EximBank is a specialized financial institution actively involved in supporting and promoting the Romanian business environment its financial instruments being exclusively targeted to corporate segment. EximBank is the partner for entrepreneurs looking to develop their businesses and who will find in our bank both trust and financial support.
EximBank has been actively involved for almost 30 years in supporting and promoting the Romanian business environment by endorsing the local companies’ projects.
Starting up as an export agency, EximBank has evolved and extended this role keeping its unique profile on the market.
Following the recent operational adjustments that support the bank’s adaptation to the national and international challenges as well as its increase in efficiency and responsiveness to clients’ needs, EximBank is now a complex financial institution having an accessible portfolio, available to any kind of company either SME or large company, involved in international transactions or only operating locally.
Banca de Export Import a Romaniei EximBank S.A. was set up in 1992 as a stock company with the Romanian State as major shareholder. General information:
Share capital: RON 800,759,862 Shareholders: Romania’s Finance Ministry and SIF (Financial Investment Company):
How does EximBank operate? EximBank is actively supporting the Romanian economy through: – Its specific activity as a commercial bank – EximBank has its own offer of corporate banking products and services such as financing solutions, factoring, trade finance, cash management and management of financial risks solutions. – Its mandate as State agent –EximBank is infusing into the economy the funds allocated by the State budget for supporting the Romanian business environment; the products portfolio is unique on the market, containing State Aid products such as guarantees and insurance.
Traian Halalai – Executive President
Cristian Saitariu – Executive Vice-president
Florin Kubinschi – Executive Vice-president
EximBank will continue to operate in the spirit of its mission and objectives, namely to support the Romanian business environment and international trade. We have, therefore, set the following strategic priorities:
– to support and promote Romanian exports on emerging markets;
– to support the development and improved competitiveness of SMEs;
– to get involved in sustaining projects in various priority areas of the national economy, in order to speed up the absorption of structural funds.
EximBank has set the following objectives for the near future:
– to promote the products in the EximBank portfolio more extensively, as alternative or complementary solutions for the business environment; this activity should fall in line with the current economic and financial conditions
– to focus on exporters, by providing them with specialized products to support manufacturing or investments, and allowing them to conduct their business efficiently and competitively
– to involve EximBank in the achievement of objectives included in national, regional and sectorial programs and projects, taking into account the increased interest of Romanian companies in accessing European funds for projects in priority areas, or modernizing their production capacity
– to expand cooperation with stakeholders in the Romanian financial and banking system, institutions/associations/organizations on the market, by signing new partnerships and implementing existing ones, in order to assist SMEs in their development and to help companies export their products and develop projects to access structural funds
– to increase EximBank’s cooperation with management authorities, intermediary bodies, guarantee funds and financial institutions contributing to the speeding up the absorption of structural and cohesion funds.
– to intensify international cooperation with financial and banking institutions, in order to support joint exports by Romanian and foreign companies on third markets.
– to intensify cooperation with specialized institutions in order to provide official support for exports as part of OECD, by means of actively participating in the meetings about credit and export guarantees within the Council of Europe and OECD.
EximBank acts as the export credit agency of Romania – Romanian ECA. In this capacity, EximBank complies with the international recommendations regarding financial entities that fulfil a state mandate for supporting local companies’ projects.
As a EU Member State, Romania conforms to the provisions of EU Delegated Regulation no. 155/2016 and the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence, as adopted on 2016.
EximBank procedures in place require due diligence for all export projects with a repayment term of two years or more, supporting the bank’s focus on responsible environment and communities’ protection in the areas where such projects are implemented. In this respect, EximBank strives to create synergy between Romanian exporters’ best interests, ECA activity provisions and the activity of ministries and other entities. Export credit insurance applications related to export credits with a repayment term of two years or more are screened in light of the potential risks towards the natural and social environment, also taking into consideration the project’ sustainability, human rights and compliance with the international standards and best practices.
In his current activity of insuring the export credits, EximBank assesses the environmental and social impact of all transactions with a repayment term of two years or more that may qualify for Romanian state support, classifies the projects under categories A, B , C as per the identified impact and international practices, and publishes the A project list on its website.
Romanian exporters applying for insurance in order to cover risks associated with export projects with repayment term of two years or more fill in a Questionnaire on the environmental and social impact that is part of the application file. Considering the value, location, repayment term and economic domain, the projects are classified as follows:
Category A projects: projects that have the potential to have significant adverse environmental and/or social impacts, which are diverse, irreversible and/or unprecedented.
Their impacts may affect an area broader than the sites or facilities subject to physical work.
EximBank is evaluating the environment and social impact for officially supported transactions with a repayment term of two years or more accordingly to the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence. The process is part of the underwriting process regarding all types of risks associated with the respective transactions in order to substantiate decision of granting the official support instrument for the respective transaction.
In order to foster transparency regarding export transactions with a repayment term of two years or more that might qualify for Romanian State support, EximBank is publishing information made available by the exporter regarding the potential environmental and social impact accordingly to the ESIA Report, 30 days before approval by the Interministerial Committee for Financing, Guarantees and Insurance – ICFGA (CIFGA).
Category A Projects
Project Name – EPSILON PROJECT
Location – KAVALA, GREECE
Description – Investment Program for oil resources development in Prinos Field
Publishing Date – 19.10.2017
Category B projects: projects whose environmental and/or social impact would be less adverse than those of Category A projects. Typically, these impacts are few in number, site-specific, few if any are irreversible, and mitigation measures are more readily available.
Category C projects: projects having minimal or no potentially adverse environmental/social impact at all.
Recommendation of the OECD Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence TAD/ECG (2012)/5
Environmental and social policy for officially supported export credits
Annex 1 – List Projects A&B
Annex 2 – Evaluation Standards_IFC
Annex 3 – ESIA Report Content
Questionnaire on Environmental and Social Impacts of Export Transactions
EximBank is officially supporting export credits in its activity under the Romanian state mandate acting as Romanian export credit agency-ECA, in compliance with the provisions of OECD Agreement on officially supported export credits and the OECD Recommendations regarding anti-bribery and officially supported export credits.
The recommendations stipulate that all countries share the responsibility to act against bribery, including in respect of officially supported export credits by their national ECAs.
EximBank screens all export transactions that may benefit from Romanian state support and takes the necessary actions as provided by the law in case credible evidence of bribery are confirmed.
Romanian exporters are required to provide a Declaration on anti-bribery commitments in order to be eligible for official export credit support. If, after official export credit support has been approved bribery has been proven, EximBank shall take appropriate measures, such as denial of payment, indemnification, or refund of sums provided.
EximBank complies with the following provisions regarding anti-bribery in export transactions: