22 U.S.C. § 5305 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 22. Foreign Relations and Intercourse § 5305. Reporting requirements

(a) Reports required

In furtherance of the purpose of this chapter, the Secretary, after consultation with the Chairman of the Board, shall submit to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate, on or before October 15 of each year, a written report on international economic policy, including exchange rate policy.  The Secretary shall provide a written update of developments six months after the initial report.  In addition, the Secretary shall appear, if requested, before both committees to provide testimony on these reports.

(b) Contents of report

Each report submitted under subsection (a) of this section shall contain--

(1)  an analysis of currency market developments and the relationship between the United States dollar and the currencies of our major trade competitors;

(2)  an evaluation of the factors in the United States and other economies that underlie conditions in the currency markets, including developments in bilateral trade and capital flows;

(3)  a description of currency intervention or other actions undertaken to adjust the actual exchange rate of the dollar;

(4)  an assessment of the impact of the exchange rate of the United States dollar on--

(A)  the ability of the United States to maintain a more appropriate and sustainable balance in its current account and merchandise trade account;

(B)  production, employment, and noninflationary growth in the United States;

(C)  the international competitive performance of United States industries and the external indebtedness of the United States;

(5)  recommendations for any changes necessary in United States economic policy to attain a more appropriate and sustainable balance in the current account;

(6)  the results of negotiations conducted pursuant to section 5304 of this title;

(7)  key issues in United States policies arising from the most recent consultation requested by the International Monetary Fund under article IV of the Fund's Articles of Agreement;  and

(8)  a report on the size and composition of international capital flows, and the factors contributing to such flows, including, where possible, an assessment of the impact of such flows on exchange rates and trade flows.

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