Publications

July 17, 2013

WCIT’s Eastern Washington Summer Road Trip

There’s nothing like a good summer road trip – open road, sun on your face, window rolled down, on the way to see new places and meet new people. WCIT went on our own summer road trip last week, touring Eastern Washington to meet with cherry and apple growers, manufacturers, …

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August 26, 2011

What I Learned on My Eastern Washington Trip

Remember back in grade school when, as soon as you came back in September, your teacher would assign you to write a paper about “what I learned on my summer vacation?” Well, I just got back from a three day trip to Eastern Washington to talk international trade, and I …

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August 18, 2011

What’s the Relationship Between Immigration and International Trade?

No, seriously, I mean it. This isn’t one of those “why is a raven like a writing desk?” questions (Alice in Wonderland reference, btw). I think this is a potentially interesting and vital question at the intersection of two major national policy debates: 1) how do we structure our nation’s …

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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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July 27, 2011

Export-Import Bank: Not James Bond’s Credit Union, But Still Cool

Working in international trade is, in many ways, the same as being an international man of mystery. As one of the many, many examples of this truth, famed move spy James Bond’s cover story was that he worked “in the export-import business.” (His fake company was called Universal Exports, for …

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June 24, 2011

What’s International Trade Got to Do with Washington state?

Well, it’s my first week on the job, and – in between signing HR benefit forms and getting my computer/phone/cell situation in order – it’s high time that I give y’all another blog post. I mean, you didn’t “like” WCIT on Facebook, join WCIT’s LinkedIn group and follow WCIT on …

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June 14, 2011

What’s An International Trade Issue?

Over the next few weeks, State of Trade – the new Washington Council on International Trade blog – is going to start with the basics. Don’t you worry, we’ll get to the hard hitting issues of the day (like the South Korea, Panama and Colombia free trade agreements), but since …

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