SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

We support trading activities in the sectors that foster and support the social and  economic development of the COMESA region.

Currently we focus on the following sectors:

  • Petrochemical products (fuels and fertilizers)
  • Agricultural commodities and agribusiness in general
  • Minerals and raw materials
  •  Agricultural development value chain
  • Transport and communication infrastructure
  • Manufacturing inputs

PRODUCTS

We support trade transactions using the following products and services:

  • Issuance and confirmation of letter of credit
  • Pre-shipment or post-shipment finance facilities
  • Asset based lending
  • Securities backed loans
  • Structured finance for certain capital equipment or assets
  • Account receivable financing (bills discounting)

Our minimum ticket per client/transaction is US$ 5 million and maximum US$ 70 million. Our trade finance tenors ranger between 12 months and 36  months.

Facilities are priced specific to the transaction and taking into account the risk profile of the transaction and the borrower. Certain charges and fees are  payable in addition to the interest rate levied in the facilities. Whilst we specialize in self-liquidating structured transactions we also consider that collateral  is sometimes required to support such structures.