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Congress established the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) to encourage U.S. exports. Congress has directed Ex-Im to consider the economic impact of its work and not to fund activities that will adversely affect U.S. industry.
Export credit agencies (ECA) are responsible for providing billions of dollars worth of support for large-scale industrial projects annually, but until recently most ECAs did not formally review the environmental impacts of these projects.
From 1990 through 2001, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States provided export financing commitments totaling $31 billion to promote the export of U.S. goods and services for use in the energy sector. The energy sector is divided into fossil fuel, renewable, and nuclear energy.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) financing of dual-use exports, focusing on the extent of financing and end uses of dual-use exports approved during fiscal year (FY) 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), focusing on the: (1) extent to which IMF borrower countries restrict international trade and the borrowers whose trade has the potential to affect the United States; (2) reported trade barriers and...
GAO discussed issues related to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank), focusing on: (1) recent trends in the cost and composition of the Eximbank's financing; and (2) key similarities and differences in international export finance programs.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the end uses of dual-use exports financed by the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank), focusing on: (1) the end uses of items financed during fiscal year (FY) 1996; and (2) the commitments made in FY 1997 and FY 1998.