Xport Xponential Program

Xport Xponential Program

Empowering UAE's Export Ambitions

Empowering UAE's Export Ambitions

As the nation's Federal Export Credit Company, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) is excited to emerge as a beacon of support for the UAE's export community to scale new heights in trade expansion. Through the Xport Xponential program, we're opening doors to a world of trade-related benefits, making it easier than ever for businesses to step into global markets with confidence. We are committed to identifying and nurturing the nation’s most promising manufacturers, exporters, and re-exporters, providing them with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to thrive on the global stage.

Our expertise at ECI is your advantage. We understand the nuances of international trade and are here to guide you through every step, ensuring that you have smooth access to all the resources and support you need. Whether you're taking your first steps into the export world or looking to expand your global footprint, Xport Xponential is here to ensure that your journey is not just successful, but exemplary.

A Holistic Approach to Export Excellence

A Holistic Approach to Export Excellence

We understand that thriving in the global market requires more than just ambition; it demands comprehensive support and strategic insights. Xport Xponential is designed to offer exactly that – a complete ecosystem fostering export growth. Through the program, UAE exporters have a partner who understands their aspirations and challenges.

It's your access card to a suite of trade benefits, including the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and beyond, making it straightforward for you to take full advantage of opportunities that align with your business goals. We offer strategic guidance, market intelligence, and access to a global network of partners. Our program is tailored to foster not only growth but sustainability and resilience in exports. By addressing the needs of businesses at every stage of their export journey, we ensure that they are not only prepared to enter new markets but are also equipped to navigate the complexities of international trade. 

Who Should Apply


Enhance your manufacturing capabilities and expand your market reach.


Boost your export activities with strategic support and resources.


Leverage our network to re-export with confidence and efficiency.

Program Benefits

Capital and Trade Finance
Capital and Trade Finance

Gain access to working capital and trade finance facilities from our financial institution partners and secure capital for your export needs.

Trade Insurance
Trade Insurance

Leverage ECI’s expertise in trade credit insurance, ensuring your ventures are safeguarded against various international trading risks.

Importer Network Access
Importer Network Access

Connect with a network of top importers in countries under Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements (CEPAs), opening doors to new markets and opportunities.

Federal Trade Missions
Federal Trade Missions

Participate in federal trade missions to countries with CEPA agreements, providing on-the-ground insights and direct access to international markets.

Exclusive Training and Events
Exclusive Training and Events

Enhance your skills and knowledge through our exclusive training programs, workshops, and trade shows, curated by industry experts.

Industry Recognition
Industry Recognition

Earn the distinction of being recognized as a top exporter or re-exporter, enhancing your brand’s prestige and credibility in the global market.

Our Esteemed Program Partners

2024-25 Program Timelines

Your journey towards becoming a leading exporter starts here. Be a part of a program that not only understands your aspirations but also provides the means to achieve them.

27 May 2024

Applications Open

25 Sep 2024

Applications Close

07 Oct 2024

2024-25 Program Begins

  • Join international trade missions to countries with CEPA agreements in place (India, Indonesia, Turkiye)
  • Access exclusive training and workshop programs

27 May 2025

2024-25 Program Ends

  • Awards ceremony

Application Requirements

At Xport Xponential, our mission goes beyond facilitating exports; we aim to help businesses achieve legendary success in the global market. To join our program, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

Completed application form submitted by 25 September, 2024
Business must be incorporated and headquartered in the UAE
Audited financial statements for at least 3 years
Annual turnover between AED 10 - 250 million for the last financial year
Currently exporting or planning to export from a UAE entity
Successful site visit and management team interview

Got Questions?

If you have any questions or need more information, you can email us at xportxponential@eci.gov.ae or call us at +971 4 245 4444. For any other general enquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Partner with ECI

We welcome partnerships with government entities and financial institutions offering trade finance and working capital solutions. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact us for more details.