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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1556



PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

"(1) work in cooperation with other Federal agencies and the private sector to counsel small businesses with respect to initiating and participating in any proceedings relating to the administration of the United States trade laws; and "(2) work with the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and the International Trade Commission to increase access to trade remedy proceedings for small businesses. "(f) The Office shall report to the Committees on Small Business of the House of Representatives and the Senate on an annual basis as to its progress in implementing the requirements under this section. "(g) The Office, in cooperation, where appropriate, with the Division of Economic Research of the Office of Advocacy, and with other Federal agencies, shall undertake studies regarding the following issues and shall report to the Committees on Small Business of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to other relevant Committees of the House and Senate within 6 months after the date of enactment of the Small Business International Trade and Competitiveness Act with specific recommendations on— "(1) the viability and cost of establishing an annual, competitive small business export incentive program similar to the Small Business Innovation Research program and alternative methods of structuring such a program; "(2) methods of streamlining trade remedy proceedings to increase access for, and reduce expenses incurred by, smaller firms; "(3) methods of improving the current small business foreign sales corporation tax incentives and providing small businesses with greater benefits from this initiative; "(4) methods of identifying potential export markets for United States small businesses; maintaining and disseminating current foreign market data; and devising a comprehensive export marketing strategy for United States small business goods and services, and shall include data on the volume and dollar amount of goods and services, identified by type, imported by United States trading partners over the past 10 years; and "(5) the results of a survey of major United States trading partners to identify the domestic policies, programs and incentives, and the private sector initiatives, which exist to encourage the formation and growth of small business.".


Section 20 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631) is amended by adding the following at the end of subsection (z): "There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Administration for each of fiscal years 1988 and 1989, $3,500,000 to carry out the provisions of section 22 of this Act and section 8011 of the Small Business International Trade and Competitiveness Act, of which $350,000 is authorized to reimburse volunteers in the Service Corps of Retired Executives for their expenses in performing on-site counseling to actual or potential small business exporters, in participating in training sessions for such small businesses, and in preparing materials for use at such training sessions or during counseling.".