Environmental Technologies Industries
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The Office of Environmental Technologies Industries (ETI) at the U.S. Department of Commerce can help you find sources of financing for your environmental goods or service exports. These sources include:

Asian Development Bank - A multilateral organization that is concerned with the economic and social progress of countries in the Asian and Pacific region.

-- The Asian Development Bank funds a large number of new development projects in the Asia/Pacific region every year. Visit the Business Opportunities section of their home page at:

Export-Import Bank of the United States - The official export credit agency of the U.S. Government.

Inter-American Development Bank - Promotes development in the Americas and the Caribbean.

National Association of State Development Agencies - A private, nonprofit trade association that provides grants to companies trying to do business in Asia.

North American Development Bank - A bilateral development bank concerned with funding environmental infrastructure projects along the United States-Mexico border.

Overseas Private Investment Program - Promotes project finance ventures overseas and methods to reduce foreign investment risks.

Small Business Administration - Offers three guaranty programs that assist U.S. small businesses in entering into exports. In every case, the U.S. firm arranges for a loan through a commercial bank and the SBA guarantees 85 to 90 percent of the total loan amount.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency - Provides funding for feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training grants, business workshops, and various forms of technical assistance. World Bank - Lends funds directly to sovereign countries through two of its branches: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

-- Visit the United Nations' "Development Business" publication for a thorough listing of business opportunities in World Bank-financed projects: http://www.worldbank.org/html/opr/procure/MOS/contents.html

In addition, ETI has published two comprehensive guides to financing called "Financing Environmental Exports - A Guide to the Fundamentals and Sources" and "Aid-to-Trade: Opportunities for U.S. Environmental Technologies Exports". To obtain a copy, call 202-482-5225.

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