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June 14, 2010
U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue Held in Washington, D.C.
The inaugural U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue took place in Washington, D.C. between June 1 and June 4. The dialogue led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna enabled the leaders to hold in-depth discussions on global and regional issues including talks about high technology trade, science & technology, civil [Read More]
June 14, 2010
Sec. Locke Leads Clean Energy Trade Mission
From May 15-25, 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke kicked off the first cabinet-level trade mission of the Obama administration. He led the clean energy business development mission to Hong Kong; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Jakarta, Indonesia. The delegation was comprised of approximately 20-25 U.S. firms representing a cross-section of industries that have developed products, [Read More]
April 22, 2010
Sec. Gates Outlines Reforms for Export Controls
On April 20, Defense Secretary Robert Gates addressed a Business Executives for National Security (BENS) audience and outlined the administration’s proposed reforms to the U.S. export controls system. In Aug. 2009, President Barack Obama directed that the National Economic Council and National Security Council to launch a broad-based interagency process to review the overall export [Read More]
April 16, 2010
A Message from the SBEA Chair
If you’ve read a newspaper or visited the White House Web site in the last few weeks, you’ve seen that exporting is big business. We at the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) are committed to raising the profile of, and level the playing field for, small business exporters. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, SBEA [Read More]
March 16, 2010
Obama’s Exporting Speech Addresses Small Biz
More than 1,000 people attended the Ex-Im Bank’s 2010 Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. that featured President Barack Obama as its keynote speaker on March 11. As announced in his State of the Union address, Obama has set a goal of doubling United States exports in the next five years. That initiative is expected [Read More]
March 9, 2010
SBEA, NSBA Releases New Exporting Data
According to a recent survey, nearly half of small-business respondents said they would consider exporting their goods or services if the most significant challenges and barriers were addressed. The National Small Business Association (NSBA) and Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—a council of NSBA—today released the 2010 Small Business Exporting Survey on the state of exporting [Read More]
February 23, 2010
Commerce Secretary Unveils National Export Initiative
Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of his goal of doubling exports over the next five years to support two million jobs here in the U.S., Commerce Secretary Gary Locke unveiled details of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI). During his State of the Union Address, Obama announced his plan to help American businesses, particularly small [Read More]
January 25, 2010
A Victory for Small Business in the U.S. Trade Office
Ambassador Ron Kirk, head of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) office, announced this week that he will be designating a high-level position in his office to focus on promoting the trade-related interests of America’s 29 million small businesses. Long a key issue for the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—NSBA’s exporting council—this announcement is a welcome [Read More]
January 22, 2010
Key Exporting Bills Introduced in Senate
An important export bill strongly supported by the Small Business Exporters Association–the international trade arm of NSBA–is advancing this week to a markup in the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The bill would increase funding and strengthen the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) support for exports. A separate bill to appoint an Assistant U.S. Trade [Read More]

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