Trade

By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2015
Just when it appeared that agreement among participants comprising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be reached this year, spokesmen announced that recent discussion rounds in Atlanta produced consensus.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2015
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index saw a fourth consecutive month of decline in September.
By Patrick Burnson · September 14, 2015
As one might expect, The Third Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit staged by the USC Marshal School of Business last week placed a major focus on Southern California ports.
By Patrick Burnson · July 30, 2015
Global logistics managers will be tracking the progress of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Maui, Hawaii this week, as negotiating parties hope to finalize the agreement.
By Patrick Burnson · July 20, 2015
China's unstable economy has contributed to an uneven flow of goods to and from the United States, report trade analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
Key sanctions are unlikely to be fully removed until Congress lifts the U.S. embargo on Cuba – something unlikely to take place before 2018 when incumbent president Raúl Castro is expected to step down
By Patrick Burnson · June 18, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been championing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), joins other shippers in praising the House passage of this important legislation.
By Patrick Burnson · June 15, 2015
Last week’s U.S. House of Representatives rejection of Trade Promotion Authority is likely to mean that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be part of Obama’s leadership legacies.
By Patrick Burnson · June 12, 2015
While many shippers may be on the fence in regard to Trade Promotion Authority, the nation’s major manufacturing lobby is adamantly championing it.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) had nothing but praise for the Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).
By Patrick Burnson · May 8, 2015
The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
By Patrick Burnson · April 21, 2015
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which is bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
By Patrick Burnson · April 13, 2015
The United States' effort to remove Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism is a limited but significant step likely lead to the reopening of embassies, say trade analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · April 13, 2015
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.

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