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April 13, 2015
Senators Introduce Trade Enforcement Bill
In March, Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Trade Enforcement Act (S.758) which will toughen trade enforcement and improve American competitiveness.
April 13, 2015
USTR Releases 2015 U.S. Trade Barriers Report
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently released the 2015 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, a companion piece to the President’s Trade Policy Agenda published in March.
April 13, 2015
SBEA Member Spotlight: Nathan Muncaster of Polyguard Products
This month, SBEA is spotlighting Nathan Muncaster of Polyguard Products, based in Ennis, Texas which specializes in products that protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances.
April 13, 2015
Pelosi Heads to Asia for Trade-Focused Talks
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation on a five-nation trip to Asia focusing on U.S. relations with the region.
March 18, 2015
Notorious Markets List Aids Anti-Piracy Efforts
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently published a new Notorious Markets report, which lists select marketplaces —online and physical— that reportedly engage in substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting that harms American businesses and workers. This list helps the U.S. and foreign governments to prioritize intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement that protects job-supporting innovation and [Read More]
March 18, 2015
U.S. Exports Reach $189.4 Billion in January
On March 6, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), cialis through the Department of Commerce, released the January 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services data. According to the BEA, the U.S. exported $189.4 billion of goods and services in January 2015, which is 2.9 percent down from $195 [Read More]
March 18, 2015
USTR Releases the President’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda
Last week the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released President Barack Obama’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda. As the lead agency responsible for developing and implementing the President’s trade policy initiatives, the USTR sends the Trade Policy Agenda in conjunction with the Annual Report on trade developments over the past year. Outlined in the 2015 report are [Read More]
March 2, 2015
White House Pushes for Trade Promotion Authority
The White House is working to build bipartisan support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or “fast track” authority, to grant the president the power to negotiate trade pacts.
March 2, 2015
SBEA, NSBA Members Hear from Hon. Steven Preston
Recently, NSBA held its Small Business Congress where the Honorable Steven Preston, CEO of Livingston International, spoke about the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy and various tools available to small firms.
March 2, 2015
U.S. Challenges China’s Export Subsidy Program
On Feb. 11, USTR Michael Froman released a statement announcing that the U.S. has filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization against China’s extensive export subsidy program.