African Bank For Trade And Development

African Bank For Trade And Development

Trade & Development Bank (TDB) also known as the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, is an African regional development financial institution established in 1985. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, socio-economic development, and regional economic integration through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, funds management and business advisory services.


The Bank’s mission is to finance and foster trade, socio-economic development and regional economic integration through trade and development finance, funds management as well as advisory and agency services.

TDB’s reputation as a strong financial solution provider in international trade and project finance is underpinned by its experience in transacting in different markets and in diverse banking practices.



TDB’s trade finance services are designed for all businesses that carry out trade activities aimed at advancing and integrating the regions’ economies. The Bank believes that trade activities that lead to social and economic development deserve unreserved support.

In trade finance, our aim is to facilitate trade flows from, to, and within the COMESA region, and also to assist in technology and expertise transfer into the Region.

We provide tailor-made trade finance facilities to ensure that exporters receive timely and adequate payment for their exports and that importers receive value for their money. Eligible applicants are commercial entities that are incorporated or registered in the member states of the Bank.


Information Required For Processing Credit Requests

  • A formal application to the Bank
  • A comprehensive feasibility study or business plan
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Environmental Study, sector specific
  • Permits, land titles/lease
  • Audited financial statements for the past three financial years
  • Off-taker/supplier agreements
  • Projects specific documents
  • PC Contract, Power Purchase Agreements, Design, Bill of Quantities, Management Contracts, Technical Feasibilty Studies


Mauritius Principal Office

TDB Mauritius,
Blue Tower, 2nd Floor
Rue de l’Institut, Ebene,
Reduit, Mauritius
Tel:+230 4676016

Bujumbura Principal Office

TDB Bujumbura,
Chaussée Prince Louis,
P. O. Box 1750,
Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel :+257 22 224966/ 224975
Fax:+257 22 22498

Nairobi Regional Office

TDB Nairobi,
197 Lenana Place,
Lenana Road
1st floor and top floor
P.O Box 48596 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel :+254 732 192 000
Fax:+254 20 2711510

Harare Regional Office

TDB Harare,
70 Enterprise road
Tel:+263 4 788331-3/
788336-9/ 788345

Addis Ababa Regional Office

Ground Floor UNDP Regional Service
Centre, Bole Road, Olympia Roundabout,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



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