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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue : Empowering Small Business Trade and Investment in North America

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

You are invited to attend the first USMCA Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue via online webinar on Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT) local time in San Antonio, Texas. 

The USMCA SME Dialogue will highlight the benefits of the USMCA trade agreement for small businesses and explore ways that SMEs can better take advantage of increased trade and investment between the three countries. The event will bring together small businesses, government officials, and trade experts to identify new USMCA business opportunities and areas of collaboration between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. 

The USMCA SME Dialogue is convened 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 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. 

*Space is limited and acceptance to the webinar is not guaranteed.  Additional information, including final agenda and the webinar link, to follow upon registration confirmation closer to the event date.

1st United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) | Small and Medium Enterprise Dialogue

Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:45        Welcome Remarks and Q&A from the Governments of Canada, Mexico and United States
  • 10:00 – 11:45    Small Business Trade Resources for USMCA:  Exports and Imports
  • 12:00 – 1:00      USMCA Small Businesses Trade – Success Stories, Challenges and Best Practices 
  • 1:00 – 1:45        Small Business and COVID-19 Recovery Resources
  • 1:45 – 2:00        Concluding Remarks

Organizer

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)