USTR Seeks Probe Of Small-Business Export Strategy

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is requesting an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission into the export process for America's small and medium-sized companies, as part of a new initiative aimed at helping such businesses bolster their trade opportunities.

In announcing the move Tuesday, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said the effort was meant to increase jobs domestically as such companies sell more goods and services on the global market, citing trade as a major tool for the country's economic recovery.

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