United States Trade Policy

United States Trade Policy

27 Aug 2014
The value of total trade and exports moving through U.S. foreign-trade zones last year hit record highs, reflecting exporter and retailers’ increased of the hubs.
13 Jan 2014
This will be the year U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows what the agency can do when it has politically appointed leadership, something it hasn’t had for two years. If confirmed by the Senate, R. Gil Kerlikowske will lead the agency as it brings a long-delayed cargo processing system into the homestretch, beefs up its top trusted-trade program and determines how to best assist exporters. At the same time, CBP continues to better target goods for inspections so it doesn’t hold up trade unnecessarily.
09 Jan 2014
WASHINGTON — Congress has a small window to approve legislation that would renew President Obama’s authority to submit two ongoing major trade pacts to Congress for a simple yes-or-no vote.
Shoe on money
23 Oct 2013
Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.
01 Oct 2013
The next politically appointed Customs and Border Protection commissioner faces a steep learning curve, funding challenges and calls from many in the trade community to improve a key trusted trader initiative.