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The Changing Landscape of Export Credit Agencies in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis

With the onset of the global financial crisis and the subsequent squeeze in credit and insurance markets, there is a renewed global demand for export credit and investment insurance products offered by ECAs.

The effects of the current crisis will continue to be seen for years to come, and these developments will have a direct bearing on the landscape of ECAs and global trade finance.

This short report describes the changing landscape of ECAs in the context of the global financial crisis and the collapse of trade finance markets, and urges civil society actors to be watchful and monitor developments closely.