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Small Business Stakeholders Invited to Attend USMCA SME Dialogue on September 21


Register for the Mexico City Event by September 8

The second United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue will convene on Thursday, September 21, in Mexico City, Mexico. The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) encourages all small business stakeholders to consider attending this important event.

The USMCA SME Dialogue provides a forum for small- and medium-sized businesses and stakeholders—including those that represent underserved communities—to gather with government officials, for the purpose of strengthening regional trade and investment with USMCA; enhancing cooperation on issues of mutual interest to SMEs; and helping more small businesses benefit from the USMCA.

The SME Dialogue is convened by the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, together with the Global Economic Intelligence Unit and the Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, and with Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.

Topics of discussion at the September meeting will include:

  • The experience of women-owned businesses in North American trade
  • Digital inclusion of SMEs
  • Financial inclusion of SMEs
  • Process and procedures to export in North America

Registration is free of charge; participants are responsible for travel expenses and accommodation. Space is limited, and RSVPs are being accepted on a first-come basis. U.S. participants should RSVP as soon as possible, and no later than September 8, to [email protected] with name, organization, city, and state.

View further information, registration details, and the preliminary draft agenda.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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