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May 11, 2021

The Washington Port System: Gateways to Growth at Home and Opportunities Abroad

Activities at Washington’s public ports support over 175,000 family-wage jobs. With approximately 40 percent of all jobs tied to international commerce, Washington is the most trade-reliant state in the nation. Geographic advantages including proximity to the Pacific Ocean, natural deep water harbors courtesy of the Puget Sound, and an unparalleled …

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February 25, 2020

Washington State Digital Trade: Barriers and Opportunities

Today’s digital economy is enabling business and society in ways not previously envisioned. In a relatively short time, computer technology leapt from simply being a productivity tool to becoming an essential and accessible hub of social and commercial interaction. The digital economy is reshaping how Washington State companies connect across …

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December 5, 2018

The New USMCA: Implications for Washington State

USMCA was agreed to by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on October 1, 2018 and signed by representatives at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30. The deal must now be ratified by legislative bodies in each country including the U.S. Congress. The schedule for ratification in …

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September 26, 2023

Policy Brief: De Minimis Threshold

What is a “de minimis threshold”? In an international trade context, a “de minimis” refers to shipments of imports falling below a minimum value and are eligible for duty-free entry, subject to certain conditions. Per Section 321, 19 USC 1321, the de minimis threshold for imports into the United States is $800 per person per day.

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