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4 Lessons in Global Trade from World Cup

What can the World Cup teach us about international trade? It turns out plenty. There is a popular narrative circulating in the halls of Washington about how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 Pacific...

source: By Steve Lamar
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November 23, 2015: Thirty years ago, Levi Strauss & Co. began producing its iconic jeans in China, eager to tap a seemingly endless stream of workers willing to sew for a few dimes an hour. Now that stream is starting to dry up.

source: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October 2015 Consumer Price Index (CPI) on November 17. According to the report, non-seasonally adjusted retail prices for apparel and footwear rose...


On November 17, Panama announced that it had ratified the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The AAFA-supported agreement has now been ratified by 52 WTO member countries. Once ratified by two-thirds...


On November 19, AAFA joined with a broad stakeholder coalition urging the World Bank to suspend loans to Uzbekistan because the Uzbek government’s widespread use of forced labor in this fall’s cotton harvest violated the tenets of those loans. (Nate Herman)


On November 17, AAFA joined the entire business community in urging House and Senate conferees to include the Port Performance Act in the conference version of the long-term highway bill. The provision would collect basic,...


The Vermont General Assembly’s Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) approved the Vermont Department of Health's Chemicals of High Concern in Children's Product Rule on November 19. LCAR’s decision...



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