Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Releases 2011 National Export Strategy: Powering the National Export Initiative to Congress
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, on behalf of the Trade
Promotion Coordinating Committee, today released to Congress the 2011
National Export Strategy: Powering the National Export Initiative (PDF). The report
reinforces the importance of U.S. exports of goods and services, which in 2010
totaled $1.84 trillion, an increase of nearly 17% over 2009 levels, and
supported more than 9 million jobs in the United States.
Starting with this report, the annual National Export Strategy
will fill the essential role of tracking and measuring the federal government’s
progress in implementing the NEI. The TPCC will assess new opportunities and seek
new ways for its agencies to improve coordination and increase
National Export Strategy identifies the four areas of focus during 2011:
- Collaborating with states, metropolitan areas,
and border communities to help U.S. companies successfully export around the
- Encouraging exports by U.S. companies selling
technologies in high-growth sectors;
- Ensuring better data and measurement of U.S.
services sector exporting; and
- Removing barriers to trade, including through
passage of the South Korea, Colombia and Panama trade agreements.