May 10, 2013

The Other Good Thing About Coffee, Bananas and Chocolate

You don’t often turn to the State of Trade blog for food advice. While we’re a fantastic repository for insightful and enjoyable trade policy analysis, our blogs usually whet your appetite for increased international competitiveness…not lunch. But thanks to Imports Work Week, we’re all about delicious coffee, bananas and chocolates. …

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February 13, 2013

Two Paragraphs on Trade from the State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union featured two paragraphs on international trade. Let’s not get into a discussion of whether that’s too little or too much for a speech that’s about economic opportunity and job growth, especially for a state like Washington where 40% of all jobs are tied to …

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December 19, 2012

State of Trade’s Top Ten for 2012

There’s nothing I like more than a good annual tradition. And here at the State of Trade blog, there’s one tradition that we look forward to every year more than any other: the end-of-year recap of the top blog posts of the past year. I know it’s hard to believe …

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November 3, 2012

The Import-ance of Import-ing, Part 3

The State of Trade blog has always been a strong proponent of exploring the benefits of trade to Washington state…which includes both exports AND imports. In fact, one of our first posts was cleverly titled “The Import-ance of Import-ing“. Highlighting the net benefits of imports is a delicate subject, because …

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