The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) has objectives to:
For the United States, GATT represents the most monumental change ever in U.S. trade laws. One hundred twenty-four countries around the globe are participating in the GATT agreement. With tariffs and duties reduced by up to 38 percent on many goods and services, U.S. exports become significantly less expensive for foreigners to buy. With worldwide customers eager for American products and services and increasing competition for American consumers on the home front, in a short time most American businesses will find that they can no longer ignore the vast potential of selling in foreign markets. According to the Small Business Administration, over 90 percent of small businesses that have not exported could do so profitably today.
For more information, contact the Small Business Answer Desk at (202) 205-7717, or (800) 827-5722 or (202) 205-7701 for recorded information.