Recently, the bipartisan, bicameral Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to renew TPA was passed through House and Senate Committees and is now poised for floor action in the coming weeks. that establishes concrete rules for international trade negotiations to help the U.S. deliver strong, high-standard trade agreements that will boost American exports and create new economic opportunities and better jobs for American workers, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs.
Tag Archive: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Recently, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate and House to modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by establishing concrete rules for international trade negotiations.
Yesterday, NSBA participated in a White House Business Council Trade Fly-In where business leaders from across the country met with a host of administration officials and discussed small-business exporting.
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.
NSBA's international trade arm, the Small Business Exporters Association is working with the Atlantic Council on research on the prospective impact of the TTIP agreement on small and medium-sized exporters.
The U.S. International Trade Commission recently released a new report on the various trade barriers facing small firms specifically engaged in trade with the European Union, and includes suggestions for increasing exports to the EU by U.S. small firms.
Last week, the Obama administration released to Congress its 2014 Trade Policy Agenda and 2013 Annual Report which describes steps the administration intends to take to continue pushing for enhanced U.S. exports.
On Tuesday, the Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, led by presiding Chairman Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) held a hearing on small business trade and how international agreements impact small firms.
Efforts to grow U.S.-EU trade for small- and medium-sized businesses continue with a recent meeting in Brussels of officials from the U.S. and EU as well as a speech from Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. trade Representative, on the importance of U.S.-EU trade relations.
Recently, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced they will begin an investigation process to identify trade-related barriers that small and mid-sized businesses face in exporting to the European Union. USITC is soliciting comments and will hold a hearing in early-October.