H.R.5188 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to make grants for operation of export promotion vessels, and for other purposes.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 08/09/1988)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/19/1988 Referred to Subcommittee on Merchant Marine. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5188 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/09/1988)
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to operators of eligible vessels for export promotion and facilitation activities, including: (1) exhibition, promotion, and facilitation of sales in foreign countries; (2) establishment of dealer and distributor networks; (3) establishment and maintenance of a computerized directory of goods and services manufactured or produced in the United States; (4) maintenance of a team of technical and sales personnel to represent goods and services exhibited on the vessel; and (5) operation and maintenance of the vessel. Includes among eligibility criteria a requirement that a vessel have areas specifically designed for exhibitions, conferences, seminars, training activities, and workshop facilities.
Prohibits using vessels for unrelated activities. Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance to grant recipients. Provides for inspections of vessels.