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GOING UP DOWN UNDER: U.S. exports to Australia have climbed by 117 percent since the free trade agreement went into force 10 years ago.

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U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement Turns 10

A group of U.S. business executives, Australian diplomats and U.S. legislators met recently on Capitol Hill to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since its entry into force on January 1, 2005, the FTA “has eliminated tariffs and other trade barriers

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UNDER CONTROL
Africa’s Ebola outbreak has been mostly contained with no overwhelming impact for businesses there, such as JustNeem.
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Its move out of Joliet, Illinois, is Caterpillar’s latest move, and it has already announced the shuttering of operations at plants in both Georgia and North Carolina.

Global construction-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. will relocate some of the manufacturing operations at its Joliet, Illinois, plant south of the

SPRINTER: Daimler AG's vans have increased in popularity, prompting the company to open a new facility in South Carolina.
HEAVY METAL To help grow its exports, B&G Machine, Inc. has been helped
by Washington’s Small Business Administration State Trade &
Export Promotion program to attend international trade shows.
BOUND FOR EXPORT
A specialized railcar loads product at Thiele Kaolin Co.’s headquarters plant in Middle Georgia for transport to the Port of Savannah for export.
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banking

THE SURVEY SAYS! Nearly 70 percent of U.S. businesses plan to increase trade with china over the next year.

Nearly seven in 10 U.S. businesses expect to buy or sell more goods with China in the next 12 months—a 55 percent increase from 2014—and more

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR DEAL: ITC Global and Panasonic say that by combining complementary strengths, they will become a new leader in global satellite services.

Japan’s Panasonic has said it will acquire ITC Global, the Houston, Texas-based provider of satellite communication services for the energy, mining and maritime markets. The acquisition

STEELING THE SHOW: Manufacturers were the third-highest contributors to U.S. economic output among middle market companies.

Relative to major global markets, the U.S. has the largest concentration of middle market companies (55,700) and generates the highest amount of economic output among such

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OVER THE HILL Milan’s Duomo Cathedral is more than 600 years old and marks the center of the city.
FIND YOUR CAREER PEAK Students of the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute can bring immediate value to their employers—who often sponsor their schooling—through integrated student projects.
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software

HIT THE RIGHT CORD
Cloud-based ERP systems allow companies to add functionality to meet specific needs.

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE IS GETTING MORE EFFICIENT AS IT MOVES TO THE CLOUD
If you have postponed implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, waiting for costs

STAY CONNECTED: Advances in cloud technology can connect all the steps in exporting, including trade regulation.

THE LATEST ADVANCES IN LOGISTICS SOFTWARE PLATFORMS
Logistics software platforms, used widely for domestic shipments, are now catching on in the export market and are including other

software dev

Austin, TX – Global software application developer SoftServe Inc. has acquired UGE UkrGermanEnterprise GmbH, a German company specializing in high quality individual software development, business software



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