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When can I use EKN?

When exporting of goods or services and you wish to be certain of receiving payment from the buyer. An EKN guarantee can be used to secure the payment and to make financing easier.

What risks can I cover with EKN?

Different guarantees cover different risks - usually connected with non-payment - throughout the transaction process.

How do I apply for an EKN guarantee?

You apply for a guarantee via EKN Online or by submitting a form in which you describe your export transaction. You can find the forms under the respective guarantee product page.

What does it cost?

The premium is mainly based on the buyer’s creditworthiness, the buyer country, the risk period and the size of the transaction. You can find an indication of the premium for an export credit guarantee here.

Which countries can I insure with an EKN guarantee?

EKN can guarantee transactions to almost all countries.

Because of EU rules, EKN is unable to guarantee credits if the risk period is less than two years and the buyer is in an EU country, Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, or the USA. We refer you instead to the private credit insurance companies.

My company is a sub-contractor to exporting companies; can I use EKN?

Yes, you can use a working capital credit guarantee and investment credit guarantee for small and medium-sized companies, as well as a counter guarantee.

What information does EKN need with a guarantee application?

EKN needs to have a clear picture of your transaction so as to be able to make a fair risk assessment. The information we need is shown in the application form and any attachments. If anything changes after you have submitted the application it is important that you inform EKN. Some changes require EKN’s approval.

Can EKN only cover commercial risk?

No. Our guarantees cover commercial risk in combination with political risk. You can however choose to apply for a guarantee for political risks alone.

What requirements and conditions apply to guarantees for export credits?

EKN’s guarantees require there to be a written agreement between the transaction parties. The guarantee is not better than the agreement. If you wish to take up the offer from EKN, we need to have your request for guarantee and premium payment in good time. All conditions are shown in the guarantee and the general conditions.

Can a non-Swedish company use EKN in any way?

Yes, when you buy Swedish goods or services that are included in the export transaction for which you are seeking a guarantee.

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