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BMW Unveils Plan to Boost Production in China - Bloomberg
BMW AG is increasing manufacturing capacity in China in a move that will help the automaker lower its reliance on imports from a U.S. factory just as trade tensions between the two countries intensify.
trade-agreements  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  tariffs  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
This Factory Was Ready to Expand. Then Came the Trump Trade Wars. - The New York Times
Prices are rising for imported goods, other nations are erecting retaliatory trade barriers, and companies like Plug Power, the manufacturing business that Mr. Marsh runs outside Albany, are facing crippling uncertainty from Mr. Trump’s fickle approach.
Around-the-web  this-week-427  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  new-york  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Texas benefits most in a collaborative U.S.-Mexico relationship. [Opinion] - Houston Chronicle
Because Texas is the origin, destination or transit territory for nearly two-thirds of bi-national trade — which stands at some $560 billion per year — the state could be deeply affected by any reduction in bi-national economic activity.
opinion  texas  mexico  NAFTA  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-427  free-trade-agreements 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions? - Route Fifty
Implementation of U.S.-China tariffs or withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would have bigger economic effects on some states compared to the more limited impacts of other recent trade decisions, a new Moody’s Investors Service report found.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  tariffs  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table - Bloomberg
The plea came a day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned the three nations are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact and negotiators missed a top legislator’s deadline for progress.
government-policy  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  canada  mexico  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Trade uncertainty may be sapping business investment, says Atlanta Fed's Bostic - CNBC
Uncertainty over President Donald Trump's trade policies is the "most obvious risk" facing the U.S. economy and may be prompting businesses to hold back on investment, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  government-policy  tariffs  free-trade-agreements  this-week-425  sfp-insider-5-18-2018  Around-the-web 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Solar industry jobs are set to grow this year, despite Trump’s tariffs - MIT Technology Review
Despite fears that President Donald Trump’s solar tariffs would cause job loss in the industry, it appears the opposite may in fact be happening.
Around-the-web  this-week-420  solar  jobs  tariffs  government-policy  free-trade-agreements 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South - NPR
Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta - all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.
automotive-industry  regional-reports  south  Georgia  Tennessee  steel-industry  free-trade-agreements  foreign-trade-policy  germany  mercedes-benz  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Why the Rust Belt economy will suffer in a trade war - Brookings
Exports contribute significantly to the U.S. economy, today representing 12.3 percent of U.S. GDP. And the Rust Belt is at the center of this export economy, generating 26 percent of export-derived GDP (Figure 1). As prior Brookings analysis shows, “Trump Country,” particularly the communities of the Rust Belt, has been more affected by trade-related dislocations but also relies more on exports for jobs than other parts of the country.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  government-policy  NAFTA  Trans-Pacific-Partnership  tariffs  Around-the-web  this-week-415 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Time to rethink U.S. trade strategy in Asia - Brookings
The net effect of Trump’s “America first” trade policy is that many of America’s closest trading partners in Asia are accelerating efforts to advance regional economic integration while the United States stands on the sidelines.
china  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  Trans-Pacific-Partnership  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-413  insider-4-12-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Businesses sitting ‘on their wallets’ amid NAFTA uncertainty, but deal possible by March: Canadian envoy - Financial Post
“We aren’t going to take any old deal,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week at a town hall in Nanaimo, British Columbia
NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-412  free-trade-agreements  government-policy 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
JinkoSolar Set to Build a US Factory, the First Planned in Response to Tariffs - Greentech Media
Taiwanese solar manufacturer United Renewable Energy is also planning to launch a new U.S. module facility in the wake of Trump’s tariff decision.
solar  green-economy  business-globalization  fdi-USA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Bombardier just bested Boeing in a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. Here’s what you need to know. - The Washington Post
In a recent interview with CNBC, Alain Bellemare emphasized that Bombardier has invested heavily in the United States and will be “doing more by putting the assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.” But Bellemare has said little about whether the number of jobs created in the aftermath of the ITC’s decision will remain intact.
