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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 –

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April 9, 2014

Why Indy Means Business

Note: this post first appeared in the Indianapolis Star.

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January 9, 2014

Trade Promotion Authority: Essential to our customers, business and country

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will have the opportunity to take a step that will significantly advance free trade and our economy –renewing Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA.For three decades, U.S. presidents have had the authority to negotiate complex trade deals with other nations, and present the results for an up-or-down vote.  Congress last passed this trade authorization in 2002 and since then, the US has added trade agreements with 16 countries.

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October 11, 2013

Smarter, Modern Global Policies That Cut Trade Barriers Are the Answer – Reporting Back From the APEC CEO Summit

I had the pleasure of participating in the 2013 CEO Summit for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month. This gathering took place alongside APEC’s annual meeting of leaders from 21 of the world’s most dynamic economies. They made important progress to advance the future of global trade – the underpinning of innovation, entrepreneurship, jobs and sustainable growth.

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October 4, 2013

Trade, FedEx & the APEC CEO Summit

When you consider that China today exports 11.1% of world trade, or that Indonesia’s e-commerce trade grew 71% in 2013alone, it’s easy to see why Asia’s growth is increasingly felt worldwide.  Yet trade expansion does not happen without smart policy. And that’s really the story behind why FedEx is supporting this week’s APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

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September 4, 2013

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.  

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July 23, 2013

Quality Vs. Quantity: Why Emerging Markets Must Concentrate on Sustainable Growth

As Brazil prepares to host two premier sporting events, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, some predict that the country will invest more than $60 billion USD in public works projects ranging from road expansions to the improvement of telecommunications networks.  The infrastructure upgrades are not only necessary to accommodate the enormous amount of visitors these sporting events will bring to Brazil,  but al

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July 1, 2013

Economic Advancement? Listen to These Businesses

Ralph Carter represented FedEx at the recent B20 discussions in Russia.The Palaces of Peter and Catherine the Great were a stunning backdrop to last week’s Business 20 ("B20") meetings in Russia.  Governments around the world are looking for the right mix of policies to spur economic growth. With some countries opting for austerity while others try expansionary fiscal and monetary policies, consensus on the best approach is hard to find.

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