Trade Finance Program (TFP)

In the Spotlight

  • ADB Recognizes 22 Banks in TFP Awards, Partners Dinner

    ADB announced the winners of its third annual Trade Finance Program (TFP) Awards at a ceremony held on 5 September in Singapore.

  • $1.5 Trillion Trade Finance Gap Persists Despite Fintech Breakthroughs

    Businesses of all sizes continue to struggle to access sufficient credit, resulting in a global trade finance gap of $1.5 trillion in 2016, according to an ADB Brief released 5 September. Fintech and digitization is reducing the cost of delivering finance to companies, but there is no evidence it is reducing market gaps.

  • ADB's Trade Finance Program

    How does ADB's Trade Finance Program work and what role does it play in boosting economic growth in Asia and the Pacific?

  • ADB's Supply Chain Finance Program

    How ADB's Supply Chain Finance Program brings finance to small and medium enterprises.

ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP) fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade.

Backed by its AAA credit rating, ADB’s TFP works with over 200 partner banks to provide companies with the financial support they need to engage in import and export activities in Asia’s most challenging markets. With dedicated trade finance specialists and a response time of 24 hours, the TFP has established itself as a key player in the international trade community, providing fast, reliable, and responsive trade finance support to fill market gaps.

A substantial portion of TFP’s portfolio supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and many transactions occur either intra-regionally or between ADB’s developing member countries. The program supports a wide range of transactions, from commodities and capital goods to medical supplies and consumer goods.

The TFP continues to grow, supporting billions of dollars of trade throughout the region, which in turn helps create sustainable jobs and economic growth in Asia’s developing countries.

Knowledge Resources

Awards won by TFP