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The High Cost of Hubris

Dec 20, 2013

U.S. manufacturers, service providers, and innovators increasingly sell their wares to the ninety-five per cent of global consumers who live outside the United States.  But they could soon find themselves faced with billions of dollars in penalties in key markets as a result of discriminatory U.S policies.

American Innovation Springs from the Technology and Transportation Nexus

Dec 19, 2013

This post originally appeared on 1776 News.

Advancements in technology and transportation have gone hand in hand for generations. This union has been essential to the United States becoming an economic powerhouse. If we hope to extend that reputation, we must continue to embrace technological innovations that help us move safely from one place to another, facilitate the free flow of commerce and keep America globally competitive.

Cost-Cutting, Competition-Enhancing, Anti-Corruption Trade Pact

Dec 18, 2013

Earlier this month, trade ministers for the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) gathered in Bali, Indonesia, where they unanimously endorsed the first multilateral trade agreement in nearly two decades. Dubbed the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), it will streamline the passage of goods across borders by cutting red tape and bureaucracy and establishing common approaches to the clearance of goods through customs.