Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements

Commentary

President Obama once again called for dramatically improving U.S. infrastructure and receiving expanded powers to finalize two major trade pacts during last night’s State of the Union address.

News & Analysis

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.
10 Apr 2015
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to join a Teamster-led lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's decision to allow Mexican carriers to apply for U.S. authority.
17 Mar 2015
Even if the Teamsters fail to overturn a recent federal decision to allow Mexican motor carriers to haul loads past the border region, the impact of the new program may be negligible anyway.
23 Feb 2015
The completion of a long-awaited Pacific trade deal may still be a ways off, international officials say, so long as U.S. legislators continue to delay key trade legislation that would make the deal possible.
21 Jan 2015
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan came into effect on Jan. 15, granting virtually all Australian exports preferential or duty free access to the giant Japanese market.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue urges action on trade, technology, energy and infrastructure to create jobs, economic growth.
14 Jan 2015
The American business climate is “improving” and will continue to improve in 2015 as the U.S. economy grows at a faster pace, but it’s not time for a “victory lap,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said.
01 Dec 2014
Eurasian Economic Union and Mercosur officials met last week to see how members could strengthen trade relations and increase the movement of goods between trade blocs.
16 Oct 2014
Staying on top of the evolving regulatory and customs environment was a key areas forwarders and NVOCCs needed to focus on as they expand their business across Asia, delegates at a TPM Asia panel heard today.