U.S. Export-Import Bank Support for Small Business Exports
NSIAD-84-147: Published: Aug 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1984.
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In response to a congressional request to audit and evaluate the performance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank programs established to promote small business exports, GAO surveyed the Bank's efforts to promote small business participation in its programs; however, it did not conduct the proposed audit.
GAO did not conduct the proposed audit because: (1) legislation was enacted which amended the Export-Import Bank Act; (2) several Bank programs designed for small business participation were either initiated or significantly modified during fiscal year 1983; and (3) the Bank has expanded its efforts to support small business exporters. Therefore, GAO found that an external evaluation of the Bank's efforts should be delayed to allow the Bank to fully implement the programs underway and to consider any further initiatives required by the new legislation.