October 5, 2015 SBEA and the National Small Business Association applaud today’s groundbreaking approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that stands to improve small-business access to foreign markets.
July 1, 2015 At midnight on June 30, the charter of Ex-Im Bank expired due to Congress' failure to reauthorize the Bank before recessing last week, meaning all new projects being considered by Ex-Im will be frozen and the Bank will only service existing deals until Congress acts.
April 17, 2015 On April 9, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman released a new report, entitled: United States of Trade, which shows the benefits of access to global markets and how U.S. exports are helping to support U.S. jobs, economic growth and small businesses across the country. The U.S. of Trade [Read More]
April 17, 2015 With only a few short months remaining for Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank), lawmakers held a joint hearing with the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade and the Oversight and the Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules entitled “Oversight of Efforts to [Read More]
April 17, 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet recently announced that as of April 8 states are now able to apply for cooperative agreements for the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, a key tool to help America’s small businesses increase exports and create jobs in the U.S. For fiscal year (FY) 2015, the [Read More]
April 13, 2015 With less than 100 days remaining until the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im) current charter expires, many in Congress are increasing efforts to ensure the bank is able to continue to provide competitive export financing options.
April 13, 2015 March 15, 2015 marked the three-year anniversary of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement which is producing significant export growth and tangible benefits to American exporters.
April 13, 2015 SBEA corporate partner Livingston International explains why importing can be an excellent strategy for expanding your small business and improving your bottom line.
April 13, 2015 President Barack Obama recently met with small-business exporters to discuss trade issues, and he reiterated his commitment to ensuring U.S. goods and services have access to global markets.
April 13, 2015 In March, Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Trade Enforcement Act (S.758) which will toughen trade enforcement and improve American competitiveness.