Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Equipment Overseas



By Bill Armbruster for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) When you are traveling with high-value goods overseas, it helps to have things nailed down in advance. Gregory Young, vice president of International Bolting Technologies Inc., remembers the … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from Free Trade Agreements



By: Melissa Scott Many of you are probably aware that three free trade agreements (FTAs) were approved in October, 2011 – South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The U.S. – Korea FTA became effective March 15, 2012, and the U.S. – Colombia … Continue reading

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May 2012 Trade Data



By: John Sperry For May 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $48.7 billion from $50.6 billion (revised) in April, as imports decreased and exports increased to $231.8 billion and $183.1 billion, respectively.  May exports and imports … Continue reading

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