FedEx Blog

FedEx Blog

Latest Posts by Ralph Carter

January 24, 2018

Modernizing NAFTA Matters

This week negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are meeting in Montreal to update the regional North American Free Trade Agreement.

More
August 16, 2017

Why NAFTA Matters Now

When it comes to the economy of the United States, a lot has changed in 23 years.

More
May 23, 2016

How Trade Works

May is World Trade month and normally a time when we highlight the benefits of trade to the American economy. The fact is the US economy benefits enormously from trade.  If you are following the political campaign you will know there has been a lot of debate about trade and its impacts on our economy.

More
February 11, 2016

New Duty-Free Rules

If you haven’t heard much about the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015, you’re not alone. The bill was just passed by Congress, and while it didn’t get a lot of attention outside of Washington, the positive changes it brings are significant.  The law will modernize and speed up the customs clearance process in

More
January 11, 2016

FedEx Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Ralph Carter is Managing Director, Legal & International Affairs, FedEx Express. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a groundbreaking achievement and is the most modern, ambitious and economically significant trade agreement the US has ever negotiated. The TPP covers a market of over 800 million people, 40% of global GDP and almost 30% of global trade –

More
June 10, 2015

Why We Need TPA

Trade bills are always an uphill battle and the current debate over Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is no exception. This is despite the clear evidence that trade creates opportunity and growth for the U.S. economy. Trade allows each of us, individually and collectively, to do what we do best and to trade with others for

More