Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Update

September 27, 2011

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank), a self-sustaining federal agency, is the official export credit agency (ECA) of the U.S. It helps finance American exports of manufactured goods and services, with the objective of contributing to the employment of U.S. workforce, primarily in circumstances when alternative financing is not available....

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Exporting Round-up

August 17, 2011

Traditionall a very bright spot in an otherwise dim economy, the last few months have seen some less-than-stellar news on exporting. According to the  U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. exports slowed in June, the most recent month for which data is available. On the other hand, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S....

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Moves Forward, SBEA Testifies

July 6, 2011

Lawmakers in the U.S. House continue working on legislation, the Securing American Jobs Through Exports Act of 2011 (H.R. 2072), to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) which currently is set to expire Sept. 30, 2011. On the other side of the Capitol, NSBA’s David Ickert, of Air...

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Exporting Round-up

July 5, 2011

U.S. exporting continues to grow and expand its role in the overall U.S. economy. The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) recently reported increased finance authorizations for U.S. exporters and an important benchmark in their Global Access for Small Business program, and also recently released a report outlining their...

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Ex-Im Bank Reauth Begins, Small Biz Lending Up

June 1, 2011

With just a few months remaining for Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank), lawmakers are now in the process of holding oversight hearings and crafting draft legislation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs recently held a hearing on Ex-Im Bank’s activities...

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Commerce, House Address Export Controls

May 31, 2011

A new rule has been implemented by the Department of Commerce to update and harmonize internationally the dual-use export control list. This rule will bring the U.S. in-line with recent changes to an international arrangement. Meanwhile, legislation has been introduced in the House by Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member...

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Exporting Round-Up

May 4, 2011

The arena of exporting has seen a good deal of action in recent weeks. President Barack Obama has announced the nomination of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as Ambassador to China and the administration and Congress continue to push forward on key Free Trade Agreements. Additionally, decreases in the trade deficit...

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Exporting Round-Up

March 29, 2011

Exporting continues to be a key interest of small businesses. In recent weeks, NSBA board member Les Bowen was appointed to the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) while the Export Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) approved record highs in export financing and prepares for their...

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