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NAFTA renegotiation will govern North American shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
CARS CURRENTLY CROSS BORDERS DUTY FREE IF 62.5 PERCENT ORIGINATES IN THE NORTH AMERICA: The Trump administration wants to raise that bar, and to require more US content.

US Goals for NAFTA Renegotiation Meet With Resistance

“I know we all agree that NAFTA needs updating. This is a 23 year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990s.” That’s how US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer opened the first round of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington yesterday. But that’s about all the United States, Canada, and Mexico agree on as the much-awaited North American free … Read More

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US Goals for NAFTA Renegotiation Meet With Resistance

Canada, Mexico, US Industry Oppose Some Proposals

“I know we all agree that NAFTA needs updating. This is a 23 year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990s.” That’s how US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer opened the first round of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington yesterday. But that’s about all the United States, Canada, and Mexico agree… Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Signs Infrastructure Executive Order

Says It Will Streamline Processes For Building US Infrastructure

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today which he claims will streamline processes for building infrastructure in the United States. Flanked by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Trump, standing in the lobby of his eponymous New York tower, claimed that his executive order will reduce processes for approving road building from decades to two… Read More

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3PLs handle shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
3PLS SERVING THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE STRIVE TO BE HOLISTIC
Steve Lowery 12:41 AM  8/17/2017

AMERICA’S 100 LEADING 3PLs

  It’s a measure of the quickly growing/changing/evolving global marketplace that arguably the most critical industry serving it, third party logistic providers (3PLs), continues to grow, change and evolve at a dizzying pace. That evolution has been chronicled over the years in our annual top 3PLs special feature, as we have charted such trends as the increasing emphasis and reliance on technology, the constant march toward transparency and, most recently, the increasing pace of acquisitions and consolidations. This year, as we pieced … Read More

Auto manufacturing generates shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MOTOR CITY: A 2017 Jeep Compass SUV is shown off at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Matt Coker 12:40 AM  8/16/2017

Best States For Autos

“It’s morning again―for auto manufacturing in America,” begins the narrator as music plays from President Ronald Reagan’s famous 1984 re-election campaign advertisement. Morning in America 2.0 started showing up this past June, and like the original it aimed to make a political point. Produced by the Association of Global Automakers, a trade group that represents foreign car companies, the ad showed footage of Kias, Hondas, Nissans, Hyundais, Toyotas, Subarus and Volkswagens being assembled in the United States—to drive home the … Read More

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NAFTA renegotiation will govern North American shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
CARS CURRENTLY CROSS BORDERS DUTY FREE IF 62.5 PERCENT ORIGINATES IN THE NORTH AMERICA: The Trump administration wants to raise that bar, and to require more US content.

US Goals for NAFTA Renegotiation Meet With Resistance

Peter Buxbaum 6:11 AM  8/17/2017

“I know we all agree that NAFTA needs updating. This is a 23 year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990s.” That’s how US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer opened the first round of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington yesterday. But that’s about all the United States, Canada, and Mexico agree on as the much-awaited North American free … Read More

Site Selection

Site selection for a manufacturing facility includes examining for conditions required for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
ENGAGE WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: It's important to determine if a new facility will fit with surrounding communities.

Choosing a Site for a Manufacturing Facility

Brian Gallagher 12:21 AM  8/14/2017

This second in a three-part series examines the importance of existing conditions on a given site, as well as environmental and regulatory conditions. A site visit is the starting point—not the end point—of site selection. In-person visits don’t usually reveal the challenges that the building team will face. At a minimum, the site selection team must examine topography, environmental history and … Read More

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Expansion allows manufacturers to produce more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MARYLAND MEP HELPED A GRANOLA MANUFACTURER QUADRUPLE ITS OPERATIONAL SPACE: Now the company is able to bring in truckload quantities of ingredients and save money.

Little-Known Program Helps Small Manufacturers Grow

Peter Buxbaum 2:07 AM  7/6/2017

Many small manufacturers around the country have a little-known, decades-old government initiative to thank for a portion of their success. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program created by Congress in 1988 aims at helping small and medium-sized manufacturers grow. Back in the 1980s, MEP was meant to support US manufacturing industry, which was feared to be losing ground to competition from Japan. … Read More

Education

Game teaches students about shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
STUDENTS ARE DIVIDED INTO TEAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME: Each team functions as individual countries to compete in manufacturing and selling products to a trader.
GT Staff 2:31 AM  3/15/2017

WATCH: Gaming International Trade

When teaching the course International Economics at the NYU Florence campus, Professor Giampiero Gallo organizes a modified version of the International Trade Game. Students are divided into teams – functioning as individual countries – and compete to manufacture and sell products to a trader at posted prices, which can vary with supply and demand. Students soon understand that they need to make decisions on the group’s strategies and to negotiate with other groups regarding the use of technology, buying raw materials, … Read More

THE RIGHT TYPE Continuing education is tough for people already in their career, but online options can help make it manageable—especially with employer support or sponsorship.
Bob Andelman 3:13 PM  2/14/2017

PLUGGED INTO LOGISTICS

In so many ways, Miki Minagawa is the poster child for an online supply chain management degree. That’s because, for starters, she is the Direct-to-Consumer director at Nike Japan. In Tokyo. And with what global, accredited school is she enrolled to earn a master’s in supply-chain management? Portland State University in Oregon, USA. Minagawa had already worked in supply chain for two decades—split between the United States and Japan—when she decided to expand and formalize her knowledge. In her role, she is … Read More

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management can open up career opportunities with your current employer, as well as the chance to change focus within your logistics-oriented position.
Bob Andelman 11:45 AM  12/6/2016

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you have to support employees interested in returning to school? Employees need to know how squeezing night and weekend classes into an already busy work/life schedule will be advantageous to the bottom line upon the completion of a degree in supply-chain management (SCM). We talked to executives, educators and recent graduates to learn these 12 reasons to master supply-chain management. KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Supply chain “is … Read More

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