On September 6, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the dates for a series of roundtables the agency will hold, with the assistance of the Small Business Administration, across the U.S. The USITC is seeking information for a report that will identify trade-related barriers that U.S. SMEs perceive as disproportionately (compared to large firms) affecting their exports to the European Union (EU). Upcoming roundtables are scheduled for Chicago (9/13), Philadelphia (9/23), Raleigh (9/16), Los Angeles (9/23), Atlanta (9/17), New York (9/24), Denver (9/17), Irvine (9/24), Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (9/18), Sacramento 9/25(), Albuquerque (9/18), Boston (9/26), Houston (9/20), Providence (9/27), Salt Lake City (9/20), and Fresno (9/27). Public hearings will be held in San Jose, CA on September 26 and Washington, D.C. on October 8.
- Information on how to participate in the roundtables and public hearings, including the deadlines for each.
- Federal Register notice: Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union; Institution of Investigation and Scheduling of Hearing
- Advocacy contact: Sarah Bresolin Silver at 202-205-6790