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Trade Watch 2017

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Follow Email It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that several developments of 2016 will bear fruit in 2017. Trade Watch 2017 lists some key issues to watch out for in the trade arena this year: Brexit: Britain must act on its vote to leave the European Union. January 17, (2017) Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her 12-point plan for doing so. It includes negotiation of a new, bold, and ambitious free trade...

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Trump Trade Policy: A Preview

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email Global markets initially reeled in response to Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. They have since recovered, but a preview of Trump trade policy helps to explain the initial nervousness. Protectionism In his trade platform to “make America great again”, Mr. Trump promised, among other things, to take the following steps: Strengthen trade enforcement by applying tariffs on goods from countries that...

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U.S. Presidential Candidates on Trade

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email With the election about a month away, we use this post to take a look at the U.S. Presidential candidates on trade. Hillary Clinton on Trade Hillary Clinton as President will continue the general course of President Obama’s foreign trade policy. This course has focused on three main issues: Expanding market access through trade agreements; Enforcing trade rules in favor of US businesses; and Expanding exports through his...

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Why Trade Matters to Everyone

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum of 2014 was held under the theme – “Why Trade Matters to Everyone”. With the importance and relevance of trade being questioned in the US elections, and indeed around the world, this theme is still worth addressing. The WTO Forum aimed to tell “the human story behind trade”. It demonstrated how trade impacts the daily lives of citizens through a focus on three...

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FSMA Update for Importers – June 2016

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The struggles of Chipotle, the US restaurant chain, to regain customers lost after hundreds fell ill from contaminated food, reinforce the preventative goals of the US Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMA). Since our last FSMA Update, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has continued to kick FSMA implementation into high gear: Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration was...

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In Honor of US Small Business Month 2016

Posted by on May 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email   U.S.  National Small Business Week 2016 recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners in its economy. May is also World Trade Month in the U.S. Events across the country will focus on providing resources to US businesses seeking to export their goods and services. To honor both these events, we re-post our blog from 2014 that highlights some of the resources available to support...

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