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Accessing New Markets Through Trade Agreements

Trade agreements, such as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), provide US exporters with preferential access to specific markets around the globe. In other words, duties and quotas are removed on their goods entering that market, which gives their products a competitive edge.

If you are a small business looking to expand globally and take advantage of the benefits offered by preferential trade agreements, it is important to start learning about them today. By taking the time to understand how trade agreements work, you can unlock a world of new opportunities for your business. This is your chance to understand what it takes to reduce the barriers, increase your competitiveness, and gain preferential access to key markets around the globe.

Join us to learn about:

  • What preferential trade agreements and programs are.
  • How preferential trade agreements benefit importers and exporters.
  • Why you should incorporate the use of preferential trade agreements/programs into your global business expansion plan.

With the right knowledge and tools, you can position your business for success in today’s global marketplace. Unlock your full potential as an exporter!


May 15 2024


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Accessing New Markets Through Trade Agreements

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.