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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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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June 6, 2013

Let’s Play Senator for the USTR Confirmation Hearings!

Have you tuned your television/web browser to C-SPAN2 yet? If not, you’re going to miss all the excitement: today, the Senate Finance Committee holds confirmation hearings on Michael Froman as the new United States Trade Representative! What do you mean “snooz-orama”?!?! If you’re a regular reader of the State of …

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February 25, 2013

What’s WCIT Going to Talk About In 2013?

Those of you who are loyal readers of the State of Trade blog often wonder what topics you’ll see in this space. Will we be discussing port competitiveness? (Yes!) What about a potential EU-U.S. trade and investment partnership? (You know it!) 2013 is going to be a busy year of …

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July 17, 2012

What Will Ambassador Marantis Say on Thursday?

This Thursday is the WCIT Summer Luncheon, featuring Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis. This is a pretty big deal for Washington’s international business community: the chance to hear directly from the person in the Obama Administration responsible for U.S.-Asia trade policy. Since a large majority of our state’s …

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