Lines of Credit

Entering and conquering new vistas of growth

From our inception we have been extending Lines of Credit (LOC) to enable Indian exporters to enter new geographies or expand their business in existing export markets without any payment risk from overseas importers. We put special emphasis on extending LOC as an effective market entry tool as well as a means of market diversification for Indian exporters.

We extend LOCs to overseas financial institutions, regional development banks, sovereign governments and other entities overseas, to enable buyers in those countries to import developmental and infrastructure projects, equipments, goods and services from India, on deferred credit terms. We extend LOCs on our own and also at the behest and with the support of Government of India.

Government Of India Supported LOCs

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In 2003-04, The Government of India (GOI) formulated the Indian Development Initiative (IDI), now known as Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS) with the objective of sharing India's development experience through:

  1. capacity building and skills transfer,
  2. trade, and
  3. infrastructure development,

by extending concessional LOCs routed through Exim Bank, to developing partner countries, towards creating socio-economic benefits in the partner country.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has now set up the Development Partnership Administration (DPA) Division to deal with India's development assistance programmes abroad, including LOCs routed through Exim Bank. These LOCs are increasingly being extended to partner countries for large-scale and complex projects (project exports from India).

Both, bilateral and multilateral assistance, typically follow a sequence of standard procedures:

  1. project identification and preparation,
  2. review and approval of the project proposal,
  3. offer of the loan, acceptance and execution of loan agreement,
  4. project implementation, monitoring and supervision, and
  5. socio-economic impact assessment after project completion

Lessons learned from the impact assessment / evaluation act as a feedback to the preparation, review and implementation of future projects. This process forms the 'project cycle'.

Project Lifecycle

Requirement as to import of goods and services from India

  • These loans are for project exports and the import of goods and services from India.

  • Goods and services (including consultancy services) for minimum 75% value of the contracts covered under these loans must be sourced from India. (A relaxation of 10% may be considered on a case-to-case basis)

  • LOCs may finance upto 100% value of contract on FOB/CFR/CIF/CIP basis.

  • Soft loans under the scheme shall be free from all kinds of taxes and duties of any nature whatsoever levied in the recipient country (including all corporate/personal/value added taxes, import/custom duties, special levies and social security contributions) for temporary employees deputed by Indian exporters in relation to the project execution in the recipient countries.

GOI Guidelines on LOCs PDF | 803 kb

GOI Guidelines on LOCs- French PDF | 407 kb

LOC Brochure - English PDF | 608 kb

LOC Brochure - French PDF | 871 kb

Dos & Don’ts for Procurement under GOI-supported LOCs PDF | 165 kb

Dos & Don’ts for Procurement under GOI-supported LOCs- French PDF | 393 kb

Project Preparation Facility for Government of India Lines of Credit PDF | 2340 kb

Project Preparation Facility - French PDF | 606 kb

Exim Bank's own commercial Lines of Credit

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To promote Indian projects, products and services we have been extending LOCs to various countries. Our own LOCs are offered to economically strong and developing countries. We finance all items eligible for being exported under the "Foreign Trade Policy" of the Indian Government. Our LOCs are typically linked to LIBOR rates and carry a tenor up to seven years.


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Requirements for import of goods and services in India

  • Goods and services for minimum 75% value of the contracts covered under these LOCs must be sourced from India.

  • Advance Payment of at least 10% of the value of the contract to be borne by the LOC recipient/foreign buyer.

  • LOCs may finance upto 90% value of contract on FOB/CFR/CIF/CIP basis.

  • Pre-shipment inspection of equipment/goods is mandatory.

EXIM
Advantage

  • Increase export of goods, services and projects from India

  • Improving bilateral trade relations with other developing nations

  • Eliminating payment risk for importers

  • Streamlined processing and quick turnaround

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Exim Bank's Operative Lines Of Credit as on March 12, 2021

  • Exim Bank's Operative Lines Of Credit

    12 March 2021 | XLS | 70 kb

Exim Bank's Pipeline Lines of Credit as on March 12, 2021.

  • Exim Bank's Pipeline Lines of Credit

    12 March 2021 | DOC | 23 kb

Invitation to Tenders / Pre-Qualification

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-07 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh

    10-May-2021 | PDF |

  • Maldives: Addendum No.3: Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) /Construction Contractor for Redevelopment of Hanimaadhoo International Airport in the Republic of Maldives.

