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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: https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6050893035001/#sp=show-clips …

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

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel of experts on Neil Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast on June 7, 2019. 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 […]

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 […]

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