Panama Canal to Increase Opportunity Across the Pond
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Panama Canal to Increase Opportunity Across the Pond

April/May 2016 | Cover Story |


The U.S. grain industry has anticipated the completion of the Panama Canal expansion since the project was announced nearly a decade ago. It is a vital trade route for agricultural commodities shipped from the East Coast and the Mississippi River destined for Asia and western South American countries.
 

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers an Unfortunate Growing Pain in Southeast Asia

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers an Unfortunate Growing Pain in Southeast Asia

Feb/March 2016 | Global Connection | Kevin Roepke

Southeast Asia will have to embrace genuine trade liberalization, in all aspects — sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and import authorizations, in addition to tariff removals — if it wishes to see its full potential for food security and economic prosperity. Currently, non-tariff trade barriers (NTTBs) are becoming the norm, as nations are willing to liberalize on paper, but not on the ground. 

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