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International Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TPP101 Country profile: Singapore and Japan

Singapore: An Ongoing Partner The Republic of Singapore is a financial hub of the world, and has been called the “easiest place to do business” by the World Bank Group for ten years in a row. Foreign...

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International Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TPP101 Country profile: Australia and New Zealand

Australia The United States and Australia already had a free trade prior to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, dating back to 2005. Under the Australia/US Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), 99% of American goods...

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International Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement - TPP101

Even if you haven’t been paying attention to current events in international trade, you’ve probably still heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). From conspiracy theories to complicated...

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Supply Chain, International Trade

“Yes, I know guacamole is extra.”

This saying has become pretty stylish these days – making appearances on shirts, jewelry, and all around the internet in meme form. But if we take a closer look at the complexities of the avocado...

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International Trade

Beyond Bitter and Sweet

Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. But do you know what else is everywhere during this romantic time of year? Chocolate! In heart shaped boxes, in artisanal bars, in cookies and cakes –...

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International Trade

The Red Dragon of Asia

It feels like just a few weeks ago that Americans were putting 2015 to bed and welcoming the new year. This week, on the other side of the world, about 1/5 of the global population is celebrating...

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Ocean Freight, International Trade

Customer Choice

In my last post we started to take a look and answer if International Transportation is ready for disruption. Disruption means “Different and better”. Could traditional freight forwarding be ready...

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