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

90
Number of issuing banks in
30 economies

29,000+
Total number of transactions since 1999

€27bn+
Total transaction value since 1999

Top 10 confirming banks 2020*

BankCountry
CommerzbankGermany
Banca Popolare di SondrioItaly
Raiffeisen BankAustria
JP Morgan Chase BankUnited Kingdom
ING Bank Netherlands
UnicreditItaly
Deutsche Bank Germany
CaixabankSpain
UBSSwitzerland
KBC Bank Belgium

*January-December 2021

Top 10 countries by number of transactions 2021*

Country
Uzbekistan
Greece
Serbia
Ukraine
Turkey
Tunisia
Armenia
Morocco
Georgia
Egypt

*January-December 2021

Top 10 sectors supported in 2020*

*January-December 2020

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


Green TFP portfolio by country 2021 (by number of transactions)

Uzbekistan 40, Greece 37, Armenia 32, Ukraine, 30, Turkey 21, Georgia 14, Serbia 13, Egypt 12, Mongolia 5, Others 19

Green TFP portfolio by sector 2021 (by number of transactions)

Agriculture 24, Buildings 25, Sustainably sourced materials 32, Industry 77, Renewable energy 36, Scrap metal for recycling 29