Aerospace  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  canada  taxes-incentives  government-policy  Boeing  bombardier  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Samsung marks opening of its 1st U.S. appliance plant in South Carolina amid threat of tariffs -
South Carolina and Samsung officials on Friday celebrated the first washing machines made at the company's first U.S. appliance manufacturing plant, even as the Trump administration eyes new tariffs on the South Korean manufacturer that Gov. Henry McMaster calls bad for the state and the country.
business-globalization  electronics-industry  appliances-industry  samsung  south-carolina  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-410 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
NAFTA promotes U.S. manufacturing in the food and agriculture sector - TheHill
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is important to the frozen food and beverage industry and the 670,000 jobs the sector supports throughout the United States. Frozen food makers depend on a reliable, safe and state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain network to efficiently and competitively make and distribute food that the world enjoys every day.
food-processing  industry-reports  mexico  canada  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-207 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA -
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade Worries Led Wisconsin Mill Town to Trump. It’s Still Uneasy. - The New York Times
NEENAH, Wis. — In Winnebago County, they’ve seen the paper mills close, one by one.

While Kimberly-Clark, founded here in 1872, still employs several thousand people locally, abandoned mills dot smaller towns in the region. Paper production has moved to cheaper locales overseas with less stringent pollution rules. That has left a pall — and a sense of fear and insecurity — hanging over places like Neenah, even as factories in other industries are still humming.

For many, the villain is trade.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  NAFTA  this-week-405  Around-the-web 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to Revive U.S. Solar Factories Faces Familiar Job-Killer - Bloomberg
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
solar  energy  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  china  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Mercedes-Benz Vans chief: North Charleston plant already adding U.S. jobs, with or without new NAFTA -
While the debate continues over whether stricter trade rules are needed to boost U.S. jobs, the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston says his company is already helping to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promise to put more Americans to work.
south-carolina  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
When It Comes to Trade Whirlpool Tries To Have Its Cake And Eat It Too - Forbes
Samsung is building a washing machine factory in Newberry County, South Carolina. The plant is nearing completion, 250 workers have already been hired, sometime in 2018 the plant will have 500 workers producing washers and possibly other appliances, and eventually nearly 1000 workers will be employed there. LG is just beginning work on a plant in Clarkesville, Tennessee, so soon both major importers will be manufacturing some of their washing machines in the U.S., creating jobs for several thousand Americans.

If Whirlpool's foreign competitors are already in the process of moving some of their manufacturing footprint to the U.S., why is a trade action needed?
business-globalization  appliances-industry  whirlpool  south-carolina  free-trade-agreements  Tennessee  fdi-USA  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous - LA Times
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to start considering a tariff on imports of the most popular photovoltaic generating panels used in the booming U.S. residential and utility-scale solar markets. A stiff tariff could double the price of imported photovoltaic panels made from crystalline silicon, an outcome that is either calamitous or full of opportunity for the burgeoning solar industry, depending on how you look at it.
business-globalization  Around-the-web  solar  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  this-week-402 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why are Boeing and the U.S. in a trade war with Canada and the U.K.? - The Washington Post
The feud has fueled tensions among the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Both Canada and the United Kingdom have threatened to not purchase military aircraft from Boeing until the dispute is resolved. Both countries stand to lose thousands of jobs should the C series deal fall through.
business-expansion  Aerospace  bombardier  Boeing  taxes-incentives  industry-reports  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection - WIRED
Suniva and SolarWorld have petitioned the US International Trade Commission calling for strong tariffs against foreign manufacturers claiming that foreign governments, like China, have subsidized competing solar cell manufacturers abroad, undercutting the US solar industry. But much of the rest of the US solar industry finds those figures far-fetched, and calls the tariff a terrible idea.
solar  energy  green-economy  trade-agreements  business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  tariffs  industry-reports  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
One U.S. Factory Goes Global, While Trump Shrinks the World - The New York Times
If Big Ass Fans stands as refutation to the premature obituaries for American manufacturing, the people running the operation worry about a looming risk. Talk of trade hostilities from Washington could shrink the globe, potentially yielding policy that could limit American exports while impeding access to crucial components of manufacturing.
business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  kentucky  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  OEMs  global-supply-chain  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The big three unknowns for US manufacturers with trade policy in flux - Industrial Insights - PwC
The Trump Administration’s aim to tie US trade relations more closely to domestic manufacturing growth is prompting US companies and their trading partners to re-think supply chain and operations strategy. We see US governors, senators and industry associations reaching across US borders to put forward their cases as North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) heads toward a renegotiation later this year.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-392-top 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
'Made in America', free trade aren't mutually exclusive — far from it - TheHill
A policy of free trade and open global competition is perfectly compatible with a thriving U.S. manufacturing sector. Expanding trade enabled by free trade agreements does not necessarily mean we produce less stuff in America, but it does steer Americans to produce a different and higher-value mix of goods for sale at home and abroad.
