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Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington


large globe showing trade routes from Washington StateThe Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW) works in concert with the international trade experts at the Washington State Department of Commerce to provide an integrated menu of services that help businesses implement their export strategy.

The Center provides free export finance counseling to small and medium-sized Washington exporters or prospective exporters.  

EFACW was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1983 as a nonprofit organization and is funded mainly by the state of Washington. 

Center staff can help your business navigate international trade transactions and find the right export financing by helping you:

  • Understand an export transaction
  • Grasp the basics of export financing
  • Navigate Ex-Im Bank and SBA finance programs
  • Access credit insurance
  • Negotiate contracts with foreign buyers
  • Deal with foreign exchange issues 

For more information, visit or contact:

Bryan Petersen

President and CEO

Zara Castillo
Program Manager

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