It is the policy of the United States to promote exports as an opportunity for small businesses. In exercising their powers and functions in order to advance that policy, all Federal agencies shall work constructively with State and local agencies engaged in export promotion and export financing activities.
15 U.S. Code § 4728a. State and Federal Export Promotion Coordination Working Group
(a) Statement of policy
(c) PurposesThe purposes of the Working Group are—
to identify ways to improve coordination with respect to export promotion and export financing activities through the strategic plan developed under section 4727(c) of this title;
to develop a strategy for improving coordination of Federal and State resources relating to export promotion and export financing, including methods to eliminate duplication of effort and overlapping functions; and
(d) MembershipThe Secretary of Commerce shall select the members of the Working Group, who shall include—
representatives from State trade agencies representing regionally diverse areas; and