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 2006 National Export Strategy

cover image of 2006 National Export Strategy"Changing business attitudes on trade will require a new focus on promotion," says Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez in his introduction to the 2006 report of the federal government's Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). Among the points noted in this year's reports are:

  • The U.S. economy is healthy, and U.S. companies are among the most competitive in the world. But while exporting is a pillar of the U.S. economy, the number of U.S. businesses exporting has leveled off. The good news is that the global economy is thriving and exporting is easier than ever. Tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade have come down, and technology has reduced the separation between exporter and importer to the click of a mouse.
  • The federal government does not have the reach within the business community to wage a broad-based awareness campaign on its own. Federal trade promotion agencies, therefore, will have to develop broader and deeper partnerships with the private sector, as well as with state and local governments, to promote international trade and to engage more non-exporters and infrequent exporters.
  • Federal trade promotion agencies will continue to ensure coordination in priority emerging markets, such as India and China, as well as in markets where new market access has been negotiated through free trade agreements, such as in Central America and the Middle East.

The TPCC is an interagency group chaired by the secretary of commerce. The Export Enhancement Act of 1992 established the TPCC to harmonize the export promotion and financing programs of the U.S. government, as well as to develop a comprehensive plan for implementing such programs.

(July 2006; viii, 79 pages; ISSN 1544-7057; ISBN 0-16-076494-7)


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