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December 20, 2005
Trading nations move toward streamlining customs clearances
PRESS RELEASE SBEA Lauds WTO Progress in Cutting Customs Delays and Costs Dec. 20, 2005 Hong Kong — The Small Business Exporters Association of the United States (SBEA) today commended the member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the progress they made at the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Meeting in several areas affecting smaller [Read More]
September 16, 2005
Get advice on selling to major exporting companies at SBEA’s upcoming conference
Would you like to learn about a huge exporting sales channel that most smaller companies haven’t discovered? Then come to SBEA’s upcoming conference on “Global Supply Chain Sales for Smaller Companies.” You’ll get the facts on how to sell to LARGER companies that export. Your company can use these sales to participate in the growth [Read More]
September 15, 2005
Ex-Im Bank Offering Longer Terms, Reduced Paperwork For Exports of Renewable Water and Energy Equipment
Ex-Im Bank recently announced liberalized terms on the financing of renewable water and energy equipment exports. Now exports of this equipment can qualify for repayment terms of up to 15 years, but still be treated as “medium term” financing deals. Normally, “medium term” deals are not extended beyond five years and they are almost never [Read More]
February 8, 2005
SBEA members to have exclusive access to new source of trade leads in Mexico
SBEA members will soon have exclusive access to a new source of trade leads in Mexico. That’s one of the benefits which will flow from a recent agreement between SBEA, the oldest and largest association of smaller exporters in the U.S. and Canacintra, Mexico’s leading business association. Nearly all of Canacintra’s 37,000 members purchase goods [Read More]
February 2, 2005
SBEA conference on May 20 to help smaller companies access global supply chains
Small and mid-sized companies will learn how to sell to the global supply chains of major exporters, under a program that SBEA and others will begin offering later this year. The program will launch with a conference and matchmaking event in Los Angeles on 20 May 2005. SBEA’s partners in this project will be U.S. [Read More]
November 29, 2004
Congress Approves Funding to Maintain Outreach to Smaller Exporters
Thanks to a concerted effort by many small company exporters, Congress has approved funding to maintain the Small Business Administration’s highly-successful outreach to small exporters. A Congressional appropriation made in late November will allow SBA to maintain its export finance specialists in more than a dozen U.S. Export Assistance Centers around the nation. Many export [Read More]
October 19, 2004
EU penalties on some U.S. exports apparently ending soon
The European Union has signaled that its trade penalties against selected U.S. exports will end soon. The EU strongly implied that the sanctions would be removed in response a law that the President recently signed repealing two tax provisions for exporters. The EU had battled against those provisions, and won, in the World Trade Organization [Read More]
October 11, 2004
New U.S. action against intellectual property theft
A group of federal government agencies has banded together in the most ambitious plan yet to fight intellectual property theft. The agencies, which include the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Commerce, as well as the U.S. Trade Representative, will focus on countries where piracy of patents, trademarks and copyrights, counterfeiting of goods, and [Read More]
July 26, 2004
Congress Approves Trade Agreements With Australia, Morocco
Smaller U.S. exporters should soon discover a variety of new exporting opportunities in Australia and Morocco, after the U.S. Congress approved free trade agreements with those two nations in mid-July. Australia will henceforth allow over 99% of U.S. manufactured goods to enter duty-free, and Morocco will do the same for over 95% of U.S. industrial [Read More]

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