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Contract Frustration

Emerging markets can provide strong growth opportunities but they can also become unstable due to factors such as political unrest. Whilst volatility continues to affect countries globally, the inability to honor a contract due to political or economic instability cannot be predicted with any certainty.

Best for

  • Manufacturers
  • Trading Companies
  • Service Providers
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Financial Institutions
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Multilaterals


  • $50 million maximum line for any one risk
  • 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
  • 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

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; and 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.
  • Post-shipment non-payment coverage in the form of insolvency or protracted default is also available for both private and public obligors
  • Admitted in all 50 states

Your team

Head office

135 Pinelawn Road, Suite 150N
Melville, NY 11747

Blake W
Blake Weber

Sr. Vice President, Credit Underwriting

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