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June 21, 2004
Tax Refunds for U.S. Exporters?
Congress has been trying to find a way to replace the major tax incentives that were previously offered to U.S. exporters – the “Foreign Sales Corporation” and the “Extraterritorial Income Exclusion”. Both tax breaks were ruled to be illegal export subsidies by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Yet the major tax break that Europeans use [Read More]
April 8, 2004
Small Business Administration export lending resumes
The US Small Business Administration is "back in business" -- making export loans to small companies -- after a "team effort" push, that included the Small Business Exporters Association, convinced Congress to restore the programs. SBA provides short-term and export working capital loans to small business exporters.
January 15, 2004
Perez Appointed to Ex-Im Advisory Committee
SBEA is proud to announce that Ms. Maggie Perez, the CFO of MD International in Miami, FL, has been chosen by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to serve on its Advisory Committee.
December 12, 2003
Steel Tariffs to End
President Bush announced on 4 December that tariffs on imported steel that were imposed 21 months ago would be repealed.
October 24, 2003
Congressional Appropriators Agree to Fund Small Business Export Finance Specialists
In a turnaround, Congressional Appropriators have agreed to continue funding a program that who has helped small companies close more than $3 billion in export deals.
October 21, 2003
SBEA Named First Association Partner for OPIC
OPIC is increasing its focus on smaller companies. Now, SBEA's new partnership with OPIC can help members take advantage of the agency's financing and insurance programs.
June 12, 2003
SBEA sees benefit to smaller exporters in free trade deal with Chile
SBEA recently explained to Congress why we believe the free trade agreement with Chile is good for smaller company exporters in the U.S.

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