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NAFTA Renegotiation Meetings


There will be a series of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) outreach meetings on the impact of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on small businesses.

In early 2016, Congress passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), establishing a new role for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy: to facilitate greater consideration of small business issues during international trade negotiations. On May 18, 2017, the President notified Congress of the intent to renegotiate the NAFTA. This triggered Advocacy’s obligations under TFTEA, including a required report for Congress, on the views of small business on the potential economic effects of a renegotiated NAFTA. For this report, Advocacy is hosting another series of outreach meetings across the country, starting next week, to hear from small business affected by international trade with Canada and Mexico. The purpose of Advocacy’s outreach meeting is to hear directly from small businesses on their priorities, opportunities and challenges in a renegotiated NAFTA.

See March schedule below, (which includes the links to the free registration), what we’ve gathered from SBA is that interested businesses can register up to and including the day of the listening sessions.

March 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, March 13th - Detroit, Michigan

1:30 – 4:30 pm NAFTA Modernization Meeting

Woodward Ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI 48034

Information and Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-detroit-mi-tickets-43639913155

Thursday, March 15th - Milwaukee, WI

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm NAFTA Modernization Meeting

Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, 640 S 84th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214

Information and Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-milwaukee-wi-tickets-43640003425

Monday, March 19th - San Antonio, TX

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm NAFTA Modernization Meeting

UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, SBDC Training Room, 501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas, 78207

Information and Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-san-antonio-tx-tickets-43214637143

Tuesday, March 20th - Houston, TX

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm NAFTA Modernization Meeting

Marriott West Loop by the Galleria, 1750 West Loop S., Houston, Texas, 77027

Information and Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-houston-tx-tickets-43213838755

Thursday, March 22nd - Philadelphia, PA

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm NAFTA Modernization Meeting

Paul Peck Alumni Gallery at Drexel University, 32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Information and Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-advocacy-nafta-modernization-outreach-meeting-philadelphia-pa-tickets-43667972080