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Sec. 32-501. Commissioner's duties re international trade. State business trade with African countries.
Sec. 32-501. Commissioner's duties re international trade. State business
trade with African countries. (a) The commissioner shall have jurisdiction over the
coordination of trade development activities in the state. The commissioner shall initiate,
conduct and coordinate the implementation of Department of Economic and Community
Development programs to promote and assist Connecticut businesses with international
trade. The commissioner shall be responsible for planning, developing and administering such programs and may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of
chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of sections 32-500 to 32-512, inclusive.
(b) The commissioner may give priority in such programs to promoting and assisting Connecticut businesses with regard to trade with African countries with whom
the United States has diplomatic relations.
(P.A. 94-237, S. 2, 14; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-135, S. 1, 4; P.A. 05-191, S. 9.)
History: P.A. 94-237 effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of
Economic Development with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 97-135
designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added new Subsec. (b) re assistance to state businesses trading with
African countries, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 05-191 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting obsolete provision re commissioner's submittal of report by January 1, 1998.