Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.
For Global Atlanta readers following U.S. trade policy, Jim Galloway‘s “Political Insider” column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution of July 2 is a must read. In it, the veteran journalist and columnist delineates the gulf separating the traditional Georgia Republican Party’s opinion that “When we trade, we win” with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald […]
The German-American Chamber of Commerce of the South is again headed on a trade mission to Mexico in October.
Markets have gone wild. The British pound has plummeted. And prognostications have begun as to what will happen now that the United Kingdom’s divorce from the EU, once considered a near impossibility, has become the expressed will of the British people. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he will step down before his Conservative […]
Charles Rivkin, the highly decorated former ambassador to France and current assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs at the U.S. State Department, didn’t forget his business roots during a visit to Atlanta June 3. The main purpose of his visit was to deliver an address to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta […]
Next time that you go to a Chick-fil-A restaurant, try one of its “cold brew” coffees. Back in the 1950s when Chick-fil-A and its chicken sandwiches were only a gleam in S. Truett Cathy’s eye, his restaurant had a sign posted, “Fresh Coffee Brewed Every Hour.” As the restaurant chain spread through shopping malls throughout the […]
Atlanta-based Railserve Inc. has made its first sale in Africa and is looking for other opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the demand for cost-effective locomotives for rail yard switching and other activities. The sale of six locomotives was the company’s first out of North America and managed to outbid a Chinese competitor due to […]
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recognized two Georgia companies with the department’s annual presidential-level export awards in a ceremony in Washington on May 16. Atlanta-based Universal VAT Services and the John S. James Co. of Savannah were among 123 companies nationwide honored for their success in exporting with the President’s “E” Award. Since 1992 Universal […]
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.