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Factsheet for measure DK-2020-10/630 – measures in Denmark

Increased access to export credit

Øget adgang til eksportkredit

Country Denmark , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 March 2020 – 30 September 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
Author Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)
Measure added 15 April 2020 (updated 02 May 2020)

Background information

Danish exporters under pressure from the Corona Crisis can now turn to EKF Denmark´s Export Credit Agency for assistance. The assistance will be offered by way of two specific initiatives aimed at exporters: one, geared to companies with liquidity problems; the second, designed to ensure that the companies can secure insurance for their export orders from private trade credit insurance companies.

In extension of the many interventions from Denmark's political leaders to support Danish business and industry, EKF's two initiatives primarily target businesses engaged in export and internationalisation, who otherwise risk their export orders being delayed or cancelled outright.

Content of measure

EKF Denmark´s Export Credit Agency launches two initiatives to assist Danish exporters under pressure from the Corona Crisis.

The first initiative, a Liquidity Guarantee, will support the many Danish exporters affected by liquidity problems in that their earnings decrease while they still have to meet supplier and payroll costs. This product offers improved conditions during the crisis.

The second initiative, which will extend EKF's existing reinsurance scheme to OECD countries, is intended to ensure that the Coronavirus Crisis does not deter private trade credit insurance companies from underwriting Danish exporters' export orders, as was the case during the financial crisis.

Use of measure


Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Importing/Exporting companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public support service providers
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



Views and reactions

No involvement



Eurofound (2020), Increased access to export credit, measure DK-2020-10/630 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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