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Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise “Reasonable Care”

If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection’s Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing merchandise. Also, your small business should look at US Customs and Boarder Protections’s Informed Compliance Publications, which detail a …

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Census.gov Foreign Trade Webinars and Virtual Townhalls

The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of webinars on foreign trade relations (exporting) covering a variety of topics ranging from introduction to exporting to updates on recent regulatory initiatives on www.census.gov. The Bureau also runs virtual town halls on export issues, the next one is November 5. The Go Global series details governmental resources …

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USTDA Consultant Database for Small U.S. Businesses

Interested in obtaining a government contract with the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)? Check out the USTDA’s Consultant Database for U.S. Small Businesses where your small business can register for “agency’s desk study (DS) and definitional mission (DM) contracts for small businesses,” which the USTDA “reserves 100%” for small business. Generally, a DM …

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Superstorm Sandy & Small Business Administration

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest federal disaster loans to New York residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the SBA’s website.According to the SBA there are three ways to apply.1. Apply in person at any Disaster Recovery Center or Business Recovery Center. SBA disaster representatives are at these centers …

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Wondering What Your U.S. Representatives are Doing for Small Business?

Keep tabs on pending and proposed legislation before the U.S. House of Representatives. The House Committee on Small Business is chaired by the Representative from New York. The site contains reports, statements, press releases, and a newsletter. http://www.house.gov/smbiz/ Daniel H. Erskine, an international attorney, practices in New York and Connecticut focusing on international law, civil …

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