CategoryTrade Data
May 10, 2013

The Other Good Thing About Coffee, Bananas and Chocolate

You don’t often turn to the State of Trade blog for food advice. While we’re a fantastic repository for insightful and enjoyable trade policy analysis, our blogs usually whet your appetite for increased international competitiveness…not lunch. But thanks to Imports Work Week, we’re all about delicious coffee, bananas and chocolates. …

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November 3, 2012

The Import-ance of Import-ing, Part 3

The State of Trade blog has always been a strong proponent of exploring the benefits of trade to Washington state…which includes both exports AND imports. In fact, one of our first posts was cleverly titled “The Import-ance of Import-ing“. Highlighting the net benefits of imports is a delicate subject, because …

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October 12, 2012

To Serv(ice export to) Man

It’s a cookbook! OK, well, maybe Washington state doesn’t export that many cookbooks to the rest of the world, but you know what we do export a lot of? Services! That’s one of the most exciting findings of the new International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington state. The Strategy may be most famous …

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October 5, 2012

Summary of Media Coverage of the International Competitiveness Strategy Release

On Monday, October 2, the Washington Council on International Trade – in collaboration with the Trade Development Alliance – released the International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State. It was covered by media across Washington: Forty percent of jobs in Washington state are tied to trade – KPLU Trade with China …

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October 5, 2012

Life Gets Better at Forty (Percent)

As you probably heard, the Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle released the International Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State on Tuesday. I’m tempted to say that we “gave birth” to the International Competitiveness Strategy, because it was an intense amount of labor and it …

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October 2, 2012

40% of All WA Jobs Tied to Trade, WCIT-TDA Intl. Competitiveness Strategy Finds

Today, the Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle are pleased to release theInternational Competitiveness Strategy for Washington State. The strategy finds that at least 40% of jobs in our state are tied to international trade, and makes a series of recommendations to ensure that Washington increasingly succeeds …

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