While imports flood the U.S. with the January 2017 numbers the highest in years, a slight shift downward in the value of the dollar and an upward tick in the growth of overseas markets could boost exports and bring the trade deficit more into balance. But exports aren’t totally dependent on macroeconomics. Companies that seize […]
Editor’s note: Updated to include comments from Mary Waters and clarification on the data used for the state’s trade numbers. Georgia’s exports declined for the second straight year in 2016 amid international headwinds like a strong dollar and soft demand in key global markets, even as it maintained its spot as the No. 11 exporting state […]
The Canadian Provinces Alliance with the Southeast U.S. (SEUS-CP) annual conference is to be hosted by the Province of Ontario this year in June with a focus on enhancing company partnerships in the automotive, information and communication technologies (ICT) and clean technology sectors. Organizers are promoting advanced registrations beginning in February for the conference that […]
The World Trade Center Atlanta is organizing a “World Trade Day” to be held on Tuesday, May 2, at the Georgia International Conference Center that is to focus on trade among NAFTA members, the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and include panel discussions on advanced manufacturing, digital technologies and new energy markets. Matthew T. McGuire, former […]
A day after new President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to renegotiate NAFTA, Canada’s top diplomat in the Southeast warned the Georgia legislature not to be wooed by the siren song of protectionism.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has emerged as a top contender in the crowded field vying for one of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s last few open cabinet positions: agriculture secretary. Mr. Perdue, a Middle Georgia native long involved in agribusiness, reportedly met with Mr. Trump at the Trump Tower in New York City just after Thanksgiving. […]
Should Dante rewrite for a modern setting the “Inferno,” the 14th century epic poem showing the nine circles of suffering within the Earth, where would he place Donald J. Trump? A likely option would be the North American Leadership Summit that took place this June in Ottawa, Canada, bringing together President Barack Obama of the […]
It helped fuel his ascent in the primaries, and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has continued to pummel NAFTA, making the U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico one of the biggest punching bags of this presidential campaign season. Lately, he has piled on the negative superlatives, calling it “one of the worst deals ever made of any […]
Gordon Giffin, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada and now head of the Dentons law firm’s U.S. public policy and regulation practice, has been honored with a special medallion from the country’s head of state. Governor General David Johnston awards the medallions to honorees who help advance the U.S.-Canada relationship. It was presented to Mr. Giffin by […]
The problem is that opposition to trade usually goes down well with voters — especially now that trade-bashing has gone mainstream in both political parties.