On August 20, 2009 the Interministerial Committee
of Germany made a decision to set a new country limit for Belarus for
EUR 100 million for the year 2009. The decision on the third time
increase of country limit for the year 2009 is unprecedented in the
history of cooperation between Germany and Belarus, and it was made due
to the excellent payment discipline of Belarus side. The
Interministerial Committee made such decision to meet the requirements
of German exporters in insurance coverage, while considering number of
factors among which is financial soundness of Belarusian banks.
Over the last years Hermes-covered German exports
changed its direction from agricultural sector to machines production
and construction. The largest projects include financing of equipment
purchase for production of wood-shaving and fiber panels.
previous country limit for Belarus which was set on May 28, 2009 for
EUR 100 million was completely utilized due to constantly high demand
for export credit guarantees for Belarus.
large-scale renewal of the country limit will enable Belarusian banks
to attract long-term credit resources of German banks on attractive
terms with the aim of financing trade between Belarus and Germany.
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