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Timmons: Today We Move Forward

“After months of pointless and harmful delays, reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank has received final approval from a bipartisan congressional majority. This is a victory for manufacturers of all sizes as well as for workers here in the United States. The Ex-Im Bank is critical to keeping America competitive in the global economy. Unfortunately, a small but vocal minority of House members let the bank lapse in the first place. Today we move forward, and for the sake of American jobs and the health of our economy, we hope we’re never faced with such a difficult situation again.”

Statement from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, December 3, 2015

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The NAM serves as co-chair of the Exporters for Ex-Im Coalition, which represents small, medium and large Ex-Im Bank users across the country.

What You Need to Know

U.S. exports accounted for about one-third of GDP growth from 2009 to 2014, but the current macroeconomic environment poses serious risks for manufacturers and manufacturing exporters.

Ex-Im Bank programs, such as working capital loan guarantees and credit insurance guarantees, enable thousands of U.S. small businesses to export by ensuring that they have the financing they need to manufacture goods for export and provide competitive terms for their customers.

Countries like China, Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy are devoting hundreds of billions of dollars to official export credit agency (ECA) financing for domestic manufacturers while U.S. exporters have no access to official export credit financing.

Read the White Paper

Martin Richenhagen is chairman and CEO of AGCO Corp., a publicly traded manufacturer (AGCO) of agricultural equipment headquartered in Duluth, Ga., that sells its products in 140 countries. He was in Washington, D.C., this week to attend the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, but he also took time to lobby for the Export-Import Bank’s reauthorization and talk to the National Association of Manufacturers.

Stories From the Shopfloor: The Ex-Im Bank matters to manufacturers

Since the 1990s, CNH Industrial -- and our suppliers -- have benefitted from Ex-Im Bank financing to export over $1 billion worth of equipment, supporting over 100,000 U.S. jobs.

Click Bond Director of Strategic Partnerships Paul McNeill says… critics fail to recognize Ex-Im’s downstream impact on small and mid-size manufacturers that do not contract directly with Ex-Im Bank.

Ellicott Dredges sells equipment to more than 100 countries with foreign sales representing over half of the company’s revenues. Company President Peter Bowe says the uncertainty that Congress has created over the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank is causing concern from foreign customers...

The NAM took out ads in both Politico and CQ Roll Call, urging for a long-term reauthorization of The Ex-Im Bank.

New research published by the NAM documents the massive size and growth of foreign export credit activity. Most developed countries and many developing countries have official export credit agencies (ECAs), with more than 60 operating worldwide. With the nine largest foreign ECAs--Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom--providing nearly half a trillion dollars in annual export support, manufacturers in the United States are at a deep disadvantage in competing for sales overseas:

Forfeiting Opportunity

Ex-Im Bank reauthorization is essential for manufacturers to compete globally in the face of massive foreign export credit financing  
The Global Export Credit Dimension

The size of foreign export credit agencies compared to the Export-Import Bank of the United States  



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Press Releases

  • 12/03/2015
    Timmons: Today We Move Forward
    The NAM applauded the passage of legislation today that included a multiyear reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
  • 11/05/2015
    Manufacturers Welcome Long-Term Highway Bill Passage
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the House passed a well-funded, long-term highway bill, which includes critical language to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
  • 10/27/2015
    Enough Is Enough
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of final passage on a bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.