eligible small business concern

(1) Definitions In this subsection— (A) the term “eligible small business concern” means a business concern that— (i) is organized or incorporated in the United States; (ii) is operating in the United States; (iii) meets— (I) the applicable industry-based small business size standard established under section 632 of this title ; or (II) the alternate size standard applicable to the program under section 636(a) of this title and the loan programs under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 ( 15 U.S.C. 695 et seq.); (iv) has been in business for not less than 1 year, as of the date on which assistance using a grant under this subsection commences; and (v) has access to sufficient resources to bear the costs associated with trade, including the costs of packing, shipping, freight forwarding, and customs brokers; (B) the term “program” means the State Trade Expansion Program established under paragraph (2); (C) the term “rural small business concern” means an eligible small business concern located in a rural area, as that term is defined in section 1393(a)(2) of title 26 ; (D) the term “socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern” has the meaning given that term in section 637(a)(4)(A) of this title ; and (E) the term “State” means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.


15 USC § 649(l)(1)

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