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3 Ways a New Customs Agreement Makes it Easier to Meet Global Demand

The newly minted Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is a game-changer for the way goods cross borders and move around the world. TFA creates mechanisms that bring all 164 WTO member countries to a higher standard for how goods cross borders.

Customized Export Resources for Small Businesses

Developing a market research plan to expand your business internationally is never an easy task. Many companies hire an International Marketing Manager or they hire outside consultants to help them access whether their product or service would succeed in the global market. However, many U.S.

How EXIM Bank Supports the Global Franchising Industry

According to CNBC, the franchising industry was set to grow 1.7% in 2016, bringing the total number of U.S. franchises to over 790,000. But with that said, the global franchising industry has seen its fair share of successes and failures.

Exporting: No Business is too Small!

The week of September 5th 2016 Apple Computer introduced the iPhone7. The year before they sold more iPhones in China than in the U.S. and the company’s revenue was $231 billion. Yet in 1976, they were just two guys in a garage. The Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Back to the Future: Blockchain and Trade Finance

Some hope since the financial crisis has come in the form of innovative and disruptive financial technologies, particularly for trade finance. One of the most promising for trade finance is Blockchain.

Partnering with China’s retailers: A guide for consumer-goods companies

Companies must tailor their key-account-management model and capabilities to the Chinese context.
The Chinese consumer sector looks vastly different today compared with just five years ago.

Breaking Through Borders

As unbelievable as it may sound, the only source of economic growth in Europe between 2008 and 2013 came from exporting goods and services. Today, exports are still the most important – but fortunately not the only – engines for growth, according to the European Commission.

Nigeria: Exporting To The 7th Most Populous Country In The World

Interviewer: Please tell us a little about your current position at the U.S. Commercial Service Office in Northern Virginia.

EXIM Bank: Supporting U.S. Business and Driving Development in Africa

From bridges to water-treatment plants, fire trucks to advanced surgical equipment, since 2009 the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) has supported more than $7 billion in transactions to modernize infrastructure, improve health and well-being, and provide tools to enhance public

Breaking Down Supply Chain and Logistics Trends in 2017

“The digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword.” This was a fitting conclusion from Prof. Dr. Raimund Klinker at last year’s international logistics congress in Berlin.

Seizing India’s capital-goods opportunity

India’s domestic capital-goods sector is under-developed, weighed down by low investment in technology and talent. That may be changing.

Taking Credit Cards for International Orders? Let the Seller Beware!

Have you ever ordered something with a credit card and when it arrives it’s not what you expected? Disputing that charge is easier than ever. A few clicks, the charge is removed and the inquiry process begins. Now reverse the scenario.

Is Your Business Eligible for Trade Credit Insurance?

Over the years, EXIM Bank has fielded calls and questions from small businesses who don’t know whether they qualify for our services or not.

Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together

Rob Williams | University of St. Andrews The United States is the world’s largest seafood importer, purchasing about $20 billion worth every year.

Outlook for Small Businesses in 2017

The trend is up and to the right and the outlook is rosy. Not surprisingly, late 2008 through Q1 2009 was a difficult time for small businesses and small business owners were pessimistic that their company’s prospects would change in the next 12 months. The Business Journals projects that 82 percent of small and medium-sized business owners see positive change for their companies in the next 12 months, the highest rating in nine years.

What can we expect in China in 2017?

Provided geopolitical movement doesn’t derail his best laid predictions, Gordon Orr sees a year of slowing economic growth, headaches for multinationals, demographic anxiety, and buyer’s remorse for soccer tycoons.

Why China could lead the next phase of globalization

Donald Trump is on his way to becoming the 45th president of the United States. Among his promises are a 45% import tax on Chinese products, the cancellation of the Paris climate agreement and, as was confirmed today, the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Facebook Helps Small Businesses become Exporters

In early September 2016, Facebook announced a program to help mom and pop shops grow their businesses by connecting them with buyers overseas. According to a September 8th article by Hayley Tsukayama in The Washington Post, “more than 60 percent of U.S.

The World Trade Organization. Here’s what it actually does

The WTO’s main aim is to promote free trade by lowering tariffs and other barriers. It does this through agreements negotiated and signed by most of the world’s trading nations.

5 things to know about China’s approach to free trade

Widely held expectations that US President-Elect Donald Trump will set the US on a path away from international trade have inevitably led many commentators to question China’s capability and appetite for becoming the world’s de facto free-trade champion.

Why we should be defending globalization

The process of globalisation, so lauded until recently, is under attack. Many people blame international trade and migration for the stagnation of their incomes and the lack of good job opportunities.

How can Africa kill the red tape and improve trade?

“There are so many processes, so much documentation. A centralized place of clearance could solve anything.” These are the words of Sharon Kimanini, head of logistics for a Kenyan garment exporter. Her message is clear.

Trade can help us create a better society for all – if we use it properly

Trade gives people a tangible interest in each other’s economic wellbeing and offers a path to fiscally responsible growth, says Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre and co-chair of the Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment.

Exporting Sustained Jobs and Carried a Small Business for 100 years!

Brothers Bill and Harry Hoffman purchased a truck in 1920 and began delivering roofing materials to installers. 57 years later the international headquarters were established in Piscataway, New Jersey, and the following year the first international office location was opened in Milan, Italy.

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