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Current Issues


We serve as the industry’s voice before multilateral agencies, export credit agencies, finance ministries, central banks and legislative bodies. We collaborate around the world with other industry groups and trade associations. As a member of BAFT, we represent you in continually striving to:

  • develop international standards such as the “Master Participation Agreement” for trade risk
  • support the “national treatment” of financial firms in the markets where they do business
  • promote the harmonization of financial services regulation and supervision between countries
  • coordinate with private and public sector stakeholders to ensure that governments, multilateral agencies, and leading policymakers around the globe have substantive feedback and reliable data on market dislocations and industry trends
  • Advocate for the positive consideration of trade finance and transaction banking under the Basel capital and liquidity framework
  • Use common Trade Finance Definitions to standardize industry/regulatory terminology and facilitate prioritization of trade risk in sovereign events
  • Ensure the continuation of benefits afforded companies via ECA financing

Policy News

BAFT-IFSA Submits Leverage Ratio Response to US Agencies

by Patrick Devilbiss | Oct 24, 2013
The full comment letter can be read here.

Earlier this week, BAFT-IFSA submitted a comment letter on the Leverage Ratio proposed rule making to the US Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The full comment letter can be read here.