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Two SBA National Winners from Northeast Ohio

April 11, 2019

2019 Small Business Week: Two National Winners from Northeast Ohio Release Date: April 8, 2019                          Contact: Patricia Welsh 216-522-4172 patricia.welsh@sba.gov Release Number: 4-8-19                                               Dan Bowerman 614-728-0989 dan.bowerman@development.ohio.gov CLEVELAND — Akron-based EarthQuaker Devices LLC and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University have been honored with national awards from the…

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ITA

ITA launches new webpage on the USMCA

April 8, 2019

The US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has launched a new webpage on the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which centralizes information on the agreement. The new webpage has all the latest information on the agreement including: the U.S. Trade Representative’s issue and state fact sheets; the USMCA Agreement text; Advisory Committee and Small…

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USTR

Ohio USMCA Fact Sheet

March 1, 2019

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to rebalance and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement into a 21st century, high-standard trade deal. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will better serve the interests of American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses and support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer…

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New BIS initiative to assist small and new-to-export companies understand and comply with the EAR

November 29, 2018

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announces an initiative to assist small and new-to-export companies to better understand and comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Information for Small Business: BIS has developed a Small Business page at www.bis.doc.gov/smallbiz to provide an introduction to the requirements of the EAR.  The webpage features a new…

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ITA

New ITA Market Diversification Tool!

November 26, 2018

Thinking about exploring new export markets, but don’t know where to start your research? Feeling overwhelmed by data? The International Trade Administration’s new Market Diversification Tool can help you identify potential new export markets using your current trade patterns. Just enter what products you make and the markets to which you currently export, and the…

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Latest Information on US Tariffs and Foreign Retaliatory Tariffs

October 4, 2018

Section 301 Investigations – China Forced Technology Transfer Investigation –  https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/record-section-301-investigation Section 232 Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel  https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/entry-summary/232-tariffs-aluminum-and-steel Section 232 Investigations : The Effect of Imports on the National Security – https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/office-of-technology-evaluation-ote/section-232-investigations Current Foreign Retaliatory Actions  https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/tradedisputes-enforcement/retaliations/tg_ian_002094.asp

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ITA

New Interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor from ITA

September 17, 2018

ITA Global Steel Trade Monitor Last Monday, ITA released the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor.  The monitor, developed by experts in the Enforcement & Compliance agency provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. To keep up on the latest…

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ITA

Foreign Retaliation in Response to U.S. 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariffs – Information from Foreign Governments

July 12, 2018

A number of countries and U.S. trading partners have imposed or announced their intent to impose retaliatory tariffs on specific exports from the United States in response to the United States’ Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States. To assist U.S. companies in identifying those exports impacted by retaliatory tariffs,…

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July 2018 update on Section 232 Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts

July 9, 2018

On May 23, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce initiated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, to determine the effects on the national security of imports of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts. As part of its investigation, on May 30, 2018, the…

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USTR

UPDATE: Sec. 301 Trade Remedies to be Assessed on Certain Products from China 7/6/18

July 9, 2018

UPDATED VERSION WITH FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAPTER 98 ENTRIES AND INFORMATION ON DRAWBACK ELIGIBILITY BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property,…

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