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July 22, 2007
World SME Expo Offers China Opportunities for U.S. Exporters
It’s a statistic we rarely hear, but China is the world’s fastest-growing market for U.S. EXPORTS. Smaller U.S. exporters sizing up the China market should consider the well-organized and growing “World SME Expo” trade show put on each year in Hong Kong. This year’s show takes place December 12-14th. Unlike many China trade shows, this [Read More]
July 12, 2007
Bipartisan agreement on trade policy should permit new trade agreements to go forward
Pending trade agreements between the U.S. and Panama, Peru, Columbia and South Korea are back on the front burner after a sort of “domestic trade agreement” was finalized in late June. The new bipartisan deal on U.S. trade policy should permit these and future trade agreements between the United States and other nations to gain [Read More]
May 17, 2007
Meet Commercial Service Officers from U.S. Embassies Around the World at a Special Event in Washington
Many U.S. Embassies around the world have Commercial Service officers on staff to help American companies sell their products in those countries. You could spend a fortune traveling to the embassies to meet these Commercial Service officers – or you could attend one event in Washington and meet dozens of them. The event is called [Read More]
April 17, 2007
Meet Commercial Service Officers from U.S. Embassies Around the World at a Special Event in Washington
Here’s a chance to save a bundle of money in making key exporting contacts. Savvy exporters know that one of the best ways to get acquainted with foreign markets, buyers and distributors is to work with “Commercial Service” officers who are posted to U.S. Embassies in the exporter’s target markets. These Commercial Service officers, who [Read More]
January 5, 2007
New Effort to Remove Obstacles to International Trading by Small Companies
Smaller companies that want to be active in international trade face an array of obstacles, some domestic and some foreign. These barriers include tariffs, nontariff barriers like quotas and requirements to have business partners in a destination market, customs procedures, and domestic regulations. The bad news is: while most of these barriers affect companies of [Read More]
December 27, 2006
Access a Growing Source of Foreign Sales of U.S. Products
Billions of dollars in foreign sales opportunities await smaller companies — in a market that many may have overlooked. It’s a market with very little credit risk, and one that increasingly supplies its own financing. Sound interesting? You can learn more at an upcoming national conference. About $50 billion in purchases a year – that’s [Read More]
December 22, 2006
President Signs Bill Strengthening Small Business Access to Export Financing
PRESS RELEASE Washington, December 21, 2006 Legislation to improve small business access to export financing – that was strongly backed by the Small Business Exporters Association of the United States – was signed by the President yesterday evening. “This is some of the most important legislation ever passed to aid small American companies that need [Read More]
October 10, 2006
Small exporters benefit from new Export-Import Bank charter approved by U.S. Senate
Smaller exporters would see improved access to export financing under legislation approved by the U.S. Senate on September 30th. The Senate agreed to re-charter the Export-Import Bank of the United States for another five years, while adding new requirements to sharpen the Bank’s focus on smaller exporters. Although the number of Ex-Im small business transactions [Read More]
October 7, 2006
Visit the National Conference of District Export Councils
“Adversity and the Benefits of International Trade,” is the intriguing title of an upcoming national conference of exporters. To be held in New Orleans, the conference will highlight how the Gulf Coast region is using international trade as one of the building blocks of its recovery from Hurricane Katrina. In addition to this topic, the [Read More]

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