.) and will disburse the proceeds of the loan for eligible goods and services. In order to obtain approval of the disbursement, the lender will access and complete an electronic questionnaire through EXIM Bank's online application system (EXIM Online). Using the form, the lender will input key data and request EXIM Bank's approval of the disbursement. EXIM Bank's action (approved or denied) is posted on the lender's history page. The information collected in the questionnaire will assist EXIM Bank in determining that each disbursement under a Medium-Term Guarantee meets all the terms and conditions for approval. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib12-02.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12824
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM Bank has an electronic disbursement approval processing system for guarantee lenders with transactions documented under Medium-Term Master Guarantee Agreements. After an export transaction has been authorized by EXIM Bank and legal documentation has been completed, the lender will obtain and review the required disbursement documents (e.g., invoices, bills of lading, Exporter's Certificate, etc.) and will disburse the proceeds of the loan for eligible goods and services. In order to obtain approval of the disbursement, the lender will access and complete an electronic questionnaire through EXIM Bank's online application system (EXIM Online). Using the form, the lender will input key data and request EXIM Bank's approval of the disbursement. EXIM Bank's action (approved or denied) is posted on the lender's history page. The information collected in the questionnaire will assist EXIM Bank in determining that each disbursement under a Medium-Term Guarantee meets all the terms and conditions for approval. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib12-01.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11784
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Application for Special Buyer Credit Limit under the Multi- Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy is used by policyholders, the majority of whom are U.S. small businesses, who export U.S. goods and services. This application provides EXIM Bank with the credit information necessary to make a determination of eligibility of a transaction for EXIM Bank support with a foreign buyer credit request and to obtain legislatively required assurance of repayment and fulfills other statutory requirements. The application can be reviewed at: http://www.exim.gov/sites/ default/files/pub/pending/eib-92-51.pdf Application for Special Buyer Credit Limit Multi-buyer Credit Insurance Policy.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Financial institutions interested in becoming an Approved Finance Provider (AFP) with EXIM Bank must complete this application in order to obtain approval to make loans under EXIM Bank insurance policies and/or enter into one or more Master Guarantee Agreements (MGA) with EXIM Bank. An AFP may participate in the Medium-Term Insurance, Bank Letter of Credit, and Financial Institution Buyer Credit programs as an insured lender, while AFPs approved for an MGA may apply for multiple loan or lease transactions to be guaranteed by EXIM Bank. EXIM Bank uses the information provided in the form and the supplemental information required to be submitted with the form to determine whether the lender qualifies to participate in its lender insurance and guarantee programs. The details are necessary to evaluate whether the lender has the capital to fund potential transactions, proper due diligence procedures, and the monitoring capacity to carry out transactions. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib10_06.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08088
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Ex-Im Bank's borrowers, financial institution policy holders and guaranteed lenders provide this form to U.S. exporters, who certify to the eligibility of their exports for Ex-Im Bank support. For direct loans and loan guarantees, the completed form is required to be submitted at time of disbursement and held by either the guaranteed lender or Ex-Im Bank. For MT insurance, the completed forms are held by the financial institution, only to be submitted to Ex-Im Bank in the event of a claim filing. Ex-Im Bank uses the referenced form to obtain exporter certifications regarding the export transaction, content sourcing, and their eligibility to participate in USG programs with respect to co- financed transactions. These details are necessary to determine the value and legitimacy of Ex-Im Bank financing support and claims submitted. It also provides the financial institutions a check on the export transaction's eligibility at the time it is fulfilling a financing request. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// www.exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib15-04.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM Bank has an electronic disbursement approval processing system for guarantee lenders with transactions documented under Medium-Term Master Guarantee Agreements. After an export transaction has been authorized by EXIM Bank and legal documentation has been completed, the lender will obtain and review the required disbursement documents (e.g., invoices, bills of lading, Exporter's Certificate, etc.) and will disburse the proceeds of the loan for eligible goods and services. In order to obtain approval of the disbursement, the lender will access and complete an electronic questionnaire through EXIM Bank's online application system (EXIM Online). Using the form, the lender will input key data and request EXIM Bank's approval of the disbursement. EXIM Bank's action (approved or denied) is posted on the lender's history page. The information collected in the questionnaire will assist EXIM Bank in determining that each disbursement under a Medium-Term Guarantee meets all the terms and conditions for approval. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib12-01.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM Bank has an electronic disbursement approval processing system for guaranteed lenders with Credit Guarantee Facilities. After a Credit Guarantee Facility (CGF) has been authorized by EXIM Bank and legal documentation has been completed, the lender will obtain and review the required disbursement documents (e.g., invoices, bills of lading, Exporter's Certificate, etc.) and will disburse the proceeds of the loan for eligible goods and services. In order to obtain approval of the disbursement, the lender will access and complete an electronic questionnaire through EXIM Bank's online application system (EXIM Online). Using the form, the lender will input key data and request EXIM Bank's approval of the disbursement. EXIM Bank's action (approved or denied) is posted on the lender's history page. The information collected in the questionnaire will assist EXIM Bank in determining that each disbursement under a Medium-Term Guarantee meets all the terms and conditions for approval. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib12-02.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Financial institutions interested in becoming an Approved Finance Provider (AFP) with EXIM Bank must complete this application in order to obtain approval to make loans under EXIM Bank insurance policies and/or enter into one or more Master Guarantee Agreements (MGA) with EXIM Bank. An AFP may participate in the Medium-Term Insurance, Bank Letter of Credit, and Financial Institution Buyer Credit programs as an insured lender, while AFPs approved for an MGA may apply for multiple loan or lease transactions to be guaranteed by EXIM Bank. EXIM Bank uses the information provided in the form and the supplemental information required to be submitted with the form to determine whether the lender qualifies to participate in its lender insurance and guarantee programs. The details are necessary to evaluate whether the lender has the capital to fund potential transactions, proper due diligence procedures, and the monitoring capacity to carry out transactions. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib10_06.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03582
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-22
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Under Ex-Im Bank's Short and Medium-Term Insurance and Medium-Term Guarantee programs exported goods and services must meet established content requirement to be eligible for Ex-Im Bank financing and ensure that U.S.-jobs benefit from Ex-Im bank programs. Ex-Im Bank relied upon the exporter's self-certification of content was never verified. The small business exporter survey seeks to obtain feedback from customers on US content requirement. This survey will help Ex-Im Bank better understand small business customers' perspectives on the bank's existence, monitoring, ability to perform compliance on potential areas of concern for exporters and how Ex-Im Bank's requirement impacts their small business. The objective is to identify possible service improvements and better understand small business owners' experiences working with Ex-Im Bank. The survey can be reviewed at: http://www.valuerecoveryholding.com/ pending/surveyquestionnaire.html.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01988
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM Bank's borrowers, financial institution policy holders and guaranteed lenders provide this form to U.S. exporters, who certify to the eligibility of their exports for EXIM Bank support. For direct loans and loan guarantees, the completed form is required to be submitted at time of disbursement and held by either the guaranteed lender or EXIM Bank. For MT insurance, the completed forms are held by the financial institution, only to be submitted to EXIM Bank in the event of a claim filing. EXIM Bank uses the referenced form to obtain information from exporters regarding the export transaction and content sourcing. These details are necessary to determine the value and legitimacy of EXIM Bank financing support and claims submitted. It also provides the financial institutions a check on the export transaction's eligibility at the time it is fulfilling a financing request. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// www.exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib15-04.pdf.