    07-May-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD A, WD B and WD C)

    04-May-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Procurement of Bull Dozer (chain)- GD-16 for Roads and Highways Department” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    30-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-06 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh.

    29-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-02 : Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors for Modernization of City Street Light System at different areas under Chattogram City Corporation in Bangladesh.

    29-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “ Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Jamuna River Crossing Portion of Bogura-Kaliakair 400kV Double Circuit Transmission Line on Turnkey Basis (Package-01, Lot-03)” under Exim Bank’s GOI-supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    28-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • NICARAGUA: ADDENDUM-02 : PREQUALIFICATION OF INDIAN CONSULTANCY FIRMS FOR PREPARATION OF A DETAILED PROJECT REPORT (DPR) AND AS PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (PMC), FOR PROJECT “REPLACEMENT AND EQUIPMENT OF THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF THE HOSPITAL ANTONIO LENIN FONSECA IN MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

    24-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Maldives: Addendum No.2: Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) /Construction Contractor for Redevelopment of Hanimaadhoo International Airport in the Republic of Maldives.

    21-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • NICARAGUA: ADDENDUM-01 : PREQUALIFICATION OF INDIAN CONSULTANCY FIRMS FOR PREPARATION OF A DETAILED PROJECT REPORT (DPR) AND AS PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (PMC), FOR PROJECT “REPLACEMENT AND EQUIPMENT OF THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF THE HOSPITAL ANTONIO LENIN FONSECA IN MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

    15-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-01 : Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors for Modernization of City Street Light System at different areas under Chattogram City Corporation in Bangladesh.

    15-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-05 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh.

    15-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD-C)

    14-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Maldives: Addendum No.1: Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) /Construction Contractor for Redevelopment of Hanimaadhoo International Airport in the Republic of Maldives.

    14-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Guyana : Addendum I : East Bank East Coast Road Phase-I Project - Selection of EPC Contractors for Pre-Qualification

    05-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-04 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh.

    01-Apr-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Procurement of Wrecker- GD-18 for Roads and Highways Department” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    25-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Procurement of Bull Dozer (chain)- GD-16 for Roads and Highways Department” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    25-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Maldives – Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) /Construction Contractor for Redevelopment of Hanimaadhoo International Airport in the Republic of Maldives

    23-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD-A and WD-B)

    22-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD-B)

    22-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD-A)

    22-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Corrigendum to Invitation for Tender for “Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction works for Establishment of IT/Hi-Tech Park at District level (12 Districts)” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh (WD-A and WD-B)

    20-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “Procurement of Bull Dozer (chain)- GD-16 for Roads and Highways Department” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    19-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-03 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh

    18-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors for Modernization of City Street Light System at different areas under Chattogram City Corporation in Bangladesh

    18-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Nicaragua - High Technology Center of the Hospital Antonio Lenin Fonseca in Managua- Prequalification of DPR/PMC Consultants

    16-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Invitation for Tender for “Procurement of Wrecker- GD-18 for Roads and Highways Department” under Exim Bank’s GOI supported Line of Credit of USD 2 billion to the Government of Bangladesh

    09-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Malawi: Addendum No. 1: Extension in date for submission and opening of Application Document for Pre-qualification of Indian Consultancy Firms for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and as Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Construction of a 30 MW Solar Power Plant in Malawi

    08-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Guyana : East Bank East Coast Road Phase-I Project - Selection of EPC Contractors for Pre Qualification

    05-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-02 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh

    05-Mar-2021 | PDF |

  • Discontinuation of empanelment of [i] Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors [ii] Construction Contractors (CC) [iii] Project Management Consultants (PMC), and [iv] Lender’s Independent Engineer (LIE) consultants, for projects to be funded under Exim Bank’s GOI-supported Lines of Credit

    24-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONTINUOUS EMPANELMENT OF DETAILED PROJECT REPORT (DPR)

    24-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • Seychelles : Pre-qualification of Indian automobile manufacturers for supply of 55 right hand drive diesel buses to Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles

    22-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Addendum-01 : Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh

    17-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • Malawi : Prequalification of Indian Consultancy firms for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and as Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Construction of a 30MW Solar Power Plant in Malawi

    10-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Prequalification of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors for Widening of Baraiyerhat-Heako-Ramgarh Road in Bangladesh

    09-Feb-2021 | PDF |

  • Bangladesh: Prequalification of Project Management Consultants [PMC] for Upgradation of Mongla Port in Bangladesh

    18-Jan-2021 | PDF | 822.9 kb

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