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PUBLIC LAW 102-429—OCT. 21, 1992 106 STAT. 2203 lished in 'Agenda 21' by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held at Rio de Janeiro, and in other international environmental agreements. "(4) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— The chairperson of the TPCC shall include a report on the activities of the Working Group as a part of the annual report submitted to the Congress by the TPCC. "(c) TtiADE INFORMATION.— In support of the work of the Working Group, the Secretary shall, as part of the regular market survey and information services activities of the Department of Commerce, make available— "(1) information on existing and emerging markets and market trends for environmental technologies, goods, and services; and "(2) a description of the export promotion programs for environmental technologies, goods, and services of the agencies that are represented on the Working Group, "(d) OVERSEAS SERVICES FOR EXPORTERS.— "(1) AUTHORIZATION.—The Secretary is authorized to designate a Foreign Commercial Service officer to serve as the Environmental Export Assistance Officer in any country— "(A) whose companies are important competitors for United States exports of environmental technologies, goods, and services; or "(B) that ofiTers promising markets for such exports. "(2) DUTIES.—The officer designated under paragraph (1) shall provide export promotion assistance to United States companies, including— "(A) assessments of government assistance provided to producers of environmental technologies, goods, and services in such countries, the effectiveness of such assistance on the competitiveness of United States products, and whether comparable United States assistance exists; "(B) assistance in identifying potential customers and market opportunities in such countries; "(C) assistance in obtaining necessary business services in such countries; "(D) information on environmental standards and regulations in such countries; and "(E) information on all United States Government programs that could assist the promotion, financing, and sale of exports of United States environmental technologies, goods, and services in such countries.". (b) REPORT ON INSURANCE FEASIBILITY. — Not later than 1 year i^ use 4728 after the date of enactment of this Act, the chairperson of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, after consultation with the appropriate departments and agencies of the United States Government, shall submit a report to the Congress that analyzes— (1) the extent to which Federal investment insurance and export financing programs sufficiently protect against business failures or default on obligations arising from changes by a foreign government in its environmental laws or regulations; and (2) the advisability and feasibility of expanding the coverage of such programs, or creating new programs, to address such risks. note.