Louisiana Exporter News

The U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans is fully operational and available to support our clients and partners in navigating these unprecedented times. Our worldwide network also stands ready to assist you in your international business development objectives.  If you have any questions or would like to share helpful resources, please contact us:

Erin Butler, Director, Erin.Butler@trade.gov

John Henry Jackson, Senior International Trade Specialist, JH.Jackson@trade.gov

Charlotte Conerly, International Trade Specialist, Charlotte.Conerly@trade.gov

Tom Hanson, Commercial Officer, Thomas.Hanson@trade.gov

Reginald Harley, SBA International Finance Specialist, Reginald.Harley@sba.gov

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The U.S. Commercial Service is committed to supporting the U.S. exporting community during this crisis.  Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know

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Small Business Administration (SBA): Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

All Louisiana businesses may now apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million per business.

Online applications are highly recommended due to the influx of applications. If you have additional questions, please visit SBA.gov/disaster , the SBA disaster assistance customer service center, or CS New Orleans Reginald Harley.

Apply for disaster assistance here

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM): Relief Measures

EXIM is providing relief via waivers, deadline extensions, streamlined processing, and flexibility, to its customers for an initial period of 30 days (with the possibility of a further extension of the period, at EXIM’s discretion) for the following programs: Working Capital Guarantee Program, Multi-Buyer and Single-Buyer Short-Term Insurance Program, and Medium-Term Single-Buyer Insurance Policies Issued to Exporters.

Details regarding the relief provisions and contact information for EXIM program representatives may be found here.

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Federal Reserve Board announces Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF) to support the credit needs of households and businesses.