Exporting: Learning the Ropes

October 22, 2015

NSBA Partner Livingston has put together a list of key questions to ask yourself before you start exporting to ensure that your shipments will reach their destination without the hassle.

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What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Your Small Business

October 20, 2015

Join NSBA, SBEA and Andrew Quinn, the U.S. Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion on what the TPP means for your small business. As a lead negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),...

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Discharge Petition Brings Ex-Im Closer to Renewal

October 14, 2015

Ex-Im Bank is one step closer to being reauthorized, after Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) filed a discharge petition--the first successful one of its kind in nearly a decade--to force a floor vote in the House on legislation to renew Ex-Im. The move to save Ex-Im represents the first successful discharge petition in nearly a decade, as it is a rare legislative procedural maneuver that bypasses the usual process of moving legislation through a committee to the House floor. Last week, approximately 42 Republicans joined nearly every Democrats to reach the necessary signatures needed to force a vote—expected on Oct. 26—to renew Ex-Im’s charter. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, became the 218th signature on the Ex-Im discharge petition, setting the bill up for a full House vote likely later this month.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 7, 2015

After nearly eight years of negotiations, on Oct. 5, the U.S. along with 12 other Pacific Rim nations announced a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that stands to improve small-business access to foreign markets.

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Some House Republicans Aim to Force Ex-Im Vote

October 7, 2015

A group of House Republicans are attempting to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank through a rare legislative procedural maneuver that would bypass the process of moving legislation through a committee to the House floor.

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TPP Deal Good for Small Business

October 5, 2015

NSBA and its international arm, the Small Business Exporters Association applaud today’s groundbreaking approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that stands to improve small-business access to foreign markets.

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House Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Reboot

September 30, 2015

On Sept. 25, legislation was introduced in the House to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank, and could stand a bettter chance given Speaker Boehner's imminent departure, given he is no longer beholden to the Bank’s powerful opponents.

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Fight Resumes this Fall

September 10, 2015

Among Congress' long list of fall priorities, is reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank which opponents, despite a clear majority of support in the House and Senate, have been able to prevent moving forward since June of this year.

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Despite Long To-Do List, August Recess Begins

August 5, 2015

At the end of this week, all of Congress will begin their August recess during which they will tend to district matters, constituent meetings and ongoing fundraising efforts. Unfortunately, their to-do list remains long and challenging.

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