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In Honor of World Trade Month 2013

Posted by on May 29, 2013 | 0 comments

Follow Email The month of May is widely celebrated across the United States as World Trade Month. And by Presidential Proclamation, the United States celebrated World Trade Week, May 19th – 25th, 2013. In honor of World Trade Month, we highlight some of the resources that are becoming more widely available to support companies in doing business internationally.   Rule # 1: Know your International Destination Country Commercial...

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Trade Opportunities in President Obama’s Second Term

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Follow Email “Second Opportunity” reads this headline from La Vanguardia, one of Spain’s leading daily newspapers, the morning after President Obama was re-elected to a second term. This theme was repeated in the coverage of U.S. election results which received front page attention worldwide. The Foreign Policy featured its top ten front pages from around the world. What are some missed opportunities from President Obama’s first...

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President Obama’s Trade Policy for 2012 and Beyond, Part II

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Follow Email Our last post began a two-part examination of President Obama’s trade policy which highlights three areas: Expanding market access through trade agreements Enforcing trade rules in favor of US businesses Expanding exports through an SME Initiative and the National Export Initiative Part I assessed the Obama Administration’s performance in expanding market access. This post discusses the two other components of the...

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President Obama’s Trade Policy for 2012 and Beyond, Part I

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Follow Email As President for the past 3 years and 9 months (as of September, 2012), President Obama leaves a track record that allows interested observers to assess his accomplishments on trade and what his trade policy will be if he is re-elected. As required by law and following the practice of his predecessors, since 2009 the Obama Administration has made public an annual document which reports on accomplishments for the previous year...

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Mitt Romney on Trade

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Follow Email With Mitt Romney about to accept the nomination to be the 2012 Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, this seems an appropriate time to revisit the issue raised in a previous post about the trade platforms, or lack thereof, of the four main candidates in the Republican primary. As I indicated then, Mitt Romney’s platform most clearly articulated a direction for his trade policy.  This is briefly outlined on his...

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