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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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House Deal on Ex-Im Bank

June 26, 2019

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee agreed to a long-term deal that would keep Ex-Im Bank operational for seven years.

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Trump Calls for Tariffs on Mexican Imports

May 31, 2019

Yesterday, President Trump announced plans to impose a five percent tariff on all goods entering the U.S. from Mexico unless Mexico addresses the flow of illegal immigration coming to the U.S. Absent action by Mexico, the tariffs would begin June 10 and could increase to 25 percent by early-October. Mexican...

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