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May 4, 2016
SBEA Releases Small-Business Exporting Survey
NSBA and SBEA, in partnership with Livingston International, today released the 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey which found less growth in exporting.
October 20, 2015
What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Your Small Business
Join SBEA, the National Small Business Association and Andrew Quinn, the U.S. Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion on what the TPP means for your small business. As a lead negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Mr. [Read More]
October 5, 2015
TPP Deal Good for Small Business
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
Ex-Im Bank’s Charter Expires
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
New Trade Report: Exports Help U.S. Jobs, Growth
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
Ex-Im Debate Moves Forward, Reauth Push Continues
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
SBA to Award $17 Million for Small Biz Exports
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
Senate Shows Support for Ex-Im Bank; Offers Bills
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
U.S., Korea Trade Deal Marks Third Anniversary
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
Are you importing? Should you be…?
SBEA corporate partner Livingston International explains why importing can be an excellent strategy for expanding your small business and improving your bottom line.

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