CategoryFree Trade Agreements
April 3, 2014

TiSA and Services Exports – Sleeping Giant for Washington State Economy

Editor’s Note: WCIT is pleased to welcome our next guest blogger, Michael Messina, Sr. International Trade Consultant for Desh International Law, to the State of Trade blog. WCIT’s guest blogger series features posts by experts on diverse international trade policy issues impacting Washington state’s international competitiveness. We hear a great deal about …

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March 21, 2014

KORUS Turns Two!

Mmmm, French fries and cherries. What do these two things have in common, besides being delicious of course? They are examples of Washington state exports to South Korea that have grown over the past two years thanks to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Saturday, March 15, marked the two-year …

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January 24, 2014

Congress Listened to WCIT When Drafting the TPA Bill

If I had a dollar for every time Congress did exactly what WCIT told them to do… Well, I’m not sure that I’d have all that much money, but I’d be at least $1 richer after this month’s introduction in the House and Senate of the Trade Priorities Act of …

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October 4, 2013

What’s Going on with TPP and TTIP? (A Government Shutdown Special Report)

My boss, WCIT President Eric Schinfeld, was in DC this week…coincidentally (?) at the exact same time that the federal government shut down. I’m not assigning blame or anything, but strange that he arrives and Congress immediately stops working. I mean, I know he likes to have people’s undivided attention, …

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August 13, 2013

It’s Just Lunch (About Trade Policy)

Last week represented about as “middle of summer” as you can get. The sun was shining and many people were on vacation, so the last thing you’d want to do is put on a major work event. So, of course, WCIT chose to host its annual Summer Trade Luncheon. (That seems …

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