Global Markets & TPP

August 14th, 2019 by

In an August 14 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president and CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the role that America’s small businesses play in trade, especially with China.  In addition, she highlights the effects of the trade war with China across industries, and how this is specifically hurting small businesses: “More than 75 percent of American […]

August 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In December 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am a Tariff Man.” In fact, Trump’s pro-tariff stance goes back to the 1980s. However, higher tariffs – like any other tax increases – are bad news for U.S. consumers, entrepreneurs, businesses and workers. Indeed, the anti-growth trade policies of the Trump administration […]

July 10th, 2019 by

USMCA FACT SHEET The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) is a vital pact that fully modernizes the NAFTA agreement. The agreement will enhance and expand growth opportunities for small businesses and startups, and will strengthen U.S. entrepreneurship and investment. USMCA is critical to U.S. entrepreneurship and small business growth. Congress must ACT NOW to pass […]

July 5th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Neil Cavuto on July 5 discuss the stellar Jobs Report (+224,000), the markets, and what the Federal Reserve does next on interest rates. Karen said a lot can happen on trade policy between now and July 31, which could impact the decision to cut rates and by […]

July 3rd, 2019 by

On July 2, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Yahoo! Finance to discuss US-China trade standoff and how it is impacting orders for Christmas wrapping paper, and small to mid-size businesses in general. Did you know approximately 70% of holiday gift wrapping paper comes from China? (Read the article about the interview’s content, […]

July 3rd, 2019 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Policy matters. If it didn’t, why would anyone care what went on in Washington D.C.? Of course, we’d all be much better off if policy didn’t matter much, but given the size and scope of government, that’s not the case. One of the most glaring examples of how policy matters […]

June 21st, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Neil Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast on Fox Business (June 21) to discuss positive signs on the trade front (particularly with China), the outlook for the economy, and renewed momentum behind USMCA’s passage. Watch the clip here: …

June 17th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the proposed changes to the Section 301 tariffs on China. In the comments, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan urged the Trump Administration to reconsider imposing additional tariffs on Chinese […]

June 17th, 2019 by

Mr. Joseph Barloon General Counsel Office of United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, D.C.  20508   Comments submitted via   Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation Docket Number: USTR-2019-0004   Dear Mr. Barloon: On behalf of […]

June 8th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on border control and migration issues, and the tariffs will not go into effect on June 10. “Small […]

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