106 STAT. 3334 PUBLIC LAW 102-511—OCT. 24, 1992 (2) to fund capital projects, including projects for telecommunications, environmental cleanup, power production, and energy related projects. (b) EXPORT PROMOTION, FINANCE, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.— The Secretary of Commerce, as Chair of the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee, should, in conjunction with other members of that committee, design and implement programs to provide adequate commercial and technical assistance to United States businesses seeking markets in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, including the following: (1) Increasing the United States and Foreign Commercial Service presence in the independent states, in particular in the Russian Far Eastern cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. (2) Preparing profiles of export opportunities for United States businesses in the independent states and providing other technical assistance. (3) Utilizing the Market Development Cooperator Program under section 2303 of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4723). (4) Developing programs specifically for the purpose of assisting small- and medium-sized businesses in entering commercial markets of the independent states. In carrying out this paragraph, the Secretary of Commerce, to the extent possible, should work directly with private sector organizations with proven experience in trade and economic relations with the independent states. (5) Supporting projects undertaken by the United States business community on the basis of partnership, joint venture, contractual, or other cooperative agreements with appropriate entities in the independent states. (6) Supporting export finance programs, feasibility studies, political risk insurance, and other related programs through increased funding and flexibility in the implementation of such programs. (7) Supporting the Business Information Service (BISNIS) and its related programs. 22 USC 5824. SEC. 304. INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON ENERGY OF THE TRADE PROMOTION COORDINATING COMMITTEE. The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee should utilize its interagency working group on energy to assist United States energy sector companies to develop a long-term strategy for penetrating the energy market in the independent states of the former Soviet Union. The working group should— (1) work with officials from the independent states in creating an environment conducive to United States energy investment; (2) help to coordinate assistance to United States companies involved with projects to clean up former Soviet nuclear weapons sites and commercial nuclear waste; and (3) work with representatives from United States business and industry involved with the energy sector to help facilitate the identification of business opportunities, including the promotion of oil, gas, and clean coal technology and products, energy efficiency, and the formation of joint ventures between United States companies and companies of the independent nations.
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