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In Honor of International Women’s Day 2017 – Women in Agribusiness

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Follow Email This is a guest post authored by Ashley Evans, a graduate of Loyola College of Law with an interest in international agricultural law related to trade: It’s not easy to be a woman in the agricultural trade business – their key role should be recognized and supported. International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated March 8th, provides an opportunity to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements...

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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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US – Cuba Thaw – Round Six

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email A 6th round of regulatory changes in the US – Cuba thaw was announced by two key U.S. agencies on October 16, 2016. Along with President Obama’s Policy Directive on US-Cuba Normalization pronounced two days before, these changes continue to carve out exemptions to the US embargo against Cuba. US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further amended its regulations implementing the embargo to: (1) authorize...

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US Tourism in Cuba?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The thaw in US-Cuba political and commercial relations have continued, but is there US tourism in Cuba? We shared in an earlier post details on the commercial interests included in President Obama’s to Cuba in March (2016). The following Company Executives accompanied the President to Cuba: Brian Chesky, President and Founder of Airbnb, one of the first companies to take advantage of the loosened travel restrictions to...

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World Trade Month: Discover Your Market

Posted by on May 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email To close out World Trade Month, we remind readers of the market opportunities available in the developing world. Many of these countries have signed trade agreements that have removed or minimized barriers to trading with them. It is time to discover your market in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Asia: The largest and most populated continent on Earth currently holds 60% of the world’s population. China is its largest economy,...

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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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