The SME Trade Finance Development Facility consisted of: (i) a $100 million direct loan and a (ii) technical assistance of $1.5 million (from Technical Assistance Special Fund) to the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), for onlending to eligible micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) borrowers in states of India which included some less developed states. Assistance to the MSMEs will help in increasing their competitiveness and integration in the export value chain. While the loan is provided on a senior unsecured basis, without government guarantee, it is supported by the risk participation of KfW Bangkengruppe (KfW) of up to $50 million.
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