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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Taiwan leader says protest-hit China trade pact vital

Reuters | March 24, 2014 | International Trade

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the island needed to pass a contentious trade pact with China for the sake of its economy, and called on protesters who have occupied parliament in protest to respect democracy and leave. Read More »

Premium Article  Looking south and… looking north

George Lauriat | March 24, 2014 | International Trade

The Department of Commerce’s “Look South” initiative hopes to bolster US trade with Latin American countries. Half of all US FTAs (Free Trade Agreements) are with Latin American countries, so the potential is there. But it isn’t just a matter of US companies keying on Latin America, with the US coming out of the economics doldrums, exporting to North America is also looking up. Read More »

Premium Article  Near sourcing a boost for Latin American trade

Jenifer Kimble | March 24, 2014 | International Trade

Latin America has long been a reliable source of trade for the U.S. and as the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) celebrates its 20th year and the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) enters year ten, companies are seeing a continuance and perhaps even surge of support for the region which offers beneficial near sourcing opportunities to the U.S. Read More »

Premium Article  Brazil poised to accommodate increased trade

Karen Thuermer | March 24, 2014 | International Trade

Brazil poised to accommodate increased trade

When it comes to shipping goods in and out of Brazil, one word generally applies: delays. Even when multiple cities in Brazil celebrate Carnival – the largest celebration in the world with millions of people dancing and singing in the streets daily– there are delayed inbound and outbound shipments. Adding to the resulting port congestion are strikes. Read More »

Premium Article  Ukraine’s trade winds shift to the West

Matt Miller | March 24, 2014 | International Trade

Prior to the new Crimean “war” it was assumed Russia would be an anchor tenant in Ukraine’s trading portfolio, adding in the Asia and the West as hedge bets. Almost overnight Ukraine’s economic (and political) direction has changed westward with implications yet to be assessed. Read More »

Taiwan protesters dig in over China trade bill

Reuters | March 23, 2014 | International Trade

Thousands of young people in Taiwan waved banners and shouted slogans, marking the third day of their occupation of parliament to protest against a trade pact with China they fear could further swell Beijing's economic influence. Read More »

EU-US trade pact must be agreed, says Merkel

Reuters | March 20, 2014 | International Trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was important for the European Union and United States to agree on a trade deal, otherwise Washington would look to other regions of the world for such agreements. Read More »

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