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USFIA Elects Macy’s Exec Michael Singer as New Chairman

As new chairman of USFIA, Singer will advocate for TPP and other market-opening initiatives as well as help manage Customs and compliance issues for its members.

Honduras Urged to Diversify Export Base Beyond U.S.

Exports of goods processed in duty-free and tax-free export processing zones, or maquilas, last year totaled $2 billion.

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China Leads Apparel, Textile Import Plunge in March

Several factors likely had an impact on double-digit declines, including last year’s West Coast port crisis and excess inventories.

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Former USTR Mickey Kantor Speaks Out on Trade

The former U.S. Trade Representative says he believes TPP can pass this year in a lame duck session of Congress.

Maersk's Culzean gas field project.

Low Freight Rates Hit Maersk Group Profits

Maersk reported profits for the period fell 86 percent to $224 million from $1.57 billion in the year-ago period.

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British Government Minister Turns Up Heat on Sir Philip Green

Britain’s business secretary Sajid Javid is the latest official to launch a probe into the collapse of BHS.

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Customs Establishes Trade Enforcement Task Force

Customs task force will target illicit trade.

U.S. Trade Representative Pushes for TPP Passage in Congress

Despite uncertainty from a presidential race and Americans’ anxiety about jobs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Milken Institute Global Conference said “It’ll get done this year.”

The Port of Long Beach is  a major shipping hub for U.S.-Asia cargo.

U.S., EU Negotiators Downplay Leaked T-TIP Documents

Leaked documents reveal that U.S. appears to be seeking longer duty phaseouts for some textiles, footwear and accessories.