Shipping cargo across borders, especially into developing countries, is expected to be easier with the adoption of the WTO's new 110-member trade facilitation deal.
International Trade Agreements
22 Feb 2017
“Studies estimate that the TFA will cut the average cost of exporting by some 14 percent."
09 Dec 2016
Talk of construction along the US-Mexican border is about more than building a wall.
08 Dec 2016
Is Trump truly anti-free trade, and if so, will he also train his eye on the Central America Free Trade Agreement, the decade-old trade pact that was modeled after NAFTA?
14 Nov 2016
Shippers have "more questions than answers" about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is increasingly likely to be rewritten under President-elect Trump.
24 Jun 2015
The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted to renew trade promotion authority for the first time in nearly eight years, setting the stage for the a Pacific Rim partnership that some have heralded as the largest trade pact in history.
04 Jun 2015
The U.S. and European Union are in talks over a new trade deal that could give shipping lines greater bargaining power over port services and give multimodal operators priority to tap inland freight connections, according to documents shared Wednesday by Wikileaks.
22 May 2015
A long-awaited Pacific trade deal between the U.S. and other Pacific Ring nations cleared another hurdle Friday evening. In a 61-38 vote, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to renew trade promotion authority for the country’s president.
12 May 2015
A long-awaited Pacific trade deal between the U.S. and other Pacific Ring nations hangs in limbo now after failing to muster enough support in the U.S. Senate.
28 Apr 2015
The WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, when ratified, will simplify and harmonize the flow of trade information from shippers and other supply chain partners into agencies responsible for monitoring and regulating trade.
22 Apr 2015
India and Bangladesh agreed to extend an earlier protocol dealing with “inland water transit and trade” cooperation between the two countries, with provision for automatic renewal in line with a proposed amendment to the Bangladesh-India trade agreement, the Indian Ministry of Shipping said in a written statement.
21 Apr 2015
International trade supports nearly 6.9 million U.S. retail jobs, according to a study commissioned by the National Retail Federation in support of free-trade initiatives.