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H.R.2987 - American Export Promotion and Job Creation Act
To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. IMPROVED COORDINATION EXPORT PROMOTION ACTIVITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.
‘(6) in making the assessments under paragraph (5), review the proposed annual budget of each agency described in paragraph (5) before the agency submits that budget to the Office of Management and Budget and the President for inclusion in the budget of the United States submitted to Congress under
section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code; and’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) in conducting the review and developing the plan under paragraph (2), take into account recommendations from a representative number of United States exporters, in particular small businesses and medium-sized businesses, and representatives of United States workers;’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(g) Executive Order and Regulations- The President shall issue an executive order and such regulations as are necessary to provide the chairperson of the TPCC with the authority to ensure that the TPCC carries out each of its duties under subsection (b) and develops and implements the strategic plan under subsection (c).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT OF U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE RESOURCES.
‘(4) FOREIGN OFFICES- (A)(i) The Secretary shall conduct a global assessment of overseas markets to determine those with the greatest potential for increasing United States exports, and to redeploy the Commercial Service personnel and other resources on the basis of the global assessment.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) The assessment conducted under clause (i) shall take into account recommendations from a represented number of United States exporters, in particular small- and medium-sized businesses, and representatives of United States workers.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(iii) Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of the American Export Promotion and Job Creation Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress results of the global assessment conducted under clause (i) and a plan for redeployment of Commercial Service personnel and other resources on the basis of the global assessment.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) in subparagraph (F), as redesignated, by striking ‘is authorized, upon the request of the Secretary, to provide’ and inserting ‘shall, upon the request of the Secretary, provide’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. STRENGTHENED U.S. COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY IN SUPPORT OF U.S. EXPORTS.
(1) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘, including through the development of a plan, drafted in consultation with the ambassador to such country, the Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, and the heads of other Federal departments and agencies with export promotion programs acting through the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, for effective diplomacy to remove or reduce obstacles to exports of United States goods and services’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘The chief of mission shall, prior to implementation of the plan required under this subsection, submit to the Secretary such plan for review by the Secretary.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Assessments and Promotions- Section 603(a) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (