We are having a special conference call led by Elizabeth Nesbitt, International Trade Analyst for Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, U.S. International Trade Commission

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Call-in number: 213-493-0604 code: 813-721-385

The United States Government has started a new study at the U.S. International Trade Commission. It focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs; companies with fewer than 500 employees) in the United States who export to the EU or who are planning to do so.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is preparing a fact-finding study entitled Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union (Inv. No. 332-541). The study, requested by the United States Trade Representative (USTR), will catalogue trade-related barriers that U.S. SMEs perceive as disproportionately affecting their exports to the EU, compared to those of larger U.S. exporters to the EU. SMEs are defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees. The Commission will submit the report to the USTR January 31, 2014.

More information—including deadlines about the hearing and written submissions—is available in the Commission’s Federal Register notice (http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/332/332_541_noticel_3.pdf).

Copies of the request letter and the Commission’s news release are available on the Commission’s website at http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/What_We_Are_Working_On.htm.

Please contact Elizabeth Nesbitt (202-205-3355 or Elizabeth.Nesbitt@usitc.gov) if you are with an SME and interested in participating in the study.

Please join us to discuss this opportunity.


Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association