US-EU conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises is an excellent opportunity for the American SME community to open dialogue with the European Commission to discuss trade issues of common interest to SMEs and develop cooperative initiative.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2013
FaceLube, a line of high performance anti-aging skin care for men, announced today that its Founder, Ms. Candace Chen has been invited to attend the US-European Union Small and Medium Enterprise Conference to take place in Brussels, Belgium in October. This will be a key opportunity for SMEs to engage with the EU in light of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. In addition to private sector business stake holders, in attendance will be US government officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration, and the European government officials representing the EU's Directorate-General for Trade and Directorate-General for Enterprise.
“The U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Conferences were launched in 2011 in Brussels and Washington under the auspices of the Transatlantic Economic Council, with the goal of enhancing trade and investment opportunities for U.S. and EU SMEs… Small businesses are the engines of economic growth and job creation on both sides of the Atlantic, yet they face a number of challenges that can inhibit their ability to engage in international trade. These meetings launched an ongoing dialogue between the United States and the EU, aimed at developing cooperative initiatives to enhance small business participation in transatlantic trade, tackle trade barriers faced by SMEs in foreign markets, and exchange best practices on other policies of interest to small business, such as entrepreneurship and financing,” according to the USTR’s official website. Previous conference alternated between Washington, DC and Rome, Italy.
The Transatlantic Economic Council, under which this US-EU conference for small business is convened, “…brings together senior policy makers and regulators from the United States and EU to focus on deepening our transatlantic relationship to promote innovation, addressing non-tariff barriers to trade through increased regulatory cooperation, and jointly exploring global economic challenges. The TEC focuses on the roles that transatlantic cooperation and innovation can play in reducing barriers to trade and improving economic growth in the two economies, including creating opportunities for small businesses. The TEC is a process characterized by multiple cooperative activities throughout the year with frequent contacts at every level,” according to the USTR’s official event page.
“I am honored to be invited to this conference as a representative of our nation’s small business community. In light of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, this US-EU conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises is timely and an excellent opportunity for the American SME community to open dialogue with the European Commission to discuss trade issues of common interest to SMEs and develop cooperative initiatives with our European counterparts,” states Ms. Chen, founder of the FaceLube line of eco-friendly men’s grooming products.
FaceLube’s eco-friendly, ultra-masculine line of men’s skin care, anti-aging and grooming products are free of Paraben, sulfates, fragrances, perfumes, dyes, silicones, PEG, Oxybenzone and controversial chemicals. Built from the ground up for men, FaceLube is residue-free and delivers sustainable, visible results through the combination of the latest science-based anti-aging active ingredients and natural super botanicals. FaceLube has proven results, a large fan base and makes excellent gifts for men. FaceLube products include FaceLube Classic and FaceLube Beverly Hills BGC men’s anti-aging skin care and FaceLube’s natural silicone free men’s anti-aging sunscreen.
About FaceLube Automotive (http://www.facelube.com) – FaceLube Automotive is a distributor of high performance men’s anti-aging skin care and grooming products. FaceLube Automotive was founded by Candace Chen, a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry. Her company is an equipment supplier to many of the top names in the automotive industry. Among her many honors, she is an appointed trade policy advisor on SMEs (Small & Medium Sized Enterprises) to two cabinet level officials - the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Chen is a small business advocate whose work includes promoting the export of American products by leveling the playing field abroad for small American manufacturers. Ms. Chen is a Next Generation member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the western affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations.