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Afreximbank – The Trade Finance Bank For Africa

Providing financing solutions and advisory services for the expansion, diversification, promotion and development of Intra- and Extra-African Trade

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Promoting Intra-African Trade

Increasing cross-border trade in Africa and supporting the flow of goods and services between Africa and the Diaspora

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About Afreximbank

The Bank was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade.

The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994. It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja and Abidjan and will open an East Africa branch office shortly.

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Key Facts

  • Intra-African Trade; Industrialization and Export Development
  • Trade Finance Leadership; Financial Soundness and Performance
  • Expanding, diversifying and developing Africa’s trade
  • Financing, promoting and expanding intra- and extra-African trade
  • Our credit ratings are BBB+(GCR), Baa1 (Moody’s) and BBB- (Fitch)
  • Afreximbank celebrated its 25th Anniversary at its 2018 AAM

Transforming African Trade

  • African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

    • Implementation promises Africa growth, diversification of sources of growth and exports, development of regional and global value chains;
    • Will drive the integration of African countries into the global economy and enhance their bargaining power in international trade negotiations;and
    • Transcending institutional and non-tariff trade barriers will enable economies of scale to increase Africa’s efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Higher growth and trade development requirements

    • Require African countries to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriersto drive intra-African tradeand economic development pan-Africa
    • Needs development and modernization of infrastructure, export-orientatedbusinessesas well as for supporting businesses; and
    • Afreximbank can play a pivotal role in providing, or marshalling, the availability of the necessary financing to drive Africa’s transformation.
  • Afreximbank understands African trade better than any other institution

    • Afreximbank was set up by African governments under a Charter in 1993,now signed by 50 countries, as an international multilateral organization;
    • The Bank has a good credit rating, that African financial institutions can leverage on, and we have the ears of 50 African heads of state; and
    • We understand the issues in each country, can support countries to find trade finance solutions and can more easily resolve issues arising.
  • Afreximbank’s Development Impact on Africa

    • Promotion of intra-African trade in manufactures and effective participation of African entities in the continent’s extractive industries;
    • Supporting industrialization, export development and diversification, expanding capacity and supporting SMEs to increase efficiencies; and
    • Facilitating trade-enabling infrastructure, to support intra-African trade and industrialization in Africa, and providing Trade Finance leadership.