Advocacy

The USMCA Is a Win-Win-Win for US, Canada, Mexico

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win for companies, farmers, shippers and workers throughout the country. * By Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce * Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the largest trade deal in American history and is a big win ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Finding MTS Support Information in the Federal Government

There are a bevy of products and services provided by your federal partners that often go unrecognized, but could enhance your market and operational observations. * By Helen Brohl, Executive Director, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System * After almost 13 years as the executive director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), I’ve observed there ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: Maritime Commerce and Growth Rely on a Strong System

Maritime commerce relies not on one single port or terminal, but a system of harbors, ports and waterways that help move goods from suppliers to manufacturers and consumers. Maintaining and improving that system requires sustained federal investment. * By U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal, CA-47 * In Congress, I’m honored to serve as the Democratic co-chair of the Congressional Ports Caucus. ...

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PORTS + POLITICS: CBP Is Hiring at U.S. Seaports

Despite the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s embrace of technology, there remains a strong need for a trained, professional workforce at the seaports. To fill these vacancies and in anticipation of receiving future funding for even more positions, CBP is aggressively recruiting at all ports, including seaports. * By Todd C. Owen, U.S. Customs and Border Protection * United States ...

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! U.S. Trade Policy: Which Doors Will Remain Open?

With White House trade policies under review and recent announcements regarding tariffs and exemptions, the topic of trade is swelling into every board room, port and business involved in the supply chain. * By Bridget Gorman Wendling * With White House trade policies under review and recent announcements regarding tariffs and exemptions, the topic of trade is swelling into every ...

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