Trade Finance Program (TFP)
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ADB has released a landmark study which maps supply chains for critical products in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, clearing the way for the identification and removal of blockages in their production and distribution. Read more about the mapping tool in this article.
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The health crisis should drive us to aggressively digitize global trade and supply chains so we can make the economic recovery stronger and the economy more robust.
How does ADB's Trade Finance Program work and what role does it play in boosting economic growth in Asia and the Pacific?
How ADB's Supply Chain Finance Program brings finance to small and medium enterprises.
ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP) fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade.
Backed by its AAA credit rating, ADB’s TFP works with over 200 partner banks to provide companies with the financial support they need to engage in import and export activities in Asia’s most challenging markets. With dedicated trade finance specialists and a response time of 24 hours, the TFP has established itself as a key player in the international trade community, providing fast, reliable, and responsive trade finance support to fill market gaps.
A substantial portion of TFP’s portfolio supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and many transactions occur either intra-regionally or between ADB’s developing member countries. The program supports a wide range of transactions, from commodities and capital goods to medical supplies and consumer goods.
The TFP continues to grow, supporting billions of dollars of trade throughout the region, which in turn helps create sustainable jobs and economic growth in Asia’s developing countries.
TFP is a program of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department.
Transactions supported by ADB TFP (2009-2019)
Australia's support for TFP Pacific (2015-2019)
Estimated global trade finance gap (2019)
Number of TFP’s partner banks
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Awards won by TFP