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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

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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