As a further step in response to the global financial turmoil, JBIC has launched, as an exceptional measure in its effort to support Japanese industries for maintaining international competitiveness, a financing facility that provides loans and guarantees for Japanese firms (including small and medium enterprises) to finance their business operations in industrial countries.
The facility was established as a temporary measure based on the Cabinet Order for Amendment of Part of the Enforcement Order of the Japan Finance Corporation Act approved by the Cabinet on December 26, 2008.
The businesses eligible for this facility were defined by the above Order as: "the business categories determined by the competent minister to belong to the industries that are experiencing significant difficulties in promoting the government policy of maintaining their international competitiveness due to the global financial turmoil." Eligible businesses will thus be designated by the competent minister in due course.
The new (overseas investment finance) facility provides:
Loans and guarantees for Japanese firms (including small and medium enterprises) to finance their business operations in industrial countries
- (1) Eligible borrower: Japanese and their overseas subsidiaries and affiliates conducting business operations in industrial countries*1
- (2) Country coverage: Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Finland, France, Belgium, Portugal, Luxemburg, and Iceland
- *1 Note: JBIC has been able to provide direct loans and guarantees for domestic firms to finance their business operations in developing countries. JBIC has also been able to provide loans and guarantees for domestic firms to finance their projects that help secure a stable supply of resources to Japan (including acquisition of interests in resource development) and projects undertaken by domestic small and medium enterprises in developing countries.
This exceptional measure will provide loans and guarantees for business operations conducted by Japanese firms in industrial countries as well. Aside from this facility, JBIC has launched the following facilities as part of its efforts to cope with the global financial turmoil:
(i) Supplier’s credit (S/C) for exports to developing countries
(ii) Loans for investment projects in developing countries through major Japanese companies (overseas investment loans)
For further information
For further information, please contact the following departments.
Corporate Finance Department
Business operations conducted by domestic firms (excluding those dealt with by International Finance Department, Western Japan)
Europe, Middle East and Africa Finance Department
Business operations conducted by domestic firms located in western Japan