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EXIM Bank Strengthening American Competitiveness initiative


May 14, 2020 - July 9, 2020




EXIM Bank Strengthening American Competitiveness Initiative

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) announced the launch of its “Strengthening American Competitiveness” initiative. It will begin with a kick-off, and will focus on how EXIM can support “Made in the U.S.A.” exports—and the U.S. jobs that make them possible—as U.S. companies seek to compete and win in the global marketplace.

The Strengthening American Competitiveness initiative will help set the foundation for EXIM’s new Program on China and Transformational Exports by focusing on a variety of key U.S. industries. The schedule of engagements is as follows:

May 14, 2020 – Wireless communication (5G)
May 21, 2020 – Biotechnology and biomedical sciences
May 28, 2020 – Semiconductors
June 11, 2020 – Artificial intelligence; high-performance and quantum computing
June 18, 2020 – Water treatment and sanitation
June 25, 2020 – Emerging financial technologies
July 9, 2020 – Space technology

The United States Congress, as part of the historic 2019 EXIM re-authorization legislation, underscored the importance of EXIM when it comes to advancing U.S. comparative leadership in the world with respect to China and supporting America’s innovation, employment, and technological standards through supporting U.S. exports. Congress mandated that EXIM establish a “Program on China and Transformational Exports,” and set a goal of reserving not less than 20 percent of EXIM’s total financing authority, equal to $27 billion, for U.S. exports that compete with China.

To register for the teleconferences email external@exim.gov or visit https://www.exim.gov/who-we-serve/external-engagement/strengthening-american-competitiveness