Does the Government Really Help Small Business Exporters–An Analysis of Pre-Export Financing Programs under the Small Business Expansion Act of 1980 and the Export Trading Company Act of 1982

Lester, Toni P. | January 1, 1992

This paper will attempt to address these questions by examining the legislation and subsequent regulations that lead to the establishment of the SBA and Eximbank guarantee programs. First, there will be a brief discussion of the types of financing needed by small-business exporters and the problems they face when they try to get financing. The 1980’s legislation, which attempted to redress some of those problems, as well as the regulations and guidelines that were adopted by the SBA and Eximbank to implement that legislation, will then be covered. Finally, based on an evaluation of the above regulations and guidelines, measures to streamline the two programs will be proposed.