U.S. Government Agencies Involved in Export Promotion: Overview and Issues for Congress [May 1, 2012] [open pdf - 376KB]
From the Introduction: "This report provides an overview of the federal agencies that participate in U.S. export promotion efforts and the issues that they raise for Congress. It proceeds first by discussing the coordination, budgets, and functions of federal government agencies involved in promoting exports. Second, the report provides an overview of the missions and activities of key federal government agencies that support exports. The third section of the report discusses agency-related issues for Congress. The report concludes with a summary of legislation introduced in the 112th Congress related to export promotion. While this report focuses on the role of the federal government in promoting exports, it is important to acknowledge that state and local governments, as well as businesses, have an important role in promoting exports."
CRS Report for Congress, R41495