The Export Achievement Award was created in 2001 by the U.S. Commercial Service to recognize small and medium-sized businesses that have successfully started exporting or that have successfully entered a new export market.
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On the left Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of the 46th Congressional District, and on the right Director George Tastard of the Commerce Department.
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The award, established by the United States Congress in 1979, is issued by the Congressional Award Foundation (CAF) which has been unanimously re-authorized by every Congress and president since Jimmy Carter and, most recently, on July 7, 2010 by President Barack Obama.