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FEMA’s How to Help Information

March 31, 2020

The information on FEMA’s how to help has been updated: • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011). o This solicitation requires registration with the System…

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US Customs and Border Patrol

US Customs and Border Protection: Information for Filing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices During COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update to CSMS message 42124872 for instructions to the import community regarding the submission of entry information for personal protective equipment and certain other devices. Following the instructions below will help facilitate the import process for all; especially for products related to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)…

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US Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Paycheck Protection Program

March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they…

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Government Updates on COVID-19

March 6, 2020

To stay up-to-date on the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 (Corona Virus), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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United States Trade Representative

301 Exclusion Extension from USTR: Deadline Feb 15, 2020.

February 6, 2020

U.S. Business Can Request 301 Exclusion Extension from USTR: Deadline February 15, 2020. Section 301 tariff exclusions granted in March 2019 will expire on March 25, 2020. Tariff lines and descriptions of products that were granted exclusions are available for review here.  Requests for possible extension of particular product exclusions granted in March 2019 for…

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United States Trade Representative

President Trump signs USMCA into law

January 30, 2020

On January 29, 2020, President Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 25-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth…

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International Trade Administration

ITA Market Development Cooperator Program is back for 2020

January 22, 2020

Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) awards include financial and technical assistance from the International Trade Administration (ITA) to support projects that help U.S. companies to compete in international markets. An MDCP award establishes a partnership between ITA and non-profit industry groups like trade associations and standards-developing organizations. Such groups are particularly effective in reaching small-…

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United States Trade Representative

TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA

January 16, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed an historic and enforceable agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, and currency and foreign exchange. The Phase One agreement also…

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2020 Ohio Export Internship Program

2020 Ohio Export Internship Program Applications Now Open

December 10, 2019

Increase export sales through the Ohio Export Internship Program! If your company is pursuing international business, hire a college student who has received specialized coursework in exporting. The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse half of the full-time summer wages, up to $3,600. The Ohio Export Internship Program is a strategic partnership between the Development…

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International Trade Administration

USG Infrastructure Export Tools guide now available!

December 6, 2019

The International Trade Administration (ITA) has released the “United States Government Infrastructure Export Tools” guide that identifies federal government tools to support American companies as they compete for infrastructure projects abroad, including where they can be applied along the project life cycle. Foreign governments and U.S. companies should use this as a general guide to…

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