WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk unveiled a new agency initiative on Monday to help small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.
The goal of the program is to assist companies in boosting their exports and grow jobs in the U.S., Kirk said. To kick off the effort, USTR formally requested Monday that the International Trade Commission, an independent, quasi-judicial agency responsible for monitoring trade, conduct a study of small and medium-sized businesses.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"