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By Patrick Burnson · February 25, 2014
As reported here in recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has long been championing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). RILA’s vice president for international trade was in Singapore for the talks with the twelve countries, meeting with negotiators and other stakeholders this week and issued another ringing endorsement.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2014
Grant Thornton International Business Report cites economic uncertainty as the number one constraint to business growth in coming year.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2013
Recent developments demonstrate that the World Trade Organization is not such a dysfunctional entity after all.
By MMH Staff · December 4, 2013
ORBIS RPM collaborates with Today IT to customize and deploy software that offers visibility of packaging throughout the global supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
Emerging markets are key targets of new initiatives, even as the number of executives considering near-shoring has tripled.
By Josh Bond · October 25, 2013
PwC Manufacturing Barometer illustrates the confidence and caution in manufacturers' hiring and investment plans.
By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2013
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders met in Bali, Indonesia this month to build upon the progress made so far by the World Trade Organization to reduce tariffs in the region’s least developed countries. The promising theme was “Resiliant Asia-Pacific, Engine for Global Growth.”
By LM Staff · October 14, 2013
They are concerned about potential tax increases, government regulations, compliance with the Affordable Care Act and the current strength of the U.S. and global economies.
By LM Staff · September 25, 2013
American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), a global network of freight forwarders and agents, recently announced that it is partnering with Australian e-commerce company Qannu to provide it with direct-to-consumer internet shopping service.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2013
Sixth annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey outlines concerns among decision makers and how they plan to address them, such as the 70% who plan to implement new distribution channels over the next five years.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2013
Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index ranks countries based on 22 indicators.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2013
Four global shipping industry organizations are calling on the International Maritime Organization to approve a “carefully negotiated and crafted compromise” this fall that aims to address the problem of misdeclared cargo container weights
By Patrick Burnson · September 11, 2013
On this day of remembrance and tribute for those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks, logistics professionals may also reflect upon some of the steps taken to prevent a similar event from taking place on our soil again.
By Patrick Burnson · September 4, 2013
With the triennial ICAO Global Assembly convening in Montreal later this month, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is placing a new emphasis on its strong support for a global solution to aviation emissions.
By Patrick Burnson · August 20, 2013
Spokesmen said that in the upcoming quarters Damco does not anticipate a major improvement in the market situation.

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