Saudi Arabia Export Program (SEP) | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Saudi Arabia

Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Export Program (SEP) |
Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Saudi Arabia
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About Saudi Arabia Export Program

The Saudi Export Program (SEP) was founded by Royal Decree in 1999 under the oversight of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). Its mandate was to motivate Saudi exporters, particularly those in non-oil products, to expand their existing businesses and discover new cross-border markets via international trade.

SEP contributes by creating competitive advantages for national products ripe for exportation via its suite of financing facilities and insurance credits services, as well as mechanisms designed to promote Saudi products and facilitate their flow into new markets.

Furthermore, SEP provides its services on a higher-trade basis, and according to international standards, thus helping facilitate smoother credit checks and financing analysis for their clients with facilities abroad.

The SEP goes further, providing its services with competitive interest rates to assist Saudi exporters and importers reach their business goals.

Its mission is to carry out the aims of Saudi Vision 2030, which is designed to increase the level of non-oil exports of the Kingdom so that the country is no longer dependent on just a few income sources.

SEP aims to achieve this by:

  • Developing and diversifying non-oil exports via the provision of funding facilities (finance & credit insurance)
  • Maximise the competitiveness of Saudi exports via providing credits to foreign buyers and/or institutions of Saudi non-oil importers
  • Motivate Saudi exporters to discover and enter new markets by mitigating risks associated with non-payment issues
  • Enhance the facilities offered by the SEP and mitigate associated risks through technical cooperation, co-financing and reinsurance arrangements with the global and regional institutions that could be involved in this business

A summary of Saudi Arabia Export Program

Products and services offered by Saudi Arabia Export Program

  • Direct financing
  • Indirect financing
  • Exporter insurance
  • Documentary credit insurance policy
  • Documentary credit conformation contracts

Raw Materials – From tobacco to spices, gold to bronze, commodities represent a large proportion of our trade finance portfolio

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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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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 Saudi Arabia?

See our TFG Saudi Arabia Export guide here .

Key Stats


Saudi Arabia Export Program


Saudi Arabia, Middle East


Abdulmohsen bin Abdulrahman Al-kahial (Director)







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The Saudi Fund for Development, King Fhad Road, P.O 50483, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh 11523

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About the Author

Sheena is responsible for the TFG Weekly Trade Briefings at Trade Finance Global (TFG).

She loves the digitalisation of trade and is fascinated about its impact on day to day transactions.

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