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U.S. International Trade Commission Requests Input on SME Export Study

ANSI members and stakeholders are encouraged to respond

10/01/2018

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites its members and stakeholders to review and respond to the following request for input from the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC):

Elizabeth Nesbitt of the USITC would like to contact U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly those involved with pharma, biopharma, and chemicals (including nanotechnology), who export to the United Kingdom (UK) about USITC’s new study requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President.

The study is titled “U.S. SME Exports: Trade-Related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom (Investigation No. 332-569).” USTR has requested that the USITC provide a public report cataloging trade-related barriers that SMEs (companies with 500 employees or less) perceive as disproportionately affecting U.S. SMEs exporting to the UK, compared to larger U.S. exporters to the UK.

This new study would support the current agenda of The United States-United Kingdom Trade and Investment Working Group, which is assessing ways to strengthen trade and investment ties and provide commercial continuity for U.S. and UK businesses as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. Ms. Nesbitt hopes the SMEs can provide insights into the challenges that U.S. SMEs face when exporting to the UK, as well as suggestions to enhance participation of U.S. SMEs in U.S.-UK trade.

She can be reached by email at Elizabeth.Nesbitt@usitc.gov and by phone at 202-205-3355. For more background on this investigation, please see the Federal Register notice for this investigation.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites its members and stakeholders to review and respond to the following request for input from the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC):

Elizabeth Nesbitt of the USITC would like to contact U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly those involved with pharma, biopharma, and chemicals (including nanotechnology), who export to the United Kingdom (UK) about USITC’s new study requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President.

The study is titled “U.S. SME Exports: Trade-Related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom (Investigation No. 332-569).” USTR has requested that the USITC provide a public report cataloging trade-related barriers that SMEs (companies with 500 employees or less) perceive as disproportionately affecting U.S. SMEs exporting to the UK, compared to larger U.S. exporters to the UK.

This new study would support the current agenda of The United States-United Kingdom Trade and Investment Working Group, which is assessing ways to strengthen trade and investment ties and provide commercial continuity for U.S. and UK businesses as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. Ms. Nesbitt hopes the SMEs can provide insights into the challenges that U.S. SMEs face when exporting to the UK, as well as suggestions to enhance participation of U.S. SMEs in U.S.-UK trade.

She can be reached by email at Elizabeth.Nesbitt@usitc.gov and by phone at 202-205-3355. For more background on this investigation, please see the Federal Register notice for this investigation.

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ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel