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Challenges in SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship will meet for a hearing titled, “Challenges in SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing will review the state of the SBA State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 directed SBA to establish the program to provide grants to states to increase the number of small businesses exploring trade opportunities. Members will hear how the SBA is performing in its management of the program along with compliance and grant challenges facing states and small businesses.

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Ms. Kim Gianopoulos
Director of International Affairs and Trade
Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC

Mr. Hannibal “Mike” Ware
Inspector General
United States Small Business Administration
Washington, DC

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

Witness List

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