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Financial support for Japanese companies

JOGMEC provides funds required for metal resource exploration projects in the form of equity support or loan, to assist Japanese companies, leading to the faster transition to mine development stages. JOGMEC also provides liability guarantees for development funds loaned by private financial institutions. The funds supported by JOGMEC can be provided to the projects through participation of Japanese companies.

Equity capital, loan and investment system for acquisition of assets

To enhance and expedite high-risk mineral exploration, JOGMEC provides the necessary funds in the form of equity support or loan. Since 2010, a scheme of equity participation was also started to assist Japanese companies for the acquisition of mining interests in the development and production stages.

Liability guarantee

Projects in the development stage require massive amount of investment, ranging from several tens of millions to more than one billion dollars. JOGMEC provides liability guarantees for development funds loaned by private financial institutions to Japanese companies, in order to ensure the smooth procurement of development funds and to reduce the business risks and country risks associated with each project

Recent examples of our support

Liability guarantee for large-scale copper mine development projects in Chile

In Chile, the largest copper-producing country in the world, JOGMEC provided liability guarantees for the funds loaned by private financial institutions to Japanese companies participating in the Esperanza, Caserones and Sierra Gorda mining projects. These projects greatly help ensure a stable supply of copper, with a large amount of the copper concentrate produced at these mines being supplied to copper smelters in Japan.

Supporting Japanʼs first lithium development project

In 2012, JOGMEC provided a liability guarantee for part of the development funds for the lithium development project in Salar de Olaroz (Olaroz Salt Lake), Argentina, in which a Japanese trade company participated.

Investing in the worldʼs largest niobium production company

JOGMEC invested in the worldʼs largest Brazilian niobium producer with Japanese steel makers and a trade company. Niobium is an essential metal for manufacturing high-grade steel, thereby securing an established source for stable supply of niobium.