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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.
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 –
February 17, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Atlantic Council’s panel discussion on the 2015 Trade Agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While there are still obstacles to be addressed, it is clear that successful negotiation of TPP has the potential to unlock untold opportunities for the U.S. and our Pacific Rim trading partners.
November 21, 2014
The machinery of trade liberalization came to life again in the past few weeks. After a year-long impasse, the U.S. and China announced at the APEC Summit that they had agreed on a list of products to be added to the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The ITA will add about 200 new technology products to the existing list of duty- free items.
May 21, 2014
At FedEx we see the results of choke points in global trade every day – when protectionist policies create bottlenecks of red tape that end up strangling cross- border trade. Whether you order a product as a consumer or run a business, the experience of trading internationally runs headlong into cumbersome and outdated rules and regulations. It’s a complex problem with a specific set of solutions.
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.