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USMCA Dialogue

USMCA Small and Medium Enterprise Dialogue

October 12th – 13th, 2021

San Antonio, Texas

USMCA SME Dialogue:

For the first time in a U.S. trade agreement, the USMCA has a dedicated chapter focused on helping small businesses benefit from the massive trade and investment opportunities that exist in North America.

October 12, 2021 – Evening USMCA SME Dialogue VIP Reception
Please join regional international trade and economic development leaders for an evening VIP reception to kick off the USMCA SME Dialogue and welcome visiting government officials and private sector experts from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

October 13, 2021 – USMCA SME Dialogue
The USMCA SME Dialogue will be a full-day event that will be led by the U.S. Trade Representative and the Governments of Canada and Mexico and that will include presentations and panel discussions from North American trade and investment experts.

San Antonio Influenced the USMCA Small Business Chapter:

The USMCA is the first U.S. negotiated trade agreement to have a dedicated Small Business Chapter and that was influenced by UTSA. With support from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Trade Representative, UTSA has led the expansion of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model to over 268 SBDCs in 24 countries, serving almost 500,000 businesses each year. SBDCs create economic impact in each country but also open small business trade and investment opportunities.

During this event, participants will learn about new USMCA provisions that will facilitate increased small business trade and investments.

Topics Include:

  • Export marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Logistics
  • Trade finance
  • Legal considerations will also be covered in interactive panel discussions led by USMCA subject matter experts

Registration Form:



Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please contact Diana Gonzalez, Client Management Specialist at the UTSA SBDC International Trade Center at, or call 210-458-2589 for more information.

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