Small Business Exchange
Organizing industry to enhance North American competitiveness, while bringing our countries closer together by creating jobs and prosperity in the region.
I N D U S T R Y
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The National Minority Technology Council has organized an international committee on trade focused on the benefits gained from the recent USMCA Trade negotiation. Our members will be informed of the developments pertaining to equity and reciprocity issues for Small and Minority Businesses (SMMB).
O U T R E A C H
Education and Facilitation
Typically, only government entities and institutions are appointed to serve on the committee, which have proved to know little or nothing about SMME TBTs. ITAC 9 recommends explicit representation of SMMEs to engage with the Committee, in the formation of technical regulations and conformity assessment, and in impact analysis.
Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
To ensure transparency, comprehensive information in a single electronic portal (free of charge) as well as conduction of procurement through electronic means will afford SMMEs efficient access to government procurement contracts of the Parties to the Agreement. Acknowledgement of SMMEs in the supply chain or as a subcontractor in consideration of the procurement may afford even greater opportunities. Finally, facilitation of SMME participation in the Committee on Government Procurement solidifies the commitment of the Parties to SMME participation.
Equity & Resoprocity
Facilitation and Participation by SMMEs
C O M P E T E S
Promotion SMME Economic Initerest
USMCA recommendations aimed at enhancing the participation of SMMEs, and enterprises owned by under-represented groups including women, indigenous peoples, youth and minorities” in activities of the North American Competitiveness Committee and recommends the explicit inclusion of non-government and private sector SMMEs to provide input.
National Minority Technology Council
The National Minority Technology Council has developed a Canadian HUB for International Business in Toronto Canada. The USMCA Trade Agreement has decreased the cost for our organization to maintain relationships with our Canadian Member Companies.
Below is a recording of our first event highlighting NMTC's Sr. Fellows who are located in Ontario Canada.
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