USITC Announces Listening Tour for Small and Medium Exporters to the UK

USITC Announces Upcoming Listening Sessions

U.S. SME Exports: Trade-Related Barriers Affecting Exports
​of U.S. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will hold 14 listening sessions across the United States to gather information for use in its upcoming report to the U.S. Trade Representative concerning trade-related barriers that U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) experience when exporting to the United Kingdom.

Specifically, the USITC is seeking information from U.S. SMEs on trade-related barriers that they believe disproportionately affect their exports to the United Kingdom, as compared to larger U.S. firms. This particularly interests the Commission, considering the uncertainty caused by the approaching withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Interested small- and medium-sized enterprise exporters are invited to participate in the listening sessions. A schedule of listening sessions is listed below; to register, simply click on the registration link for the event that interests you.

The USITC is grateful for the substantial logistical assistance provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration in arranging these listening sessions and the significant assistance of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service in coordinating the listening session event in Salt Lake City, UT. The Commission thanks these agencies as well as U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Small Business Development Centers, and District Export Councils for their ongoing outreach efforts and help in identifying potential exporters who may have an interest in participating in the fact-gathering sessions.

For more information, see: Federal Register Notice

City

Date/Time

Venue

Register

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Small Business Development Center
The Industrial Council of Near West Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

Link

Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

US Bank Centre
Lower Level Auditorium
1350 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Link

Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Duquesne University
The Power Center
1015 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Link

Boston, MA
 

NOTE – USITC Listening Session in conjunction with Massachusetts Export Center's Export Expo

Friday,
Dec. 7, 2018;
12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.

State Transportation Building
2nd Floor, Conference Center
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

Link

Seattle, WA

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office
2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121

Link

San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

U.S. Small Business Administration
455 Market St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Link

San Diego, CA

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

U. S. Small Business Administration
550 West C Street, Suite 550
San Diego, CA 92101

Link

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Port of Los Angeles Board Meeting Room
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Link

Houston, TX

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Greater Houston Partnership Tower
701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77010

Link

Dallas, TX

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8828 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 550-B
Dallas, TX 75247

Link

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Louisville, KY

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chef Space
1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203

Link

Charleston, SC

Friday,
Dec. 7, 2018;
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Charleston County Public Services Building
Lonnie Hamilton III (P.S.B.)
4045 Bridge View Drive
Charleston, SC 29405

Link

Salt Lake City, UT

NOTE – USITC Listening Session in conjunction with Discover Global
​Markets Event

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Link

New York, NY

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ted Weiss Federal Building
290 Broadway, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Link