PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global Markets & TPP

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 regulations.gov:   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 […]

June 7th, 2019 by

On June 7, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel of experts on Neil Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast. The discussion focused on the surge in the markets and the reasons behind the rally: The prospect of a rate cut? A potential deal with Mexico, which would avoid new tariffs and breathe new life back […]

May 22nd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The current debate over trade policy too often and unfortunately veers off course from sound economics and history. One of the overarching themes among those advocating greater protectionist measures – such as tariffs and quotas – is that a trade deficit is an economic negative. In reality, to the extent that […]

May 21st, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast with Neil Cavuto (June 21) to discuss tariffs and whether they are good for the U.S. and the economy. Kerrigan said there are many other policies that the President can point to enacted under his leadership that have led to strong economic growth, but […]

May 10th, 2019 by

On May 9, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-To-Coast to discuss the latest round of tariffs being imposed by President Trump on China, Chinese negotiation missteps, and whether the strength of the economy has and will serve as a buffer against the costs.  Kerrigan joined David McIntosh, President of the […]

April 19th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On April 18, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) released the report, “U.S.- Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors,” which found that the USMCA agreement would increase U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion and add 176,000 jobs. Small Business & […]

April 18th, 2019 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, international trade continues to be a major question mark for the U.S. economy. In February 2019, both U.S. exports and imports inched ahead. Unfortunately, the trend over the past eight months regarding exports has been generally down, with […]

March 27th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The biggest question mark when it comes to policy and the U.S. economy is trade. And the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis highlights the resulting problems. Exports (seasonally adjusted) were up slightly in January compared to December. January’s monthly exports came in $207.3 billion, which was off […]

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