ADB Trade Finance Gap, Growth, and Jobs Survey

In 2013, ADB, in cooperation with partner organizations, surveyed financial service providers and companies involved in international trade about their use of trade finance. This brief introduces the key points of ADB’s second effort to quantify the adequacy of global trade finance and its impact on economic growth and job creation.

Key Points

Conclusions

Significant trade finance gaps remain. SMEs continue to be credit constrained in every region. Narrowing of trade finance gaps will lead to more economic growth and job creation. Unintended consequences of (overlapping) regulatory requirements, particularly with respect to financial crimes compliance, are contributing to the gap and have the most negative impact on developing countries with weak financial systems.

 

 
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