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BAFT Op-Ed - Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank Is Just Common Sense

by Tod Burwell | Sep 03, 2014
Ex-Im is one of the rare government agencies that's running smoothly, according to Tod Burwell... <a href=";ET=americanbanker%3Ae97637%3Aa%3A&amp;utm_campaign=-sep%203%202014&amp;utm_source=newsletter&amp;st=email">Read the full article</a>

There is much in our government that doesn't seem to work as effectively as it should. So it is ironic that some have trained their fire on a government agency that works well: the Export-Import Bank. Ex-Im's mission is to ensure that U.S. companies — large and small — have access to the financing they need to sell their goods and services to customers all over the world. Ex-Im does not compete with the private sector. It fills gaps in trade finance by working with financial institutions to ensure that U.S. businesses operate on a level playing field as they compete for international business.

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