Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Outlines Export Priorities

The TPCC is an interagency task force that ensures the coordination and development of a government-wide export promotion plan and is made up of 20 government agencies. According to a press release from the Department of Commerce and information on the International Trade Administration’s web site, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee “TPCC” convened on October 23 to focus on measures designed to create jobs for Americans and stimulate U.S. exports. The TPCC members agreed to launch the following six working groups to help accomplish these goals.

1. Analysis and Data
The group will develop a better understanding of the relationship of jobs and exports and of the export potential of U.S. industry.

2. Small Business
The focus of this group is increasing the participation of small and medium-size businesses in exporting.

3. Emerging Markets
This group will be focused on developing outreach, major projects and trade missions to China, India and Brazil.

4. Developing Markets
This group will identify and coordinate efforts in other developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America that could benefit from market development assistance.

5. Clean Energy
The focus of this group will be on clean energy technology and services to create opportunities for U.S. companies to become leaders in this field.

6. Advocacy
This group will address issues like foreign competitive practices and provide increased advocacy abroad for U.S. companies competing for major infrastructure projects.

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