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The Africa Growth Opportunity Act will increase imports and exports between the U.S. and Africa, and the increase of international trade is expected to lift the African economy.

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Africa Trade Promotion Act Passes U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate has passed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which could potentially support small businesses and smallholder farmers in Africa, helping to improve the vast region’s economy and quality of life by facilitating exports to U.S. markets. The bill, which passed by a vote of 99 to 1 and was almost lost in… Read More

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FOOD FIGHT Paul Johnson, founder of Chicago Foods International and co-founder of U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, is among food producers and exporters advocating for total elimination of the trade embargo against Cuba.
The Calgary Tower, left, opened in 1968, no longer dominates the skyline of Western Canada's most dynamic city. (Photo by Calgary Economic Development)
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global logistics

site selection

Global companies complete site selection process and decide on Ohio for giant petrochemical plant, potentially shrinking the supply chain for some international businesses that ship plastics globally.

Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company and its Japanese project partner have reportedly selected a site in eastern Ohio for the possible

GM is targeting the China market for more international sales, as the global business has opened up a new facility in Shanghai's Pudong district.
LONG RANGE Hoyt’s bows are sold worldwide, seen above in Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan, in the Himalayas.
BOVINE INTERVENTION Nebraska set a new state record by shipping more than $1 billion of beef exports to global markets in 2014.
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banking

WHEN THE GOING GETS RUFF Consultant Michael Zakkour traveled to China to check on a potential dog apparel manufacturer for a client that made pet food. What he found were red flags.

THIS PET FOOD COMPANY AVOIDED A BAD FOREIGN PARTNERSHIP—AND SO CAN YOU
While hunting for a supplier to make cute sweaters and shoes for dogs, a U.S.

China banks holding low gold reserves but may be misreporting and manipulating international currency markets.

In a world where money flows more freely over borders—both real and virtual—than in any time in human history, it’s easy to forget that gold remains

GLOBAL LOGISTICS: With the acquisition of European TNT Express, FedEx will increase its reach for freight and parcel logistics.

In a major transatlantic deal, express delivery giant Federal Express has made an offer to acquire Netherlands-based rival TNT Express N.V. for a reported $4.8 billion.
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education

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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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