Senate Finance Chair Releases New Trade Legislation

May 21, 2021

On May 18, Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden released legislation that would bring back multiple tariff-reduction programs, designed to make some imports less expensive for U.S. firms and to promote trade with developing countries.


USMCA Now in Effect

July 1, 2020

Today, the USMCA goes into full effect with many promising provisions aimed directly at bolstering America's small businesses.


Phase One China Deal Signed

January 15, 2020

Earlier today, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a “phase one” deal on trade, focusing on agricultural exports and China’s forced technology transfer.


Spending Bill Extends Ex-Im Bank

December 18, 2019

Included in the House-approved spending bill is a provision to extend by seven years Ex-Im Bank's authorization and increase its required small-business export financing.


Ex-Im Bank Reauth Bill Introduced

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 25, a new bill was introduced to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) for 10 years. The legislation—H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019—was posted on the House Committee on Financial Services website ahead of a committee markup on Tuesday. The bank’s charter was...


NSBA Urges Action on USMCA

July 10, 2019

On Tuesday, July 10, 2019, the National Small Business Association is joining the USMCA Day of Action in urging Congressional action to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Passage of USMCA has been a key priority for NSBA and was a focal point in our recent member fly-ins where small-business leaders...