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Guest statement from hearing on post-COVID Federal real estate issues
Guest statement from hearing on post-COVID Federal real estate issues

AJOT | May 14, 2021 | International Trade

Opening remarks, as prepared, of U.S. Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS) from today’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hearing entitled, “Federal Real Estate Post-COVID-19 Part One: A View From The Private Sector”:

Graves & Guest introduce bill to spur high-speed broadband projects in rural & economically distressed communities
Graves & Guest introduce bill to spur high-speed broadband projects in rural & economically distressed communities

AJOT | May 14, 2021 | International Trade

A bill to remove barriers for communities seeking to use Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to develop high-speed broadband access was introduced in the House of Representatives today by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS).

Australia leader repeats ‘one country’ China, Taiwan remark

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

New Zealand’s Ardern will pursue closer trade ties with US
New Zealand’s Ardern will pursue closer trade ties with US

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

New Zealand wants to deepen its trade relationship with the U.S. as well as other key partners and capitalize on its Covid-free status as the world begins to re-open, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Mexico flags US food-plant labor concerns in trade tit-for-tat

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

U.K. slams EU over Brexit finance ‘threats’ as relations sour

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

US sanctions Chinese official as it decries rights violations

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

Oxygen shortage in India sparks hunt for $1,000 machines

Bloomberg | May 13, 2021 | International Trade

US lumber importers drive buying mania for European wood
US lumber importers drive buying mania for European wood

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Facing skyrocketing lumber prices at home, U.S. importers are driving competition for European wood, and winning.

Oxygen shortage in India sparks global hunt for $1,000 machines

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade

Trade chief, key lawmaker call for update of US tariff tools

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade

US asks Mexico to probe labor rights at GM truck plant
US asks Mexico to probe labor rights at GM truck plant

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade

The U.S. asked Mexico to review alleged denial of workers’ rights at a General Motors Co. truck plant in central Mexico, the first time Washington is self-initiating a labor dispute under the new trade pact between the countries.

U.K. business chief urges G-7 to share vaccines with the world

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade

Canadian lumber producers to expand US mills amid home boom
Canadian lumber producers to expand US mills amid home boom

Bloomberg | May 12, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

North American lumber companies plan to ramp up production by expanding existing mills as strong home construction fuels the need for more wood.

US lawmakers seek GM answers on Mexico plant labor issues
US lawmakers seek GM answers on Mexico plant labor issues

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

Three U.S. lawmakers asked General Motors Co. to address reports of labor violations at a truck plant in central Mexico that was dragged into a workers’ rights dispute after authorities found irregularities in an employees’ vote on a union contract.

India seen keeping lid on global rice prices with record exports

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

Labor unions lodge first USMCA complaint against Mexican factory
Labor unions lodge first USMCA complaint against Mexican factory

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

The U.S.’s largest labor union is leading a complaint over working conditions at an auto-parts factory in Mexico, the first case to test whether enforcement provisions in a new trade agreement can help to improve working conditions.

Continental extends commitment to sustainability in natural rubber supply chain
Continental extends commitment to sustainability in natural rubber supply chain

AJOT | May 11, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, is extending its commitment to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain. The premium tire manufacturer and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have agreed on a significant expansion of their successful project to ensure full traceability of the natural rubber supply chain in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan in Borneo.

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