AboutThe Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) and Green TFP

A brief history

Launched in 1999, the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) aims to promote foreign trade to, from and among the economies where the EBRD invests through a range of products.

Through the programme, the EBRD provides guarantees to international confirming banks and short-term loans to selected issuing banks and factoring companies for on-lending to local exporters, importers and distributors.

At a glance

800+
Number of confirming banks in
88 economies

123
Number of issuing banks in
30 economies

25,300+
Total number of transactions since 1999

€20bn+
Total transaction value since 1999

Top 10 confirming banks 2019*

BankCountry
CommerzbankGermany
ING Bank Netherlands
Unicredit Italy
Raiffeisen BankAustria
ODDO BHF Germany
KBC Bank Belgium
Deutsche Bank Germany
Banca PopolareItaly
Citibank United Kingdom
UBSSwitzerland

*January-December 2019

Top 10 countries by number of transactions 2019*

Country
Greece
Lebanon
Serbia
Uzbekistan
Ukraine
Cyprus
Belarus
Georgia
Armenia
Egypt and Mongolia

*January-December 2019

Top 10 sectors supported in 2019*

*January-December 2019

Green TFP

The Green Trade Facilitation Programme (Green TFP) stimulates the supply of high performance technologies and services into or across the economies where the EBRD invests.

It contributes to the Bank’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, which puts investments that bring environmental benefits at the heart of the EBRD’s mandate.

Since 2016

The EBRD has supported more than €675 million in green trade financing

Almost 900 Green TFP transactions have been financed in 22 economies where the EBRD invests

Resulting in

Annual energy savings of 1,513,200 MWh

Water savings of 1,681,399 m3

Emission reductions of 605,376 tonnes CO2 equivalent


Breakdown of the Green TFP portfolio by country 2016-2018

Additional transactions: Egypt: 4, North Macedonia: 4, Turkey: 3, Azerbaijan: 2, Bulgaria: 2, Kyrgyz Republic: 1

Breakdown of the Green TFP portfolio by technology 2016-2018