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About 98% of US exporters are small businesses. Cargo ship via

We may have cinched TPP, but is US trade a lost cause?

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership belies the fact that the US's share of trade in the region has been declining for some time.
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Trade with China and the national interest

Trade policy is usually the eye-glazing preserve of policy wonks and public officials. Suddenly, however, it’s the epicentre of a debate that tells us much about the difficulties facing political parties…
Trade among African countries is the lowest globally as barriers to the easy movement of goods across borders remain. Reuters/James Akena

What African countries must do to boost trade among themselves

Sub-Saharan African countries have the lowest trade among themselves compared with other regions. This is why there has been a major focus on reducing red tape and other non-tariff trade barriers
Republicans and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on anything, but the issue of trade seems to defy party affiliation. Teeter totter via

Why fight over free trade confounds partisan divide

The passage of fast-track trading authority represents a rare moment of bipartisan compromise. How did it happen?
The Export-Import Bank provides financing and other services to help foreign companies buy US products like Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Boeing 787 via

Why Congress should keep the imperiled Export-Import Bank

The more than 80-year-old credit agency is set to expire at the end of the month if Congress does not act to keep the profitable bank alive.

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