15 USC 4727 - Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee

(a) Establishment and purpose 
The President shall establish the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (hereafter in this section referred to as the TPCC). The purpose of the TPCC shall be
(1) to provide a unifying framework to coordinate the export promotion and export financing activities of the United States Government; and
(2) to develop a governmentwide strategic plan for carrying out Federal export promotion and export financing programs.
(b) Duties 
The TPCC shall

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(1) coordinate the development of the trade promotion policies and programs of the United States Government;
(2) provide a central source of information for the business community on Federal export promotion and export financing programs;
(3) coordinate official trade promotion efforts to ensure better delivery of services to United States businesses, including
(A) information and counseling on United States export promotion and export financing programs and opportunities in foreign markets;
(B) representation of United States business interests abroad; and
(C) assistance with foreign business contacts and projects;
(4) prevent unnecessary duplication in Federal export promotion and export financing activities;
(5) assess the appropriate levels and allocation of resources among agencies in support of export promotion and export financing and provide recommendations to the President based on its assessment; and
(6) carry out such other duties as are deemed to be appropriate, consistent with the purpose of the TPCC.
(c) Strategic plan 
To carry out subsection (b) of this section, the TPCC shall develop and implement a governmentwide strategic plan for Federal trade promotion efforts. Such plan shall

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(1) establish a set of priorities for Federal activities in support of United States exports and explain the rationale for the priorities;
(2) review current Federal programs designed to promote the sale of United States exports in light of the priorities established under paragraph (1) and develop a plan to bring such activities into line with the priorities and to improve coordination of such activities;
(3) identify areas of overlap and duplication among Federal export promotion activities and propose means of eliminating them;
(4) propose to the President an annual unified Federal trade promotion budget that supports the plan for priority activities and improved coordination established under paragraph (2) and eliminates funding for the areas of overlap and duplication identified under paragraph (3);
(5) review efforts by the States (as defined in section 4721 (i) of this title) to promote United States exports and propose means of developing cooperation between State and Federal efforts, including co-location, cost-sharing between Federal and State export promotion programs, and sharing of market research data; and
(6) reflect the recommendations of the United States National Tourism Organization to the degree considered appropriate by the TPCC.
(d) Membership 

(1) In general 
Members of the TPCC shall include representatives from
(A) the Department of Commerce;
(B) the Department of State;
(C) the Department of the Treasury;
(D) the Department of Agriculture;
(E) the Department of Energy;
(F) the Department of Transportation;
(G) the Office of the United States Trade Representative;
(H) the Small Business Administration;
(I) the Agency for International Development;
(J) the Trade and Development Program;
(K) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation;
(L) the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and
(M) at the discretion of the President, such other departments or agencies as may be necessary.
(2) Chairperson 
The Secretary of Commerce shall serve as the chairperson of the TPCC.
(e) Member qualifications 
Members of the TPCC shall be appointed by the heads of their respective departments or agencies. Such members, as well as alternates designated by any members unable to attend a meeting of the TPCC, shall be individuals who exercise significant decisionmaking authority in their respective departments or agencies.
(f) Report to Congress 
The chairperson of the TPCC shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives, not later than March 30 of each year, a report describing
(1) the strategic plan developed by the TPCC pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, the implementation of such plan, and any revisions thereto; and
(2) the implementation of sections 5823 and 5824 of title 22[1] concerning funding for export promotion activities and the interagency working groups on energy of the TPCC.
[1] See References in Text note below.