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October 18, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiations Update
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
NSBA Honors Exporter David Ickert
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
Chabot Urges Review of SBA Export Grants
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
Upcoming Exporting Events
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.
March 8, 2017
Update on Ex-Im Bank
Last week, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed the need for a mechanism to support financing for U.S. exporters, namely to bolster small-business exports, during an interview on CNBC. 
January 25, 2017
Trump Executive Orders Include TPP Withdraw
President Donald Trump began his presidency with a series of executive orders and memorandums taking aim at the Affordable Care Act (ACA), trade deals and federal workers, among others. The White House has indicated that many more executive orders are expected in the weeks ahead—including ones involving immigration and national security. Over the past several [Read More]
January 10, 2017
Ex-Im Bank 2016 Annual Report
On Jan. 4, the Export-Import Bank released its FY 2016 Annual Report highlighting its support of more than $8 billion in U.S. exports and an estimated 52,000 U.S. jobs.
September 8, 2016
SBEA, NSBA Talks Trade
On Monday, Sept. 26, NSBA President and CEO joined Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker for a discussion on the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its potential impact on global trade for small businesses.
June 15, 2016
Ex-Im Bank: Board Quorum Needed
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) operates under a renewable general statutory charter, and was extended through Sept. 30, 2019 by the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, a surface transportation authorization measure. Enacted on Dec. 4, 2015, the measure lowered Ex-Im Bank’s statutory lending authority (“exposure cap” for outstanding portfolio) [Read More]
May 25, 2016
New Report on Benefits of TPP
On May 18, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a highly anticipated report which estimates the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will boost U.S. annual real income by $57.3 billion by 2032.

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