Contract Frustration

Emerging markets often provide the strongest growth opportunities for banks, traders and manufacturers. In recent years, it has again become evident that emerging markets which appear stable one day can suddenly face political unrest. The inability to honor a contract due to political or economic instability cannot be predicted with any certainty, and volatility continues to affect countries globally.


  • Non-cancellable limits
  • Typically up to 90% indemnity but 95% is considered for sovereign "public" obligors
  • Tenor of up to seven years for private debtors and 10 years for sovereign "public" obligors
  • Coverage may be expanded to include post-shipment non-payment

Best For

  • Manufacturers
  • Trading companies
  • Service providers
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Financial institutions
  • Export credit agencies
  • Multilaterals

Summary of Coverage

Contract frustration cover protects a policyholder against cancellation of a fixed contract for both pre- and post-delivery risks. Pre-delivery contract frustration events may include but are not limited to political violence and war, embargo, operating license cancellation or failure to honor an arbitration award. Pre-delivery coverage may be expanded to include the fair or unfair call of a performance, warranty or down payment bond. The bond typically takes the form of a letter of credit posted by a financial institution for the benefit of the obligor. Following delivery, post-shipment non-payment coverage in the form of insolvency or protracted default is also available for both private and public obligors.

  • US$50 million maximum line for any one risk
  • Admitted in all 50 states
  • Worldwide scope
  • Responsiveness of a dual underwriting platform with experts in London and New York
  • Emphasis on building a customer relationship and a long-term partnership
  • Superior claims management processing and customer service

Why Tokio Marine HCC?

Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe, transacting business in approximately 180 countries and underwriting more than 100 classes of specialty insurance. Our products and capabilities set the standard for the industry, and many of our almost 3,000 employees are industry-leading experts. Each of our highly entrepreneurial businesses are equipped to underwrite special situations, companies and individuals, and acts autonomously to deliver effective solutions. 
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