Many Norwegian export companies have to make changes in their business in order to face a challenging market situation. Many need to reach out to new clients and markets. In times like this export financing may prove to be an important sales argument to secure new contracts. The state will support the Norwegian export industry, and GIEK and Export Credit Norway have taken active steps to meet the needs of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) that will, or have, established themselves in international markets. The offer is also relevant for larger companies with smaller contracts.