Eximbank Small Business Support

GGD-92-1R: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1992.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) compliance with the small business set-aside provision of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 which requires Eximbank to set aside 10 percent of its aggregate loan, guarantee, and insurance budget authority to finance small business exports. GAO noted that: (1) Eximbank reported in its 1986-1990 annual reports that it exceeded its 10-percent set-aside requirement; (2) excluding indirect financing and estimates of bank-administered insurance provided to small businesses, calculations showed that Eximbank would not have met the 10-percent requirement in fiscal years 1986 and 1987; (3) Eximbank does not verify the exporters' estimates of small business content; and (4) Eximbank has not formally addressed whether it meets the small business set-aside provision.

Sep 7, 2016

Aug 10, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

May 26, 2016

Apr 14, 2016

Apr 11, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

Feb 8, 2016

Jan 27, 2016

Nov 16, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here