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Country information updated 28 Nov 2014

The following list of countries from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean shows their country risk classification and the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO)'s indicative level of cover.

  1. Country Initial
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. E
  7. G
  8. H
  9. J
  10. M
  11. N
  12. P
  13. T
  14. U
  15. V
Country Information for The Americas
Country Risk Rating Cover Status
Antigua and Barbuda 7 Limited Cover
Argentina 7 Normally Off Cover
Barbados 4 On Cover
Belize 6 Normally Off Cover
Bolivia 5 Limited Cover
Brazil 3 On Cover
Canada 0 On Cover
Chile 2 On Cover
Colombia 4 On Cover
Costa Rica 3 On Cover
Cuba 7 Normally Off Cover
Curacao 5 Limited Cover
Dominican Republic 5 Limited Cover
Ecuador 6 Limited Cover
El Salvador 4 On Cover
Guatemala 4 Limited Cover
Honduras 6 Limited Cover
Jamaica 7 Limited Cover
Mexico 3 On Cover
Nicaragua 7 Normally Off Cover
Panama 3 On Cover
Paraguay 5 Limited Cover
Peru 3 On Cover
Puerto Rico 2 On Cover
Trinidad and Tobago 2 On Cover
United States 0 On Cover
Uruguay 3 Limited Cover
Venezuela 7 Normally Off Cover



Risk Rating
Each country is rated by the OECD on a scale from 0 to 7; with 0 for low financial risk and 7 for high financial risk. Ratings may change.
Status Cover Status "Limited Cover" signifies that the export transaction will have to satisfy more stringent conditions in the NZECO's risk assessment for the NZECO to guarantee it. For example, to offset the increased risk, the NZECO may demand a higher level of risk participation sharing, may charge a higher premium, or may require collateral of some type. In the worst case, the NZECO may refrain from accepting the application.

This Country Cover information describes the Export Credit Office's guiding cover-policy at the time of issue. The information does not necessarily reflect the present possibilities for cover. Before acting on the background of this material, the company/bank is requested to obtain further information from the NZECO.

If the country you are looking for is not on the list, contact the NZECO office.

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