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May 23, 2016
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.
February 11, 2016
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
January 11, 2016
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 –
June 10, 2015
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