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COVER

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Definition:
Provision of export credit guarantee or insurance against risks of payment delays or non-payments relating to export transactions. Cover is usually, though not always, provided for both commercial risk and political risk. In most cases, cover is not provided for the full value of future debt-service payments; the percentage of cover is typically between 90 percent and 95 percent.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2003, External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users – Appendix III, Glossary, IMF, Washington DC.

Cross References:
Quantitative (or cover) limits

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 28, 2003