§17-16B-11. Study of feasibility of establishment of export trading company.

(a) The authority may assist business in the formation of joint venture to function as an export trading company. The authority may conduct feasibility studies to ascertain the feasibility of such a joint venture.

(b) The authority shall study whether the formation of such an entity would aid and assist West Virginia businesses in the export of goods. In the event that such company is financially feasible, the authority is authorized to create a quasi-public corporation, under the authority's control, to perform such function. The authority may advance seed money to such corporation to get it established: Provided, That the obligations of such quasi-public corporation shall not be considered obligations of the authority.

(c) The authority is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations to establish the duties, powers and obligations of any export trading company to be established under this section.