Czech Export Bank (hereinafter only “CEB”) is a specialised banking institution, directly and indirectly state-owned, for the state support of exports. It was set up in 1995 and is one of the pillars of the government’s pro-export policy system. The CEB mission is to provide state support for exports through the provision and financing of export credits and other services connected with exporting. CEB thus supplements the services offered by the domestic banking system by financing export operations that require long-term financing at interest rates and in volumes that are not available to exporters on the banking market under the current domestic conditions. This allows Czech exporters to compete on international markets under conditions comparable to those enjoyed by their main foreign competitors.