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U.S. economy

U.S. economy – Trade Watch Retail sales in March dropped 0.4 percent from February, according to advance estimates, but they were 3.5 percent higher than in March 1991 … Majority-owned affiliates of U.S. companies plan to increase capital expenditures 4 percent in 1992, to $65.8 billion, after an estimated 3 percent increase in 1991 … […]

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The Japanese distribution system

The Japanese distribution system Eric Michael Kennedy Distribution channels in Japan are very different from our own; they are as inefficient as they are complex. The system is characterized by multiple layers of wholesalers who have developed close, personal relationships with other wholesalers, manufacturers, importers, and retailers. Moreover, these intimate relationships often serve as an […]

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Inside Washington: The International Business Executive’s Guide to Government Resources.

Inside Washington: The International Business Executive’s Guide to Government Resources. – book reviews Inside Washington: The International Business Executive’s Guide to Govern. ment Resources. Edited by William A. Delphos. Published by Madison Books, Lanham, Md. 1988. 295pp. $49.95 (plus 2.50 postage and handling) hardcover. The U.S. Government offers hundreds of assistance programs for American businesses […]

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Guide to documentary credit operations.

Guide to documentary credit operations. – book reviews This updated edition of the Guide to Documentary Credit Operations incorporates all the changes brought about by the 1983 revision to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits and contains new text. The section on transport documents encompassing articles 25-34 of the Uniform Customs and Practice […]

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Exporting pays off – Beauty Products International, export trading company

Exporting pays off – Beauty Products International, export trading company – company profile Sales have been growing rapidly for Beauty Products International (BPI) of Malibu, Calif., a two-man export trading company founded 19 months ago. After being involved in several business ventures together, partners James K. Yoder and Kent Post believed that the time was […]

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New Commerce Department report on Malaysia points to several areas of export opportunity

New Commerce Department report on Malaysia points to several areas of export opportunity – Marketing in Malaysia report excerpts Lisa Errion New Commerce Department Report on Malaysia Points to Several Areas of Export Opportunity Malaysia, the second fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, continues to be a good and growing market for U.S. goods and […]

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Successful Uruguay Round launches revitalized world trading system

Successful Uruguay Round launches revitalized world trading system – includes related article Louis J. Murphy On Dec. 15, 1993, delegations from more than 100 countries concluded overall negotiation of the most ambitious and comprehensive global commercial agreement in history. The results of the Uruguay Round build upon but go well beyond the results of the […]

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Sources of export financing

Sources of export financing – Export-Import Bank of Japan loan programs The U.S. government, foreign governments, and multilateral institutions provide billions of dollars annually to support international trade and investment activities. This regular column highlights specific programs that are available to U.S. companies. It is compiled by Delphos International, a Washington D.C.-based firm that helps […]

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The trade, employment, and productivity bill – Ronald Reagan sends trade legislation bill to Congress

The trade, employment, and productivity bill – Ronald Reagan sends trade legislation bill to Congress – transcript Trade, Employment, and Productivity Bill THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 19, 1987 To the Congress of the United States: I am pleased to transmit today for your immediate consideration and enactment […]

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California continues to rank first in exports of manufactured goods

California continues to rank first in exports of manufactured goods – prepared by Trade Information and Analysis, International Trade Administration California Continues to Rank First In Exports of Manufactured Goods California and Texas continue to rank first and second among the 50 states in exports of manufactured products. Michigan and New, York moved up to […]