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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1562

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988 s t r a t ^ e s and in obtaining new business in domestic and foreign markets.



Not later than December 1, 1988, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study and submit a report to the Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Small Business of the Senate, as well as to other appropriate committees of the Senate, and to the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Waj^ and Means of the House of Representatives on the costs incurred by small businesses in pursuing rights and remedies under the trade laws. Such report shall include an analysis of— (1) the costs incurred by small businesses (and trade associations whose membership is primarily small business) in pursuing investigations under the trade remedy laws, including— (A) antidumping investigations and proceedings under title V n of the Tariff Act of 1930; (B) countervailing duty investigations and proceedings under section 303 or title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; (C) unfair trade practice investigations under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930; (D) investigations under chapter 1 of title i n of the Tariff Act of 1974; (E) import relief investigations under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974; (F) market disruption investigations under section 406 of the Trade Act of 1974; and (G) national security relief investigations under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962; (2) the extent of assistance and information provided by the Trade Remedy Assistance Office of the United States International Trade Commission; (3) the ability of small businesses to generate the information and resources needed for such investigations; and (4) the costs and benefits to the Federal Government of either— (A) providing reimbursement to small businesses for legal expenses incurred in pursuing trade remedies; or (B) providing direct legal assistance to small businesses. 15 USC 631 note.


(a) SEMINAR.—The Administration shall conduct a National Seminar on Small Business Exports within one year following enactment of this Act in order to develop recommendations designed to stimulate exports from small companies. The Seminar shall build upon the information collected by the Administration through previously conducted regional small business trade conferences. (b) ASSISTANCE BY EXPERTS.—For the purpose of ascertaining facts and developing poUcy recommendations concerning the expansion of United States exports from small companies the Seminar shall bring t(^ether individuals who are experts in the fields of intemationed trade and small business development and representatives of small businesses, associations, the labor community, academic institutions, and Federal, State and local governments.