Global Markets & TPP

August 21st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) echoed President Donald Trump’s call for action yesterday, which implored the U.S. Senate to quickly act on the House-Senate compromise (H.R. 1057 and S. 372) of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Protection Act (STOP ACT). The bipartisan legislation passed the […]

August 10th, 2018 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the strong 4.1 percent real GDP growth rate in the second quarter of this year was fed, in part, due to strong export growth (+9.3 percent). But can we expect that to last given the impact of tariffs being pushed by the […]

July 25th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – A joint statement today by President Donald Trump and European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reflects future actions that will lead to lower trade barriers and other benefits for American business, which is great news for entrepreneurs, according to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & […]

July 2nd, 2018 by

Postal Regulatory Commission 901 New York Avenue, NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20268   RE: Docket No. IM2018-1, 407 Public Comment   Dear Chairman Taub, As an advocacy organization for small business owners and entrepreneurs, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) expresses its gratitude to the Commission for maintaining an ongoing dialogue surrounding […]

July 2nd, 2018 by

The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.  20230   Subject: Section 232 Automobile and Automotive Parts Imports Investigation, docket number DOC-2018-0002 Dear Secretary Ross, The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the investigation into the effects of national […]

June 11th, 2018 by

There is a lot of activity on the trade front. Here is the latest update. by Karen Kerrigan- Since our founding nearly 25 years ago, SBE Council has be a big supporter of trade and opening global markets for small businesses. Of late, our members have expressed deep concerns about the impact of tariffs on […]

June 7th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Compared to the same time last year, U.S. international trade has shown growth – though with some concerns in the most recent months’ numbers. Exports As detailed in the latest trade report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, real U.S. exports over the period of January to April 2018 were […]

May 21st, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- May is Global Trade Month, which serves as a great reminder that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of U.S. borders. America’s small businesses already dominate the global marketplace. Did you know that 76.2 percent of U.S. exporters have fewer than 20 employees, and 86.7 percent have fewer than 50 workers? […]

May 18th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On Wednesday, May 16, I had the opportunity to testify at a United States Trade Representative hearing on “Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.” Specifically, the USTR sought comments on proposed tariffs on some $50 billion […]

May 11th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Entrepreneurs need strong IP standards in NAFTA to compete, raise capital, expand globally Washington, D.C. – The nation’s leading advocacy group for entrepreneurs and small businesses is urging U.S. leaders re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to immediately focus on strengthening intellectual property (IP) standards, as a modernized pact […]

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