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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 […]

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 […]

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