With Europe beset by challenges to its internal unity, a trade deal with its most important partner might seem an easy way to shore up foundations as it grapples with crises ranging from Middle Eastern migration to Russian belligerence.
When Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson began rattling off his university’s international credentials, it was hard to envision his opponents recovering.
On the campaign trail, kissing babies used to be the surefire way to win the hearts of the people. Now, it seems, it’s easier to please crowds by bashing trade, says David Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service Inc.
Companies predisposed to international trade remain concerned about currency manipulation, a distorting reality faced by importers and exporters that SunTrust Banks Inc. can minimize through a series of hedging strategies, Allison Dukes, Atlanta division chairman and CEO, told Global Atlanta. An interest in overseas markets, however, is on the rise, according to the bank’s annual […]
Twenty-six select Georgia exporters collectively entered 102 new export markets in 2015, an average of about four new countries per company honored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development at its “Go Global” Reception. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal presented G.L.O.B.E. awards — Georgians Leveraging Opportunities By Exporting — to the companies, noting that international trade contributes to […]
A shipment of American chicken leg quarters, presumably some from Georgia, arrived in South Africa Feb. 19 after the resolution of a trade fight that had all but blockaded the birds from the continent’s second largest economy for 15 years.
Barbara Knight doesn’t have a sales team even for the U.S., so when the possibility of selling internationally emerged, she had to get by with a little help from her friends.
While the Trans-Pacific Partnership has seen vocal opposition both in Congress and on the campaign trail recently in the U.S., Japan’s legislature should have no problem passing the landmark trade deal, the country’s new consul general for the Southeast told Global Atlanta. “If Japan is not in the TPP it doesn’t work; if the United […]
During a visit to Japan in his first year of office, President Barack Obama made headlines with the simplest of gestures: a bow to the nation’s emperor that some observers back home decried as signaling weakness rather than courtesy. Takashi Shinozuka, Japan’s newly arrived consul general in the Southeast U.S., doesn’t make so much of it; […]
Georgia’s streak of annual export records came to a halt in 2015, as the strength of the U.S. dollar and softer demand in both established and emerging markets conspired to see overseas sales decline on an annual basis for the first time since the Great Recession. Exports shrank to $38.5 billion, a 2.1 percent decline from […]