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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

Joint Association Letter Supporting U.S. Ex-Im Bank

by Patrick Devilbiss | Mar 26, 2015
BAFT and other industry associations submit a formal letter of support for U.S. Ex-Im Bank reauthorization

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BAFT, along with a coalition of other industry associations submitted a formal letter of support for the long-term reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

A full text of the document can be found here.