Who is eligible


Our eligibility criteria for involvement in transactions in emerging and frontier markets include the following broad categories:


Our eligibility criteria
Australian benefit

Export Finance Australia financially supports Australian exports of goods and services and overseas infrastructure development in our region. We need to make sure there is benefit flowing to Australia in connection with our financial support. An important source of Australian benefit is the economic activity stimulated in Australia by the presence of Australian content associated with a project or transaction. Australian content constitutes all inputs to a project or transaction that do not originate overseas. We also take into account other benefits to Australia. These other benefits can include (but are not limited to):

  • greater Australian participation in international supply chains
  • access to new markets or export opportunities for Australian businesses
  • more Australian jobs
  • payment of dividends or other financial proceeds from overseas to Australia
  • new research and development expenditure in Australia
  • Australian access to new products, intellectual property or technology

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Environmental and social responsibility requirements

We incorporate two globally-recognised approaches in our environmental and social assessment of transactions: 

  1. The OECD Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (the Common Approaches); and
  2. the Equator Principles. 
Credit risk

The underlying credit risk of the transaction or project is sufficiently robust.

Market gap

We are an additional source of finance and not a replacement for private sector funding.

Domestic transactions

We can also provide financial support in Australia for projects and to companies that export their production, or companies that are an integral part of the export supply chain. The market gap, credit risk and environmental and social responsibility requirements criteria also apply for domestic transactions.