EKN | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Sweden

Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Sweden

Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Sweden
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About EKN

EKN is a state authority with the task of promoting exports and developing the internationalisation of Swedish business and industry.

EKN insures payments and shares risk with exporting companies and banks.

These activities are financed with the premiums paid by insurance holders.

A summary of EKN

EKN have got you covered.

Find out how to lower your risk and secure better terms in export financing with the help of EKN and SEK, while at the same time boosting the sustainability profile of the projects you are financing.

Products and services offered by EKN

EKN works with the big global companies as well as the very small ones and guarantees their export business to over 130 countries.

There are many different risks that may arise in an export business. Here you can read about our three most sought after guarantees and what they cover.

History of EKN

EKN was established in 1933 and has since been a complement to the private export credit insurance market.

They have a worldwide network of banks, companies and other countries’ export credit agencies.

They also work closely with other export promotion organisations in Sweden. EKN is funded with the guarantee holders’ premiums that reflect the risk in the transaction.

The activities shall be financially self-sustaining over time.

Finished Goods – Our innovative structuring capabilities allow us to put together complex finance structures, even if the end goods are finished

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Soft Commodities / Grains – We’ll work with traders and producers to help them increase their trade flows in the jurisdictions they’re operating in

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Metals – From scrap metal to alloys, we help traders and distributors access trade, receivable or PO finance for iron, steel and non-ferrous metals

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Are you an exporter based in Sweden?

See our TFG Sweden Export guide here .

Key Stats




Sweden, Europe

CEO Information:

Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General






Swedish Government


Visiting address: Kungsgatan 36 Box 3064 103 61 Stockholmddress here

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About the Author

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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