PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global Markets & TPP

October 30th, 2018 by

In an October 30 Op-ed in The Washington Times, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating reviews the dominant role played by U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses in trade with China. He notes that the economy has benefitted tremendously from a range of tax and regulatory initiatives implemented by Congress and President Trump, but tariffs undermine […]

October 16th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On October 16, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) officially notified Congress about the Trump Administration’s intention to negotiate separate trade agreements with the European Union (EU), Japan and Great Britain. The nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs cheered the move, as removing barriers in these key markets will […]

October 12th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free and growing international trade is good news for American consumers, small businesses and workers – expanding opportunity, choices, competition and growth. Imposing barriers to trade, such as tariffs and quotas, achieve the exact opposite, including increasing costs and reducing opportunity. While there are seemingly countless examples of the benefits of […]

October 6th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Are all of the tariffs, retaliation, threats and talk of a trade war beginning to register in the economic data? Well, real GDP growth in the most recent quarter’s data was strong, thankfully. However, the latest trade data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis serves up a warning. Specifically, […]

October 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The nation’s leading advocacy group for entrepreneurs praised trade negotiators for reaching a “new NAFTA” agreement. The trade deal – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – embeds important provisions for small businesses, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said this modern accord […]

September 21st, 2018 by

  In a Washington, D.C. interview that has appeared in several local television markets, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discussed the impact of tariffs – both current and potential – on small businesses: “It’s going to make it more difficult for them to compete. It’s going to raise costs.” Kerrigan said that small […]

September 19th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Canada’s top trade negotiator is currently in Washington for high-level talks on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hammer out the key areas of contention. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

September 17th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed an important package of bills (H.R. 6) to help combat the opioid crises and shutter the flow of deadly fentanyl into the U.S.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan applauded this significant action, and highlighted the […]

August 28th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On August 27, President Donald Trump announced a preliminary US-Mexico Trade Agreement to update NAFTA, which at this point does not include Canada. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement about the preliminary agreement: “It is positive to see […]

August 24th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) applauded a  Presidential Memorandum signed by President Donald Trump on August 23, addressing a severe competitive imbalance that gives foreign shippers favorable rates for packages sent into the U.S., which are far lower than what U.S. small businesses are charged […]

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