The US International Trade Commission needs your input!
If you are exporting to the European Union and have encountered barriers that affect your business, please share your experiences/input with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at a series of Roundtable Meetings in L.A. (Monday, September 23, 2013) and Orange County (Tuesday, September 24, 2013).
The United States has started negotiations on a wide-ranging free trade and investment agreement with the European Union (EU). A key priority is to help U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive worldwide.
The U.S. Trade Representative has asked the USITC to study the trade barriers U.S. SMEs often face when exporting to the EU. We need your input! To learn more, and to register for these meetings, please visit: http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/usitcroundtable/index.asp
Examples of EU trade barriers:
- Content quotas that limit U.S. firms’ sales of audiovisual services in some EU countries
- The complex, costly process for registering chemicals under the EU’s REACH regulation
- Heavy initial and annual fees for accrediting medical devices
Themes we will discuss at the Roundtable Meetings:
- EU-wide barriers to trade faced by U.S. SME exporters across all industries
- Specific trade barriers in individual EU countries
- Suggestions on ways to increase U.S. SME exports to the EU
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Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce