The trade finance (TF) business of the Trade & Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) of ADB fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks. TF 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.
The TSCFP works with over 240 banks in 21 countries to provide companies with the financial support they need to engage in import and export activities in Asia’s most challenging markets. In 2020, the TFP supported 7,187 transactions worth a total of $5.8 billion, including $2.96 billion in co-financing, and helped 2,114 small and medium-sized enterprises. The most active TSCFP countries are Armenia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam.