Period of cover
OECD consensus arrangement
Under the OECD Consensus Arrangement (Arrangement on Guidelines for Officially Supported Export Credits) the maximum period of export credit cover for 'Category 1' (the richer) countries is 5 years with a possible extension to 8.5 years after prior notification in the OECD. The maximum term for countries in 'Category 2' is 10 years.
Ship building and aircraft purchases are covered by special rules with maximum repayment terms ranging between 5 to 12 years. The maximum period of credit for project finance is 14 years, while export credit cover for renewable energy and water projects has a maximum term of 15 years.
However, the specific period of cover offered by NZEC will be influenced by factors such as the level of credit offered to the international buyer, the assessed degree of political risk, and NZEC's National Interest criteria.