Political Risk Insurance
Emerging markets can offer great opportunity for investors, but these same markets can also pose a variety of political risks. Among them:
- War, civil strife, coups and other acts of politically-motivated violence, including terrorism
- Expropriation, including abrogation, repudiation, and/or impairment of contract and other improper host government interference
- Restrictions on the conversion and transfer of local-currency earnings
OPIC political risk insurance – often in combination with OPIC financing – allows American businesses to take advantage of commercially attractive opportunities in emerging markets, mitigating risk and helping them compete in a global marketplace.
OPIC insurance provides innovative, comprehensive, and cost effective risk-mitigation products to cover losses to tangible assets, investment value, and earnings that result from political perils.
Political risk insurance is available to U.S. investors, lenders, contractors, exporters, and NGOs for investments in more than 160 developing and post-conflict countries. Coverage is offered for small and large investments that provide positive developmental benefits.
REGISTER for OPIC Political Risk Insurance
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