The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Signs Eight Landmark Agreements for Cooperation with the Public and Private Sectors during the 47th IsDB Group Annual Meeting in Egypt

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)

The Global Islamic Trade Finance Company (ITFC) (, a member of the Islamic Improvement Lender Team (IsDB), nowadays signed eight strategic agreements to cooperate with the community and personal sectors.  4 agreements have been signed with various Egyptian Ministries as nicely as four agreements with Cameroon, Senegal, and Uzbekistan, and the African Import and Export Lender (Afreximbank).

The Settlement was signed at the 47th Once-a-year Conferences of the Islamic Progress Lender Group in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the presence of Egypt’s Primary MinisterH.E Dr. Mustafa Madbouly,,  H.E, Dr. Hala El-Stated, Minister of Scheduling and Economic Enhancement of Egypt, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Islamic Progress Bank and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Software (AATB), and H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Jasser, President of the Islamic Improvement Bank Group.  The agreements were being signed with H.E. Ms. Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Marketplace, H.E Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Global Cooperation, and Dr. Hisham Tawfiq, Minister of Public Company Sector.   The other four agreements had been signed by private and general public sector reps in collaborating nations: Cameroon, Senegal, and Uzbekistan, as properly as Afreximbank.

The US$6 billion settlement signed with the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation to renew a five-12 months framework agreement was the major in conditions of greenback amounts.  The renewal is an extension of the Framework Arrangement signed in 2018 to meet up with Egypt’s food items and power requires.

The Agreements signed with the ministries and associations ended up with the Ministry of Trade and Marketplace, the Ministry of Setting up and Financial Improvement, and the Egyptian Exporters Association (Expolink) saying the ailments of the establishment of the Export Academy beneath the umbrella of the 2nd stage of the Assist for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS). The other agreements have been signed by members of the AATB Software which includes Afreximbank, The Intercontinental Islamic Trade, and Finance Corporation (ITFC), and The Islamic Investment Coverage and Export Credit Company (ICIEC) to aid the Program’s action plan in the Arab Republic of Egypt to expand Egyptian exports to African markets.  The AATB software operates to help Egypt’s efforts to enhance the existence of Egyptian exports in African markets and to benefit from the African Continental Free of charge Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).  The proposed routines of the Method include things like arranging Egyptian trade missions for a quantity of African international locations, supporting the participation of Egyptian firms in a selection of financial forums and trade fairs in African international locations, as well as supporting the participation of Egyptian firms in a number of workshops and meetings of exporters and importers.  The aim is to safe improved Egyptian exports and expenditure projects in Africa, as very well as providing funding and export credit history insurance plan for Egyptian exports to African markets.

The fourth agreement also came as a letter of intent which was signed with the Ministry of Public Enterprise Sector to enhance Egyptian exports of SMEs by setting up a framework for cooperation to maximize trade concerning Egypt and Africa in cooperation between Jusoor and the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Application.  The letter of intent identifies places of cooperation to assist trade finance and trade advancement and give advisory services to the Jusoor Company of the Ministry of Public Company Sector, which aims to market bilateral trade between Egypt and African countries in numerous sectors this sort of as cotton, as very well as logistics, economic and insurance coverage expert services for exporters and importers.

The remaining four agreements ended up with associates of the non-public and public sector executives in Cameroon, Senegal, Uzbekistan, and the Afreximbank. For the 1st agreement, it was signed with Senegal on the financing of Murabaha really worth €115 million to help the purchase of refined petroleum merchandise to improve the vitality sector in Senegal.  The signing demonstrates ITFC’s dedication to advertising and marketing trade involving OIC member countries.

The US$24 million 2nd settlement was with Orient Finans Bank, a single of the Corporation’s associates in Uzbekistan.  The aim of the program is to guidance the trade finance requirements of the private sector and SME consumers, as effectively as to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan. Under the settlement, ITFC will deliver US$24 million in two separate segments, half of which will be allocated to meet the developing need for Shariah-compliant trade financing between the non-public sector and purchasers of the Bank’s SMEs.   The other 50 % will be allocated to satisfy the financing requirements of Shariah-compliant trade for ladies in business enterprise. 

The 3rd settlement is an €8 million line of the financing settlement and was signed with the Afriland To start with Financial institution in Cameroon to guidance the needs of the Bank’s clientele to acquire funding remedies for financed and unfunded trade throughout vital sectors these types of as electrical power and agribusiness. The settlement is aligned with reaching the UNSDGs, especially Amount Eight (decent work and economic development), and selection nine (field, innovation, and infrastructure). The agreement was signed by Mr. Youssoufa Booba, Govt Vice President of Afriland Initially Bank in Cameroon, and Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC.

Last but not least, a fourth settlement was signed terms paper concerning Afreximbank and ITFC to mandate ITFC to increase a US$250 million financing facility that will guidance Afreximbank’s trade finance software set up to deal with the outcomes of the Ukrainian disaster on Africa (UKAFPA).   Under the settlement, the Company will improve the Bank’s capability to aid its clients in collaborating member international locations acquire products, particularly commodities that are enduring a surge in price inflation in the worldwide industry. Afreximbank’s UKAFPA plan is developed to relieve the financial challenges ensuing from the conflict that led to a world-wide meals disaster following the devastating pandemic, coinciding with the world’s starting up to arise from the pandemic.  ITFC’s assist steps will also encourage South-South trade, deepening economic relations in between Africa and Arab international locations.

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