Exporting Round-Up

March 4, 2015

In this latest Exporting Round-up, NSBA and SBEA discuss efforts to renew fast-track authority, the latest trade numbers, efforts to reauthorize Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and other export-related updates.

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U.S. Exports Set Record for Fifth Consecutive Year

February 11, 2015

On Feb. 5, the Department of Commerce released their FY 2014 export data showing that U.S. exports of goods and services reached a record of $2.345 trillion, a 2.9 percent increase and set a record for the fifth year in a row.

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Ex-Im Debate Revived with House Bill Introduction

February 4, 2015

Last week, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), along with 57 cosponsors, introduced a bill, supported by NSBA and its international trade arm SBEA, which would reauthorize Ex-Im Bank for five years along with a number of reforms.

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Small Business Reaction to State of the Union Address

January 21, 2015

Tonight’s State of the Union Address from President Barack Obama held mixed implications for America’s small business: NSBA applauds the President’s efforts to expand global trade opportunities but is wary of tax reform proposals that leave out the overwhelming majority of small firms.

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New Report: SME’s Will Benefit from TTIP

November 19, 2014

Last week, the Atlantic Council released a new report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which found that it would benefit small and medium-sized businesses in both America and Europe.

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Lawmakers Focus on Continuing Resolution

September 10, 2014

Congress has less than ten legislative days before current government funds run out on Sept. 30, making one of their top priorities in coming days the passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded.

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Included in CR

September 10, 2014

With only 21 days left until the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. charter expires, House Republican leaders are considering extending the Bank’s charter through June 2014 as part of a larger continuing resolution.

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