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Recent Growth Picture Mixed in Africa, But Don’t Count the Region Out
Many observers are questioning whether Africa's economic advances are running out of steam. Five years ago, growth was accelerating in almost all of the region's 30 largest... »

Anti-Trade Fever Likely to Carry the Day, Regardless of Who Wins White House Race Anti-Trade Fever Likely to Carry the Day, Regardless of Who Wins White House Race
Anti-trade fervor is reaching heights we haven't seen since the Smoot–Hawley Tariff was passed in 1930.

China's Version of 'Supply-Side Reform' Not at All What Reagan Had in Mind China's Version of 'Supply-Side Reform' Not at All What Reagan Had in Mind
To understand policymaking in China, pay attention to the buzz phrases. The country's favorite economic slogan, "supply-side structural reform," just got its most... »

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Supply Chain Velocity: Why the U.S.-Canada Border Works
Newcomers to U.S.-Canada trade, the world's largest commercial partnership, need quality brokers, forwarders and logistics partners, say Georges Lemieux, Consul & Sr.... »

The Importance of T-TIP to Trans-Atlantic Trade
The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a trade agreement for the 21st Century, says Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consul General. The hope is that... »

Global Trade Requires "Global Knowledge"
Accurate data on the millions of rules, regulations, tariffs and classifications that govern international trade is crucial to global trade management, but not sufficient,... »

Editors' Blog
Around New Container-Weighing Rule, Confusion Reigns
Still confused about what shippers must do to comply with that new regulation on the weighing of loaded containers at ports? You've got plenty of company.

Post-Recession, Mid-Sized Suppliers Seek New Avenues of Trade Financing
Global businesses are still experiencing the aftereffects of the Great Recession of 2007-2009. But perhaps no sector has felt the pain more acutely than mid-market suppliers.

Podcasts
Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy? Do Presidents Have Any Control Over the Economy?
The platforms of both major political parties are based on the belief that the actions of presidents have a direct impact on the U.S. and global economy. But is that really... »

Explaining the Widening U.S. Trade Deficit Explaining the Widening U.S. Trade Deficit
The U.S. trade deficit is continuing to decline - but don't blame imports for the widening gap.

ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution ISM Reports: The Impact of Brexit on Trade and Distribution
The long-term impact of Brexit on European supply chains is yet to be determined, but some early results are in.

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Global Marine Underwriting Premiums Down 10.5 Percent Last Year Global Marine Underwriting Premiums Down 10.5 Percent Last Year
Global marine underwriting premiums last year amounted to $29.9bn, a 10.5 percent reduction on the 2014 figure, according to annual statistical report from IUMI, the... »

U.S.-Indonesia Trade Could Swell to More Than $131Bn by 2019, But Reforms Are Necessary U.S.-Indonesia Trade Could Swell to More Than $131Bn by 2019, But Reforms Are Necessary
The total value of the Indonesia-U.S. bilateral economic relationship exceeds $90bn per year, and a best-case scenario projects that it could grow to $131.7bn by 2019.

Latin American Development Interests Launch Database on Regional Investment
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have jointly launched a... »

White Papers
Electronic Invoicing: European Union Directives Bring New Efficiencies and Cost Savings to Shipping
Despite the benefits of e-invoicing and looming regulation deadlines, many companies doing business in Europe still print and mail invoices, following old operating... »

Software Can Help Soothe Free Trade Headaches
While free trade agreements stimulate trade worldwide, they also contribute to an ocean of red tape. Government regulatory requirements will inevitably accompany the spike in... »

Webinars
Sales & Operations Planning: Managing the Complexity of a Food Production Supply Chain Sales & Operations Planning: Managing the Complexity of a Food Production Supply Chain
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The food production industry continues to be pressured by retailers, consumer choice and costs. Your trade budget must be spent even more wisely than... »

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