SBA Office of Advocacy – Small Business Outreach on Trade Agreements

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in News, SBA, Small Business

Small Business Administration Office of AdvocacyDear Small Business Stakeholder,

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. The Office of Advocacy is tasked with producing a report to Congress evaluating the economic impacts of these trade agreements in negotiations regarding small businesses, particularly in the services, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors, as well as highlighting small business priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Advocacy is conducting outreach to small businesses across the U.S. to better understand important small business concerns regarding trade with these markets and how trade agreements would benefit small businesses.

Your feedback will greatly assist the Office of Advocacy in communicating to Congress how the trade agreements being negotiated will affect your business, and ways it can better serve your interests. Small businesses do not need experience in all three markets to participate, and can provide feedback on a particular market.

For more information on how you can provide your feedback to the Office of Advocacy, please email your name, company, industry and business size (number of employees) to