Members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee have passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act in a 36-10 vote.
United States Trade Policy
02 May 2013
President Barack Obama today said he will nominate Michael Froman to serve as U.S. Trade Representative.
26 Apr 2013
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has applauded the reintroduction of the Affordable Footwear Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
19 Apr 2013
Peter Friedmann, Washington counsel for the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, offers his takeaways from CONECT's annual trade and transportation conference in Newport, R.I.
04 Apr 2013
Demetrios Marantis, acting U.S. trade representative, has sent three reports to President Obama and Congress detailing noteworthy accomplishments that the current administration has achieved in reducing or removing foreign government barriers to U.S. exports.
01 Apr 2013
Ron Kirk, who served as the U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration until February 2013, has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as senior of counsel.
20 Mar 2013
U.S. Reps. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., and Ted Poe, R-Texas, co-founders of the bipartisan PORTS Caucus, were presented with the American Association of Port Authorities “Port Person of the Year” award at the association’s annual spring conference in Washington.
14 Mar 2013
Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., along with co-sponsor Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., today introduced H.R. 1149, the “Waterways Are Vital for the Economy, Energy, Efficiency and Environment Act of 2013,” to modernize the lock and dam infrastructure on the inland waterways system.
14 Mar 2013
Vic Toews, Canada’s minister of public safety, and Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, have signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck cargo pre-inspection pilot project in Canada.
12 Mar 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has modified the designation of Al Minya, Alexandria, Beni Suief, Central Delta, Greater Cairo and Suez Canal zones in Egypt under the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act to allow all facilities in...
11 Mar 2013
Import cargo volume at the U.S.’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 2.3 percent in March compared with the same month last year, despite federal spending cuts that could slow down cargo processing...
07 Mar 2013
In his annual State of the State address, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the need for strategic infrastructure investments and announced his budget recommendation of $288 million in seaport improvements this year.