Global Markets & TPP

March 12th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest report on international trade in goods and services on March 7. The numbers not only provide an opportunity to get a picture on the latest trends in U.S. trade, but also to reflect on the direction of U.S. trade policy and its possible […]

February 28th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As the negotiations proceed to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is critical to keep in mind that since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, it has been an overwhelming positive for each party to the agreement – that is, the United States, Canada and Mexico – including […]

February 20th, 2018 by

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Re: PRC Docket No. ACR2017; Comments Related to Inbound Letter Post   Dear Commissioners Taub, Acton, Langley, and Hammond: The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is a nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For nearly twenty five years, SBE […]

January 30th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan– Entrepreneurs have entered 2018 with solid optimism and a strengthening economy.  Indeed, the keys to small business growth and healthy entrepreneurship hinge on strong and sustainable economic growth and the continuance of policies that lift government imposed barriers, encourage capital formation and investment. To that end, entrepreneurs are hopeful that President Trump and Congress will […]

January 26th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist The latest topline number of GDP growth from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis was a little disappointing given the strong two previous quarters and positive momentum in the economy. Our optimism now means we have higher expectations for great numbers and performance, which, in itself, […]

January 8th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Through the first 11 months of 2017, according to the latest report on international trade from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, exports and imports expanded. That’s good news for the U.S. economy. In November 2017, U.S. exports took a nice jump higher, after a slight decline in October. Through the […]

December 6th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free international trade remains central to the immediate and long-run growth and well-being of the U.S. economy, including for entrepreneurs, small businesses, workers and consumers. Quite simply, reducing governmental barriers to trade and keeping such barriers low are central to expanding opportunities, reducing costs, and increasing choices. The U.S. trade picture, […]

November 18th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The rest of the world continues to work to roll back barriers to international trade. Meanwhile, the U.S. is meandering and pulling back, thereby reducing opportunities for American small businesses and entrepreneurs in the global marketplace. While supporting positive efforts to provide tax and regulatory relief, President Trump’s direction on international […]

November 11th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating The latest trade data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis offered good news in terms of both export and import growth. It must be kept in mind that both exports and imports (in nominal terms) declined in 2016 and in 2015. From January to May of this year, exports basically […]

October 27th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- International trade often gets portrayed as being all about the big guys – whether it’s big businesses or even big cities. Reality is quite different. International trade is very much about small businesses and, as noted in a new Pew Research analysis, small counties across America. Trade and […]

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