According to this annualreport issued to Congress by the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), “Americans should be confident of their ability to compete in the global marketplace.” The report provides an overview of the current state of exporting by U.S. firms and examines a number of trends and strategies that are helping U.S. businesses to export more. Topics examined include:
- The impacts of trade liberalization and the 10 free trade agreements that were in effect with 13 countries as of 2006.
- The growth of e-commerce and how it is helping small and medium-sized enterprises to better compete in the world marketplace and reach new customers online.
- The use of strategic partnerships between the federal government, state and local governments, and private sector entities to broaden the base of U.S. companies that export.
- Strategic initiatives by the United States in priority markets, such as China, India, and Brazil.
The National Export Strategy is published annually by the TPCC, which is an interagency group chaired by the secretary of commerce. The Export Enhancement Act of 1992 established the TPCC to coordinate the export promotion and financing programs of the U.S. government, as well as to develop a comprehensive plan for implementing government-wide strategic priorities.
(July 2007; xii, 180 pages; ISSN 1544-7057)