The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Korea

Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Korea

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) |
Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Korea

The missions of Korea Eximbank are providing financial supports for export and import transactions to enhance Korea’s economic cooperation with foreign countries; promoting economic cooperation between Korea and developing countries; and facilitating interchange and cooperation between South and North Korea.

A summary of The Export-Import Bank of Korea

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) - Benefits of using an ECA in Korea

  • Facilitating Export Transactions
  • Conduct appraisal, conclusion of loan agreements, disbursement therefrom, and evaluate economic development aid
  • Appraise, disburse, and provide ex-post management for grants and loans

What types of products and services does The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) offer in Korea?

The Export-Import Bank of Korea was established with aims to facilitate the development of Korea’s economy and enhance economic cooperation with foreign countries through the provision of financial supports for export and import transactions, overseas investments projects, and the development of overseas natural resources.

  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Trade finance
  • Investment

History of The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)

1978: The Ministry of Finance decided to set up the Export-Import Bank of Korea. Korea Eximbank established(Authorized capital: KRW 150 billion)

1983: Diversified settlement currencies on export contracts
(4 countries→20 countries)Concluded a bank loan agreement with 46 foreign financial institutions including Chemical Asia Ltd.
(USD 300 million)Concluded a bank loan agreement with 17 foreign financial institutions including LTCB (JPY 10 billion)

2003: Launched monitoring program for the countries on the watch list created by Total
Exposure Limit Management System, they also launched Overseas Bank Ratings System

2014: Issued Global Bond (USD 1.25 billion, the first institution issuing the 10-year maturity bond among Korean institutions since the financial crisis in 2008). Selected as ‘the Best Asia ECA’ and ‘the Best ECA in the Middle East’ by Trade Finance Magazine

2015: Issued the largest Global Bond (USD 2.25 billion)Proclaimed ‘Ethical Management as Clean bank’. Provided USD 1.75 billion in project financing for Sabine Pass LNG Plant Project with 8 domestic financial institutions.Enhanced risk managing capability by reorganizing Risk Management Department. Provided IKCF fund for reconstructing the south side of Gyeongwon Line

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The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)




Eun Sung-soo






Korean Government

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38 Eunhaeng-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 07242

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