National Export Strategy, 2011 edition
The National Export Strategy is the annual report of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), an interagency body comprised of 20 federal agencies. The 2011 report focuses on methods of implementing 70 recommendations made in a September 2010 report to President Barack Obama on the National Export Initiative (NEI). The NEI was announced by President Obama in January 2010, and calls for the doubling of U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
The report identifies several areas of focus for federal agencies in their export-promotion efforts, including:
- Improved collaboration with states, metropolitan areas, and border communities
- Support of exports by U.S. companies selling technologies in high-growth sectors, partly through improving the U.S. supply-chain infrastructure
- Better data collection and measurement of exporting by the services sector
- Removal of barriers to trade, including the resolution and passage of pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.
Other sections examine the progress that is being made by federal agencies in addressing eight priorities identified in Executive Order 13534, which launched the NEI, and metrics for analyzing the success of export promotion strategies. Two appendices offer a detailed matrix of the status of the 2010 NEI recommendations and a report on export promotion activities by state.
The TPCC was established by the Export Enhancement Act of 1992 to coordinate the export promotion and financing programs of the U.S. government, as well as to develop a comprehensive plan for implementing governmentwide strategic priorities.
(June 2011; viii, 64 pages; ISSN 1544-7057)
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