Around-the-web  this-week-392  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul? - HBR
The proposed “border adjustment” that is part of a tax reform package Congress is debating could cause the U.S. dollar to appreciate relative to other currencies. Under the plan, companies would not be able to deduct the cost of imports from their revenue, a move that today enables them to lower their overall tax burden. At the same time, exports and other foreign sales would be made tax free.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  this-week-391-top  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Economic Nationalism and the Future of Global R&D - strategy+business
For years, companies have been expanding their research and development (R&D) footprint beyond the boundaries of their home country. But recent political and economic events have raised questions about whether this global innovation model can be sustained.
research&development  business-globalization  government-policy  innovation  free-trade-agreements  this-week-390  Around-the-web 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Renegotiating the U.S.-Mexico relationship in 2017 - Brookings Institution
The nature of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico has important implications for both the local and international geopolitical landscapes. With global attention turned toward the shifting relationship, competent diplomacy and productive trade relations between the two world powers are more pertinent than ever.
business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  mexico  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-388 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
With NAFTA, Mexico and the U.S. build things together - Dallas News
While "free trade" has been blamed for job losses in many parts of the nation, as of 2014 nearly five million jobs across the U.S. depend on trade with Mexico. These jobs are not just in Texas. In 2015, Mexico was the first or second export destination for 30 out of 50 states.
free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  NAFTA  Around-the-web  government-policy  economic-analysis  texas  opinion  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How a border tax could divide Boeing and its suppliers - Reuters
A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts.
NAFTA  border-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  mexico  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Aerospace  Boeing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Like semiconductors, US solar needs government support - TheHill
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has taken a nuanced view that recognizes the different needs of various industries and individual firms. Secretary Ross can apply that nuanced view to raise the level of government protection for the PV industry to that of the semiconductor industry.     
opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  solar-power  energy  industry-reports  semi-conductor  tech-transfer  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Man Who Made Us See That Trade Isn't Always Free - Bloomberg View
So, I asked, how should trade policy be changed? Autor’s answers again surprised me. He suggested that the process of admitting China to the World Trade Organization back in 2000 should have been slowed down significantly. That would have given American workers and industries time to prepare for, and adjust to, China’s competitive onslaught. He also endorsed the border adjustment tax now being considered by Congress. That tax would probably benefit U.S. exporters at the expense of importers.

But Autor went quite a bit further. He told me that the U.S. government should focus attention on manufacturing industries, and even use industrial policy to bolster the sector.
business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  china  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  opinion  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US tax proposals hit automotive industry - Roland Berger
How will the repercussions of recent US tax plans be felt by the automotive industry? Our new study shows border tax proposals introduced by the new US administration will contribute significant costs to vehicles sold in the US. These costs will not only apply to imported vehicles, but also vehicles produced in the US, due to foreign part content.
corporate-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
What Trump Gets Right on Trade - The New York Times
Although cheap, labor-intensive goods often come to mind when Americans think of job-displacing imports, the more capital- and technology-intensive segments of manufacturing have hardly been immune. Sectors like motor vehicles and parts, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, nonelectrical machinery (like machine tools, farm machinery and power-generating turbines) and industrial chemicals add up to nearly half of manufacturing’s enormous, chronic annual trade deficits nowadays.
opinion  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Texas on front lines of NAFTA negotiations - PBS NewsHour
President Donald Trump announced this week his plan to renegotiate NAFTA, a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, citing a loss of jobs in the U.S. But many business owners and politicians in Texas, which shares a border with Mexico, favor the deal.
NAFTA  mexico  free-trade-agreements  texas  Around-the-web  this-week-375  government-policy 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Risks and opportunities in 2017 - PwC Industrial Insights
Unlike tax and regulatory reform where the broader business community feels change, trade policy could result in a greater debate between potential winners and losers.
economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  corporate-tax-reform  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
States Aggressively Court Foreign Companies - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Charges of “terrible” trade deals, the shipping of jobs overseas and the dangers of globalization dominated the presidential campaign. But many states are aggressively courting foreign companies to boost and diversify their economies.
free-trade-agreements  fdi-USA  economic-development-news  business-globalization  china  this-week-370  Around-the-web 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Executives Need to Know How Trade Deals Shape Their Markets - HBR
Most corporate strategists focus on finding ways to win in the market — that is, they look for sources of competitive advantage based on the customers they serve, the products they sell, the suppliers they use, and so on. But they tend to overlook their nonmarket strategy. Nonmarket strategy means using and shaping the rules of global commerce, such as trade agreements, through legal and political means.
