September 5, 2018 Recently, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. has reached a preliminary agreement in principle with Mexico in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Subject to finalization and implementation, the U.S.-Mexico agreement aims to support North American manufacturing and mutually beneficial trade for North American farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers. When concluded [Read More]
July 18, 2018 On Thursday, July 19, the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing on two recent nominees from President Donald Trump, including Kimberly Reed, nominee for President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). Reed was named by Trump in June, and would take over for Jeffrey Gerrish who was appointed acting president of Ex-Im [Read More]
June 27, 2018 On June 20, President Donald Trump tapped Kimberly Reed, a former Treasury official and president of the International Food Information Council Foundation, to lead the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), marking the next step forward in the years-long fight to revive the bank. Previously, on April 25, he appointed Jeffrey Gerrish to be the Acting President [Read More]
April 25, 2018 According to the White House, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Jeffrey Gerrish will be named Acting President of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im). Mr. Gerrish will continue his role at USTR while serving at the export credit agency. Ex-Im operates under a renewable general statutory charter, and was extended through Sept. 30, 2019 [Read More]
March 7, 2018 On Thursday, March 1, 2018 President Donald Trump announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports as early as this week. The announcement, made during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives, rattled markets and rankled many Republicans throughout the D.C. Beltway, and resulted [Read More]
January 17, 2018 On Jan. 16, 2018, the House passed the 2017 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act (H.R. 4318), which promises to eliminate $1.1 billion in import tariffs during the next three years and increase U.S. manufacturing output by more than $3.1 billion. Introduced on Nov. 9, 2017, by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Ranking Member [Read More]
October 18, 2017 Talk is continuing to grow that President Donald Trump may pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico and terminate the accord. The fourth round of talks finish in Washington, DC this week, and the negotiations are surrounded by gloom and angst for those with the most invested [Read More]
June 23, 2017 On June 19, NSBA honored five exceptional small-business owners for the 2017 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, including past SBEA Chair David Ickert of Air Tractor, Inc.
May 24, 2017 House Small Business Committee Chair Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) has requested that the Government Accountability Office review the SBA Office of International Trade’s (OIT) State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.
March 23, 2017 The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—the international trade arm of NSBA—is pleased to be a partner with NASBITE International on this year’s World Trade Day and National Small Business Exporter Summit.