GTR has whittled down a huge number of best deal submissions to under 30 winning transactions.

We hope that the selected deals reflect the diversity of the trade, supply chain and export finance market. The winning list includes transactions closed in various countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Angola, Guatemala and Ghana.

We also saw a wide range of sectors supported by the trade and export finance banking industry, including the financing of satellites, car ferries, telecoms equipment, radars, cocoa and cashew nuts, among many others.

Full details of the awards will be written up in the March-April issue of GTR.

The Winners

AsiaCell – ECA-backed financing in Iraq

Azercosmos – Satellite financing in Azerbaijan

Barzan Gas Project – ECA-backed gas project in Qatar

BHP Biliton – Bolero-supported electronic presentation of documents

Bunge – Global trade receivables securitisation programme

China Exim cotton pickers – US Exim-backed agricultural equipment exports

Cotunav – Tunisian car ferry export financing

Eurochem – Pre-export financing in Russia

Export Trading Commodities (ETC) – a multi-country soft commodity financing

Futaihua – Supply chain finance programme

Global warehouse finance programme – IFC-supported trade facilitation scheme

Hispasat – US Exim-backed satellite financing

Huafeng – Hedged Rmb-denominated letter of credit in Angola

Indra Guatemala – Cesce-backed export financing of radars to Guatemala

Kosmos Energy – Reserve-based lending financing in Ghana

Metalloinvest – Pre-export financing in Russia

Metinvest – Pre-export financing in Ukraine

Mong Duong Power – ECA-backed power project in Vietnam

Multigrain – Pre-export financing in Brazil

Noble – CER prepayment financing in China

Olam – Revolving pan-Africa soft commodity financing

Petrobras ECGD – ECA-backed credit line in Brazil

PIL– Sinosure-backed syndicated shipping loan

Reficar – Expansion of refinery in Colombia

RusVinyl PVC Plant – ECA-backed project financing in Russia

Sanral – ECA-backed financing of toll-road equipment

Santos – ECA-backed corporate financing for LNG project in Australia

Ubungo Power project – ECA-backed power project in Tanzania