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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.

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August 16, 2017

Why NAFTA Matters Now

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

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June 14, 2017

Fred Smith Discusses How Global Trade Benefits the United States

Like businesses large and small, FedEx operates in an increasingly interconnected economy that relies on global trade. Speaking recently with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in Nashville at the 36/86 Entrepreneurship and Technology conference, Mr. Smith shared his thoughts on how we all benefit from trade and must work to overcome barriers to global success.

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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.

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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

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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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December 28, 2015

An In-depth Look at PREDICT for FDA Import Clearance

Have you ever heard of PREDICT for FDA import clearance? When a shipment regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arrives at the US border, there are two options: It can either be released immediately by the federal agency without further examination, or it can experience a delay at the American port of entry.

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November 10, 2015

Crossing U.S. Borders: Facilitating the Clearance of Critical Healthcare Shipments

Healthcare supply chains are becoming increasingly global and complex. Biopharma products are often manufactured in one part of the world and sold in another, while clinical trials are conducted in remote populations with limited access to medicine. As a result, healthcare shipments have to cross borders and even continents for package contents to reach final

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