Government Programs and Organization Affecting Exports

ID-79-41 Published: Aug 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1979.
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During the past 10 years the U.S. balance of trade has steadily deteriorated reaching $26.5 billion in 1977 and $28.5 billion in 1978. Presently, government export assistance is available through the programs of various agencies. Assistance to the industrial sector is available through the Departments of Commerce and State, the Export-Import Bank, and the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Department of Agriculture is the focal point for export assistance to the agricultural sector.

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