S.1179 - Small Business Export Growth Act of 2013
A bill to improve the coordination of export promotion programs and to facilitate export opportunities for small businesses, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TITLE I--IMPROVED COORDINATION OF EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMS
TITLE II--FACILITATION OF EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
SEC. 101. CONSOLIDATION OF DUPLICATIVE EXPORT PROMOTION ACTIVITIES; INFORMATION ABOUT TRADE MISSIONS AND TRADE FAIRS.
(1) in paragraph (4), by inserting ‘, including by identifying opportunities to consolidate or co-locate offices of agencies involved in such activities’ after ‘export financing activities’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(6) to the maximum extent practicable, provide a detailed listing of current and future Federal and State-led trade missions, trade fairs, and related activities to ensure better delivery of services to United States businesses; and’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Availability of Information- The Secretary of Commerce shall make available the information on Federal and State-led trade missions, trade fairs, and related activities described in paragraph (6) of section 2312(b) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988, as added by subsection (a)(4), on the Internet website Export.gov or a successor website.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 102. CLARIFICATION OF ROLES OF MEMBERS OF TRADE PROMOTION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
‘(7) include any recommendations of the Comptroller General of the United States that relate to coordination of the TPCC and departments and agencies that are represented on the TPCC; and’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 103. STATE AND FEDERAL EXPORT PROMOTION COORDINATION WORKING GROUP.
‘SEC. 2313A. STATE AND FEDERAL EXPORT PROMOTION COORDINATION WORKING GROUP.
‘(a) Statement of Policy- It is the policy of the United States to promote exports as an opportunity for small businesses. In exercising their powers and functions in order to advance that policy, all Federal departments and agencies shall work constructively with State and local agencies engaged in export promotion and export financing activities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Establishment- The President shall establish a State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group (in this section referred to as the ‘Working Group’) as a subcommittee of the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee (in this section referred to as the ‘TPCC’).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) to identify issues related to the coordination of Federal resources relating to export promotion and export financing with such resources provided by State and local governments;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) to identify ways to improve coordination with respect to export promotion and export financing activities through the strategic plan developed under section 2312(c);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) to develop a strategy for improving coordination of Federal and State resources relating to export promotion and export financing, including methods to eliminate duplication of effort and overlapping functions; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) representatives of the departments and agencies that are represented on the TPCC, who are designated by the heads of their respective departments or agencies to advise the head on ways of promoting the exportation of United States goods and services.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 104. REPORTS TO CONGRESS WITH RESPECT TO ACTIVITIES OF TRADE PROMOTION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
‘(1) REPORTS BY TPCC- The chairperson of the TPCC shall prepare and submit to the appropriate congressional committees, not later than March 30 of each year, a report that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) describes the implementation of sections 303 and 304 of the FREEDOM Support Act (
22 U.S.C. 5823and 5824) concerning funding for export promotion activities and the interagency working groups on energy of the TPCC.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Inspector General of the Department of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the appropriate congressional committees, not later than March 30 of each year, a report on the extent to which--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) CONSULTATION- In preparing the report required under subparagraph (A), the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce shall, to the maximum extent practicable, consult with the inspector general of each other Federal department or agency that is a member of the TPCC.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on Financial Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 105. REPORT ON IMPROVEMENTS TO EXPORT.GOV AS A SINGLE WINDOW FOR EXPORT INFORMATION.
(a) In General- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Associate Administrator for International Trade of the Small Business Administration shall, after consultation with the entities specified in subsection (b), submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes the recommendations of the Associate Administrator for improving the experience provided by the Internet website Export.gov (or a successor website) as--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 201. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 202. PROMOTION OF EXPORTING.
Section 22(c)(11) of the Small Business Act (
SEC. 203. EXPORT CONTROL EDUCATION.
‘(l) Export Control Education- The Associate Administrator shall ensure that all programs of the Administration to support exporting by small business concerns place a priority on educating small business concerns about Federal export control regulations.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 204. SMALL BUSINESS INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE ON EXPORT FINANCING.
The Administrator, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shall jointly establish a Small Business Inter-Agency Task Force on Export Financing to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 205. AVAILABILITY OF STATE RESOURCE GUIDES ON EXPORT.GOV.
The Secretary of Commerce shall make available on the Internet website Export.gov (or a successor website) information on the resources relating to export promotion and export financing available in each State--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink