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Aiding Small Business Exports to EU is Focus of Joint USTR/SBA Roundtables

09/10/13

Source: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
Related Topics: Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Small Business Administration will be holding a series of joint roundtables across the U.S. to give small businesses an opportunity to voice their concerns on existing barriers to trade with the European Union. The objective of these events, which will be held as part of broader outreach efforts under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, is to listen to and better understand small businesses’ suggestions on how to reduce and eliminate those barriers and help expand U.S. small business exports to the EU.

The schedule for the roundtables is as follows. Those interested in attending should contact the International Trade Commission for more information.
  • Sept. 9 – Detroit
  • Sept. 10 – Cleveland
  • Sept. 11 – Minneapolis
  • Sept. 12 – Milwaukee
  • Sept. 13 – Chicago
  • Sept. 16 – Raleigh
  • Sept. 17 – Raleigh
  • Sept. 17 – Denver
  • Sept. 18 – Atlanta
  • Sept. 18 – Albuquerque
  • Sept. 19 – Miami
  • Sept. 19 – Houston
  • Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City
  • Sept. 23 – Philadelphia
  • Sept. 23 – Los Angeles
  • Sept. 24 – New York
  • Sept. 24 – Irvine
  • Sept. 25 – Long Island
  • Sept. 25 – Sacramento
  • Sept. 26 – Boston
  • Sept. 27 – Providence
  • Sept. 27 – Fresno
USTR notes that exporters will also be able to convey their concerns and suggestions through public hearings in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 26 and Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8. Business owners who cannot attend the roundtables or public hearings can submit written statements no later than Oct. 15.





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