executive-leadership  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA (For the Most Part) - The National Law Review
Since January 2015, the FTC has issued 46 letters to companies asserting misleading U.S. origin claims on a wide range of products, such as cookware, snow blowers, auto parts and pet products.
shinola  made-in-america  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-363  free-trade-agreements  FTC 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Globalization isn't killing factory jobs. Trade is actually why manufacturing is up 40%. - LA Times
The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has indeed been in a long decline since the late 1970s, but that disguises the true story of American manufacturing. Nostalgia for a bygone era blinds politicians and voters alike to the reality of a revitalized sector of the American economy that is thriving in a global market.
u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-361 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The All-American iPhone - MIT Technology Review
Political candidates opposed to free trade say Apple should make phones in the United States. Let’s see what that would look like.
u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  iphone  apple  tech-transfer  electronics-industry  this-week-354-top 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
America’s Business Leaders Support Trans-Pacific Partnership - Business Roundtable
“Business Roundtable supports the TPP because this significant agreement will promote U.S. economic leadership and much-needed U.S. growth and jobs by expanding U.S. trade opportunities and setting strong new rules for international commerce,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee. “We want Congress to approve the TPP this year. To that end, we are urging the Administration to quickly address the remaining issues that impact certain business sectors in order to ensure the broadest possible benefits to all sectors of U.S. business, which will enable the broadest support possible for the TPP.”
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-336 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Topeka-area manufacturers shrug at Pacific trade agreement, farm groups support - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka-area manufacturers greeted the possibility of a wide-ranging trade agreement with essentially a shrug, while farming groups hope it could open new markets.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  free-trade-agreements  u.s.-manufacturing  food-industry  farm-ag  Kansas  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
The TPP could help tiny companies become global exporters - Quartz
The trade deal, which still has to be ratified by the 12 participating countries, including the US, Japan, and Mexico, could make it easier for a mother in Tokyo to buy a handmade crib from a furniture maker in Vermont.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-328  e-commmerce  economic-analysis 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The acceleration of Mexico’s car manufacturing industry - World Finance
Through a combination of low wages, good geography and free-trade agreements, many car manufacturers have invested in Mexico. The hope is that this will boost the country’s manufacturing base.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  automotive-industry  mexico  nearshoring  free-trade-agreements 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains on Hold for Time Being - Supply Chain Management Review
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.

“The TPP negotiations have long presented a lot of hope for manufacturers in the United States and the millions of jobs they impact,” said Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs. “If done right, this agreement has the potential to boost U.S. manufacturing growth and global competitiveness.”
trans-pacific-partnership  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  asia  government-policy  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-317 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
A State-By-State Look at Governors' Trade Trips Abroad - The New York Times
U.S. governors have taken or scheduled about 80 trips abroad since the start of 2014, generally focused on boosting exports or recruiting businesses to their states. Here's a look at what each governor has done.
location-USA  fdi-USA  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  this-week-314  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is nearly dead - The Berkeley Blog
It’s not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn’t behind him).

The biggest lesson is most Americans no longer support free trade.
free-trade-agreements  this-week-310  Around-the-web  government-policy  Trans-Pacific-Partnership 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
TPP? TTIP? Key trade deal terms explained - Brookings Institution

Ever get confused by what it all means?

The Obama administration is in the midst of negotiations for several historic trade deals. With so many acronyms floating around, it can be difficult to keep up. To help our readers understand the global negotiations, as well as controversies surrounding trade deals domestically, we’ve put together a summary of terms, ideas, and research on trade from Brookings experts.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  government-policy  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Imports Are Surging From China Because China Is Breaking The International Rules Of Trade, Yet The U.S. Does Nothing
U.S. industry is increasingly uncompetitive in global markets and the consequences of fast-growing trade imbalances could be troublesome for the American economy and the international financial system, according to analyst Ernest Preeg of the Manufacturers Alliance / MAPI.
business-globalization  china  exports  imports  government-policy  foreign-trade-agreements  free-trade-agreements  this-week-303  around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Why are unions so focused on fighting trade deals? - Brookings Institution
A shrinking slice of American union workers are in industries exposed to imports and other pressures from international trade. Yet, among all the threats to organized labor and the wages of American workers, the AFL-CIO has made a priority of fighting the Obama administration on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which probably won’t much have much economic impact anyhow. Why?
free-trade-agreements  foreign-trade-agreements  business-globalization  unions  organized-labor  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
How U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Depend on Trade - GE Ideas Lab
The positive impact of trade on U.S. manufacturing is clear when you look at it from the perspective of how much value is added on U.S. shores during the manufacturing process — an approach that avoids the double counting that can otherwise result along manufacturing supply chains.
