Small business stakeholders are invited to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue being held virtually Friday, April 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Central Time). The Dialogue brings together small and medium-sized businesses and stakeholders, including those representing underserved communities, with government officials to discuss strengthening regional trade and investment with USMCA, enhancing cooperation on issues of mutual interest to SMEs, and helping more small businesses benefit from the USMCA, which will foster economic growth and jobs in communities across North America.
The SME Dialogue is convened annually by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), together with the Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, and the Development Productive Unit and the Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico.
The first USMCA SME Dialogue is being hosted by the United States together with SBA resource partner the University of Texas San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) International Trade Center, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Export Assistance Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The discussion will cover:
- USMCA small business trade resources for exporting and importing under USMCA
- SMEs sharing their best practices for trading across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
- Small business COVID-19 recovery resources
Registration is free of charge and open to SME stakeholder communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. However, space is limited on the online platform and registration is not guaranteed. Therefore, we encourage U.S. SME stakeholders to register early.
Information Courtesy of the SBA Office of International Trade