CategoryTrade Data
February 23, 2012

Why Do We Care Where the Jobs Come From?

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama made a bold statement about how to incentivize job creation in the United States: “It is time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America.” That statement has been …

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January 19, 2012

Invest in Washington! (Everyone else already does)

The State of Trade blog doesn’t usually touch on the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI). Not that it’s not an international trade issue (employing close to 100,000 people in our state through investment from Canada, EU and Asia in Washington companies), but just that it’s rarely a policy topic …

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November 30, 2011

IP Should Not Be Used Freely

One of the major issues that the Washington Council on International Trade cares about is IPR – intellectual property rights. Whether in stand alone federal legislation on software piracy or codified into trade policy like the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), the issue of protecting intellectual property in international trade is …

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August 10, 2011

Random Trade Stats Update

State of Trade isn’t often a venue for basic trade data. Sure, WCIT uses a lot of data in its analysis of various trade policies, but there’s plenty of other repositories of trade data for you to check out. And, if you can’t find it, feel free to give a …

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