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U.S. Exports Set Record for Fifth Consecutive Year

U.S. Exports Set Record for Fifth Consecutive Year

On Feb. 5, the Department of Commerce released their FY 2014 export data showing that U.S. exports of goods and services reached a record of $2.345 trillion, a 2.9 percent increase and set a record for the fifth year in a row.

Ex-Im Debate Revived with House Bill Introduction

Last week, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), along with 57 cosponsors, introduced a bill, supported by NSBA and its international trade arm SBEA, which would reauthorize Ex-Im Bank for five years along with a number of reforms.

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Bicameral Trade Agenda Hearings Held on the Hill

Yesterday, (USTR) Michael Froman testified before the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Ways and Means Committee on the importance of Trade Promotion Authority renewal.

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Small Business Reaction to State of the Union Address

Tonight’s State of the Union Address from President Barack Obama held mixed implications for America’s small business: NSBA applauds the President’s efforts to expand global trade opportunities but is wary of tax reform proposals that leave out the overwhelming majority of small firms.

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NSBA Attends White House Briefing on Global Trade

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.

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New Report: SME’s Will Benefit from TTIP

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.

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Lawmakers Focus on Continuing Resolution

Congress has less than ten legislative days before current government funds run out on Sept. 30, making one of their top priorities in coming days the passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded.

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Included in CR

With only 21 days left until the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. charter expires, House Republican leaders are considering extending the Bank’s charter through June 2014 as part of a larger continuing resolution.

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Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.

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The Atlantic Council: TTIP and SME Survey

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.

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