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  • Small Businesses Benefit from Customs Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congress finished its work on legislation to improve America’s customs and trade programs, opening more doors for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who seek to export their goods. The final version of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, included original text from H.R. 2587, a bill HouseSmall Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced earlier this year. These provisions aim to make various federal and state trade agen... Read more

  • Small Businesses Achieve Victory with House Passage of TPA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

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  • Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington As seen in the Washington Examiner Ninety-nine percent of American companies are actually small businesses, and they employ over half of the entire American workforce. When you stop and consider the fact that only two out of every 100 of those companies participate in international trade, it's obvious we're just not thinking big enough anymore. The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act doesn't just help us think ... Read more

  • Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington As seen in the Washington Examiner Ninety-nine percent of American companies are actually small businesses, and they employ over half of the entire American workforce. When you stop and consider the fact that only two out of every 100 of those companies participate in international trade, it's obvious we're just not thinking big enough anymore. The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act doesn't just help us think... Read more

  • Chabot Introduces Further Legislation to Boost Small Business Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot Introduces Further Legislation to Boost Small Business Trade WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced a second bill this week to boost small business involvement in international trade. H.R. 2587, the State Trade Coordination Act, furthers the efforts of H.R. 2586, the Export Coordination Act, by opening avenues for various federal trade promotion agencies to coordinate instead of duplicate their efforts with state trade agencies. At any given time, mult... Read more

  • Chabot: TPA about "more opportunity for all Americans"
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot: TPA about "more opportunity for all Americans" WASHINGTON--Moments ago, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following opening statement in the Small Business Committee's hearing entitled, "Across Town, Across Oceans: Expanding the Role of Small Business in Global Commerce: "This hearing will come to order. Thank you all for joining us today for this timely and important discussion on trade. "Very often this Committee discusses ways to grow the economy; increase the number of jobs being... Read more

  • GAO Again Confirms Collaboration Among National Trade Programs Lacking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report today upholding the widespread sentiment among the business community that the federal government must enhance collaboration with state and local trade partners, ultimately leading to more small business exports. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) requested the report. “More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the borders of the United States, and the ability to serve these consumers is impo... Read more

  • Tipton Subcommittee Analyzes the Impact of Unfair Trade Practices on Small Business Exporting
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the chairmanship of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), today conducted a hearing to examine the challenges of combating unfair international trade practices, such as dumping, intellectual property (IP) theft, currency manipulation, and other non-tariff barriers to trade and their impact on small business exporting. Trade has become an integral part of the modern economy. American businesses of all sizes exported nearly $2.3 trillion ... Read more

  • Graves Statement On President Obama’s Trade Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on President Obama’s executive order to expedite the completion of the International Trade Data System by December 2016: “Although 95 percent of the world’s market exists outside the United States, only one percent of small businesses participate in the international trade process, and this is primarily due to the complicated and duplicative export process,” said Chairman Graves. “The President’s executive... Read more

  • Subcommittee Examines Efforts to Develop New Trade Markets with USTR Official
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the presiding chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today examined the progress of efforts to open new markets for small exporters with James Sanford, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Small Business, Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness. The Subcommittee examined the status and impact of trade policy on small firms, and heard testimony regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the Trans-Pacific ... Read more