u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  this-week-294  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A Transformative Trade-Agreement Model for the U.S. - Area Development
Every week, new ideas for fixing America’s unemployment woes are debated by experts on TV and radio shows and in print and online publications.
area-development-features  matt  trade  free-trade-agreements 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup? - Supply Chain 24/7
Several clients expressed concern that the service providers they’ve had in place for years might not be appropriate for the increased role Mexico plays in their current and future supply chain.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  logistics  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  nearshoring  this-week-273  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturing: U.S. production costs catching up with China - Los Angeles Times
Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals.
this-week-262  around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  economic-analysis  free-trade-agreements  cost-of-doing-business  web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA: A 50-Year Success Story for U.S. Manufacturing - MAPI
The very large and mutual gains from free trade within North America began with the U.S.-Canada Auto Pact of 1965, which created the economic and political momentum for the comprehensive U.S.-Canada free trade agreement of 1988. The path-breaking extension of free trade by these two industrialized nations to a major developing country, Mexico, in the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement completed the regional economic integration among the three democracies based on private sector–driven free trade and market-based currencies.
u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  economic-analysis  this-week-261  around-the-web  industry-organizations 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S.--EU Trade Deal Could Help Launch A New Era Of Manufacturing - Forbes
The United States and European Union are negotiating what would be the world’s largest bilateral trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Trade barriers between our countries are already low, but eliminating them would significantly reduce the cost of business operations, increase competitiveness and encourage even greater innovation and growth opportunities.
free-trade-agreements  europe  business-globalization  government-policy  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Is Back. Sort Of. - Bloomberg View
Ford Motor Co. says it will be moving production of its F-650 and F-750 pickup trucks from Escobedo, Mexico, to Avon Lake, Ohio. This may seem like a triumph for U.S. competitiveness, but as usual, the truth about modern American manufacturing is more complex.
u.s.-manufacturing  nearshoring  backshoring  automotive-industry  ford  ohio  mexico  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  this-week-253  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA, 20 Years Later: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? - Knowledge@Wharton
Even now, 20 years after NAFTA was enacted in 1994, the trade agreement’s legacy remains enshrouded in controversy, not only in the United States, but in Canada and Mexico as well.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  mexico  canada  this-week-251  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
International Location Report: Canada Presents a Stable Business Climate
Canada’s wealth of resources and pro-business environment has helped the nation to attract recent big investment projects from around the world.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  fdi  location-canada  free-trade-agreements  canada  area-development-features  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
NAFTA at 20: Ready to take off again? - The Economist
Two decades ago the North American Free-Trade Agreement got off to a flying start. Then it stalled
NAFTA  mexico  canada  nearshoring  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
The New Mexico - Businessweek
Many Americans continue to think of Mexico as a nation of itinerant farm workers and day laborers looking to slink across the border to take low-paying U.S. jobs. It’s stereotyping at its worst.
free-trade-agreements  manufacturing  around-the-web  mexico  this-week-229  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
How Exports Will Save Us: New Agreement Could Create Free Trade Zone Larger than EU - GE Reports
Step inside GE Aviation’s jet engine assembly plant in Peebles, Ohio, on any given day, and you will see teams of GE machinists, mechanics and engineers building next-generation engines such as the GEnx for the world’s most advanced aircraft like Boeing’s new 747-8 jumbo operated by airlines and shippers around the world.
free-trade-agreements  GE  around-the-web  asia  this-week-211  business-globalization 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
EU, U.S. To Push For Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal - AP via
The European Union and the United States announced Wednesday that they have agreed to pursue talks aimed at achieving an overarching trans-Atlantic free trade deal.
free-trade-agreements  europe  around-the-web  this-week-202  business-globalization 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Stimulus for Both Sides of the Atlantic - Area Development Online
The proposed EU-U.S. free-trade agreement could result in increased U.S. production capacity for export and accompanying plant expansion and regional economic growth.
free-trade-agreements  matt  tariffs  trade 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Missouri reaches $4.4B trade agreement with China - BusinessWeek
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday the state has reached an agreement to sell $4.4 billion worth of products to China for the next three years starting in 2012.
business-globalization  china  free-trade-agreements  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Solar Panel Makers Accuse Chinese of Trade Violations -
Seven American makers of solar panels filed a broad trade case in Washington against the Chinese solar industry on Wednesday, accusing it of using billions of dollars in government subsidies to help gain sales in the American market.
china  business-globalization  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  solar  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
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