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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May 23, 2013

What I Learned On the 2013 WCIT DC Fly-in

It’s been a few weeks now since the annual Washington Council on International Trade’s DC Fly-in, and I’m still feeling the buzz of excitement from our hugely successful visit to the nation’s capital. Or maybe that’s just the buzz from the 102 degree fever I had the day before I …

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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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December 21, 2012

WCIT 2012 Year In Review and a Note of Thanks

Thanks to all of you who made 2012 such an incredibly successful year for the Washington Council on International Trade: our members, our Board, our event attendees, our partner organizations, and all of you who signed letters and contacted our Congressional delegation to express your support for trade policies that …

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May 11, 2012

Mr. WCIT Goes to Washington

My job as the President of WCIT is to fly to DC and meet with our Congressional delegation (at least that’s part of my job…that and writing clever posts on the State of Trade blog, of course). So why, you might ask, am I going to write a blog post about …

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April 16, 2012

The Role of Local Governments in Supporting International Trade

Today, I had the opportunity – along with Sam Kaplan of the Trade Development Alliance – to present to the King County Council on “International Trade as an Economic Driver for King County,” and I learned a very valuable lesson: never present immediately after a discussion on a major topic …

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