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"US Trade Rep: Small-Business Exports Could Be Higher"

01/19/2010 - 5:31pm

Earlier today, USTR welcomed a report produced by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) that will enhance USTR's efforts to make American trade policy more responsive to the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises wishing to export around the world and grow good jobs for workers here at home.

Read excerpts from a Dow Jones article on the report below:

"All of us here at USTR want America's small- and medium-sized businesses to be able to export more around the world and to hire more people here at home," [USTR Ron] Kirk said.

The study, designed to provide a "snapshot" of the 250,000 small and medium- sized U.S. businesses that export goods, was released ahead of a conference of U.S. officials Thursday in Washington that will focus on policies to increase export opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses."

Read the full article here.