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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.
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.