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Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses Global 2022 Export Conference in Lisbon


Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses Global 2022 Export Conference in Lisbon

On Wednesday, President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis concluded a successful visit to Lisbon, Portugal, where she addressed the TXF Global 2022 conference, “Export, Agency and Project Finance,” and held numerous bilateral meetings with key stakeholders.

Kicking off the conference, Chair Lewis participated in a panel discussion with other export credit agency (ECA) heads, “Sustainability, decarbonization, project pipelines and policy.” Chair Lewis emphasized EXIM’s commitment to clean energy and President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to leading the global energy transition. During the panel, Chair Lewis also spoke about EXIM’s financing tools and programs, highlighting the latest initiative, Make More in America, designed to provide financing to support U.S. exports.

While in Lisbon, Chair Lewis also met with numerous ECA heads, financial institutions, trade associations such as AmCham Portugal, and various American exporters including SunAfrica. During these discussions, Chair Lewis outlined key EXIM priorities and worked to identify potential avenues for future partnership and collaboration.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports.  To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insuranceworking capital guaranteesloan guarantees, and direct loans.  As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States.  Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.




Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed participated in a Council on Competitiveness virtual dialogue with more than 40 members of the Council’s “Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative” on June 8. Attendees represented a range of businesses, universities, and research institutions from across the country.

During the event, Reed highlighted EXIM’s role in advancing American innovation by helping U.S. businesses export their “Made in the USA” products around the world. She also discussed EXIM’s new Program on China and Transformational Exports, established in EXIM’s historic reauthorization, which is intended to help level the playing field for U.S. exporters and workers by directly neutralizing export subsidies for competing goods and services offered by the People’s Republic of China.

“The Council on Competitiveness has worked for many years to jump-start American productivity, and I was honored to join this esteemed group to focus on how the U.S. government can support innovation on the global stage,” Reed said.

Speaking of innovation, four days later Reed hosted a teleconference with 140 business leaders and stakeholders in the artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and high-performance computing sectors. On the call, Reed highlighted how EXIM’s partnership with the private sector can support and accelerate the success of American companies in of these transformative industries.

“These transformational exports drive growth in the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life,” said Reed.