Summary: H.R.5188 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5188. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.