Global Trade Magazine

Fewer US Waste Exports After China Crackdown

New Chinese regulations came into effect only weeks ago, but they are already having an impact on US scrap and waste exports. Scrap shipments to China have declined, following new restrictions imposed on foreign waste started to come into e...Read More

NAFTA Talks: Off the Rails?

The fourth round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in Washington last week, amid concerns that these talks may end in an impasse between the Trump administration and the governments of Mexico and Canad...Read More

Why October Will Be Critical to Brexit Stakeholders

For European traders and multinationals with a stake in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, October 2017 will represent a series of watershed moments that will set the tone for the future of EU-UK commerce — and things aren’t looking up. Last ...Read More

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released last week the “Streamlining Permitting and Regulatory Burdens for American Manufacturers” report that was submitted to President Donald Trump. The report, which gathered input from domestic manu...Read More

EPA Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan Unleashes Controversy

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking earlier this week, proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration initiative. In a nutshell, EPA has propose...Read More

Transportation Labor Wants Investment in Rail and Transportation Infrastructure

Speaking before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today, Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), called on federal lawmakers ...Read More

Border Security Act Passes Congressional Committee

H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act, overcame its first hurdle last week after it was approved by the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. The legislation was introduced last July by the chairman of that commi...Read More

Trump May Yet Dump NAFTA

There is still a strong likelihood that US President Donald Trump will withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That’s the view of Robert Zoellick, a former US trade representative, who spoke at the A...Read More

Trade In Value Added

It has been widely assumed that American-made parts and components constitute a substantial percentage of the products that are manufactured in Mexico and Canada and imported by the United States. But that is increasingly not the case, acco...Read More

US Slams China and India With Preliminary Duties on Mechanical Tubing

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, finding that exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and India received countervaila...Read More

Transportation Labor Supports Jones Act

The Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO has come out in opposition to legislation introduced by Senators McCain and Mike Lee to permanently repeal the Jones Act as it relates to Puerto Rico. “The humanitarian crisis in Pue...Read More

China Scraps Waste and Scrap Imports

China has recently taken steps to close its waste and scrap market—the world’s largest—to imports, jeopardizing more than $5 billion in exports from the United States, the world’s largest waste and scrap exporter. On July 18, China notified...Read More

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