Ben Heineman on the U.S. Export-Import Bank

The Ex-Im Bank Fight and the Future of Global Competitiveness
Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network
April 10, 2012
Commentary by: Ben Heineman, Belfer Center senior fellow
Topic: U.S. Export-Import Bank

“If Congress doesn’t act soon, the U.S. Export-Import Bank will hit its $100 billion credit exposure limit by May 1 and will stop issuing direct loans, loan guarantees and export-credit insurance in aid of American exports to risky markets. Then, on May 31, the legislation authorizing the Bank will expire, threatening the Bank’s very existence.”

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