The Efic Act requires that members of the Efic Board and employees keep client information confidential. A breach of the legislative secrecy obligation is a criminal offence potentially punishable by a gaol sentence (section 87 Efic Act). The Efic Act permits Efic to publish a limited amount of information about its transactions.
Efic is partially exempt from Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.
The partial FOI exemption and the strong secrecy obligation upon the Efic Board and employees recognise the need to keep confidential the commercial information Efic obtains from Australian exporters and investors in order to decide whether to enter into insurance, loan or other financial obligations.
Please direct enquiries regarding access to documents or other matters relating to FOI matters to:
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
PO Box R65
Royal Exchange NSW 1225
Telephone: +61 2 8273 5333
Fax: +61 2 9251 3851