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Support for Overseas Business of Japanese Companies Affected by COVID-19

July 8, 2020
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Governor: MAEDA Tadashi) will provide the following financial support to the overseas business of Japanese companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic under our Overseas Investment Loan framework. This financing facility will be available provisionally until June 30, 2021.

  1. Loans and guarantees for business that Japanese companies, including mid-tier enterprises (MTEs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are conducting in developed countries
  2. Loans to domestic Japanese companies for their overseas business

Such financing will be offered as part of our Overseas Investment Loans in accordance with the "Cabinet Order for Partial Revision to the Enforcement Order of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Act" approved by the Cabinet Office on July 3, 2020, and public notices issued by the Ministry of Finance on July 8, 2020.

Please see below for details on this provisional measure.

1.Loans and Guarantees for Business that Japanese Companies (including MTEs and SMEs) are Conducting in Developed Countries (Overseas Investment Loans)

  1. Eligible borrowers:Japanese companies and their local affiliates*1 operating in developed countries
  2. Eligible countries:Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Estonia, Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, Greece, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Latvia, Luxemburg, the United Kingdom, South Korea and the United States
  3. Applicable financing conditions:Growth Investment Facility (COVID-19 Emergency Window)
  4. Financing Scheme (Example)Financing Scheme1

*1 For JBIC's financing support for business conducted in developed countries, the eligible business areas have been limited to the fields specified in Article 5 of the Enforcement Order of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Act. The purpose of this measure is to provisionally expand this scope and to provide loans and guarantees to a wider range of business in developed countries under JBIC's Overseas Investment Loans.

2.Loans to Domestic Japanese Companies for their Overseas Business (Overseas Investment Loans)

  1. Eligible borrowers:Domestic Japanese companies who conduct overseas business*2
  2. Eligible countries:Developed countries (see the "Eligible countries" listed above) and other countries
  3. Applicable financing conditions:Growth Investment Facility (COVID-19 Emergency Window)
  4. Financing Scheme (Example)
Financing Scheme2

*2 JBIC can provide loans to domestic Japanese companies to support their activities specified in the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Act, such as their M&A transactions, the overseas expansion of Japanese MTEs and SMEs, etc. The purpose of this measure is to provisionally allow JBIC to provide loans to domestic Japanese companies to support activities other than those mentioned in the preceding sentence.

Contact Information

For details about these provisional measures, please contact below.

Energy and Natural Resources
Finance Group
○ Oil and Gas Finance Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3513)
  1.  Development and import of oil, oil gas and natural gas
○ Mining and Metals Finance Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3514)
  1.  Development and import of important resources other than oil, oil gas and natural gas
Infrastructure and Environment
Finance Group
○ New Energy and Power Finance Department I (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3813)
  1.  Investment in electricity, new energy and energy saving businesses
○ New Energy and Power Finance Department II (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3667)
  1.  Export of electricity, new energy and energy saving products/technologies
○ Social Infrastructure Finance Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3058)
  1.  Export of and investment in transportation, communication and other infrastructure, as well as water supply business
Industry Finance Group* ○ Corporate Finance Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3574)
  1.  Export of products by major Japanese manufacturers, support for manufacturing and sales at overseas affiliates of Japanese companies
○ Marine and Aerospace Finance Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3577)
  1.  Support for shipping, aircraft and satellite businesses
○ Osaka Branch (Tel: +81-(0) 6-6345-4100)
  1.  For companies in the western region of Japan, including those in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and points further west
○ Finance Office for SMEs
  1.  (For Eastern Japan) Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3579
  2.  (For Western Japan) Tel: +81-(0) 6-6345-4100
  • * For companies in the western region of Japan, including those in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and points further west, please contact the Osaka Branch.
Equity Finance Group ○ Equity Investment Department (Tel: +81-(0) 3-5218-3456)
  1.  Equity participations, securitization business

For general inquiries and consultations from companies affected by the COVID-19, please contact the divisions below.

  • Industry Finance Group, Planning and Coordination Division: +81-(0) 3-5218-9630
  • Osaka Branch, Planning and Coordination Division: +81-(0) 6-6345-4105
  • Note: For companies in the western region of Japan, including those in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and points further west, please contact the Osaka Branch.
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