12 U.S. Code § 635g–1 - Annual competitiveness report

(a) In general
Not later than June 30 of each year, the Bank shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes the following:
(1) Actions of Bank in providing financing on a competitive basis, and to minimize competition in government-supported export financing
A description of the actions of the Bank in complying with the second and third sentences of section 635 (b)(1)(A) of this title. In this part of the report, the Bank shall include a survey of all other major export-financing facilities available from other governments and government-related agencies through which foreign exporters compete with United States exporters (including through use of market windows (as defined pursuant to section 635i–3 (h)(7) of this title)) and, to the extent such information is available to the Bank, indicate in specific terms the ways in which the Bank’s rates, terms, and other conditions compare with those offered from such other governments directly or indirectly. With respect to the preceding sentence, the Bank shall use all available information to estimate the annual amount of export financing available from each such government and government-related agency. In this part of the report, the Bank shall include a survey of a representative number of United States exporters and United States commercial lending institutions which provide export credit on the experience of the exporters and institutions in meeting financial competition from other countries whose exporters compete with United States exporters.
(2) Role of Bank in implementing strategic plan prepared by the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee
A description of the role of the Bank in implementing the strategic plan prepared by the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee in accordance with section 4727 of title 15.
(3) Tied aid credit program and fund
The report required by section 635i–3 (g) of this title.
(4) Purpose of all Bank transactions
A description of all Bank transactions which shall be classified according to their principal purpose, such as to correct a market failure or to provide matching support.
(5) Efforts of Bank to promote export of goods and services related to renewable energy sources
A description of the activities of the Bank with respect to financing renewable energy projects undertaken under section 635 (b)(1)(K) of this title, and an analysis comparing the level of credit extended by the Bank for renewable energy projects with the level of credit so extended for the preceding fiscal year.
(6) Size of Bank program account
A separate section which—
(A) compares, to the extent practicable, the size of the Bank program account with the size of the program accounts of the other major export-financing facilities referred to in paragraph (1); and
(B) makes recommendations, if appropriate, with respect to the relative size of the Bank program account, based on factors including whether the size differences are in the best interests of the United States taxpayer.
(7) Co-financing programs of the Bank and of other export credit agencies
A description of the co-financing programs of the Bank and of the other major export-financing facilities referred to in paragraph (1), which includes a list of countries with which the United States has in effect a memorandum of understanding relating to export credit agency co-financing and, if such a memorandum is not in effect with any country with a major export credit-financing facility, an explanation of why such a memorandum is not in effect.
(8) Services supported by the Bank and by other export credit agencies
A separate section which describes the participation of the Bank in providing funding, guarantees, or insurance for services, which shall include appropriate information on the involvement of the other major export-financing facilities referred to in paragraph (1) in providing such support for services, and an explanation of any differences among the facilities in providing the support.
(9) Export finance cases not in compliance with the arrangement
Detailed information on cases reported to the Bank of export financing that appear not to comply with the Arrangement (as defined in section 635i–3 (h)(3) of this title) or that appear to exploit loopholes in the Arrangement for the purpose of obtaining a commercial competitive advantage. The President of the Bank, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, may provide to the appropriate congressional committees the information required by this subsection in a separate and confidential report, instead of providing such information in the report required by this subsection.
(10) Foreign export credit agency activities not consistent with the WTO agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures
A description of the extent to which the activities of foreign export credit agencies and other entities sponsored by a foreign government, particularly those that are not members of the Arrangement (as defined in section 635i–3 (h)(3) of this title), appear not to comply with the Arrangement and appear to be inconsistent with the terms of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures referred to in section 3511 (d)(12) of title 19, and a description of the actions taken by the United States Government to address the activities. The President of the Bank, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, may provide to the appropriate congressional committees, the information required by this subsection in a separate and confidential report, instead of providing such information in the report required by this subsection.
(b) Inclusion of additional comments
The report required by subsection (a) shall include such additional comments as any member of the Board of Directors may submit to the Board for inclusion in the report.
(c) Appropriate congressional committees
The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.

Source

(July 31, 1945, ch. 341, § 8A, as added Pub. L. 109–438, § 13(a),Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 3277.)

 

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