December 28, 2011

State of Trade’s Top Ten for 2011

As 2011 slowly makes its way to conclusion, it’s always a great time to look back and reflect on highs and lows for the year that was. And here at the State of Trade blog, we especially like to look back on the highs because, hey, there were so many …

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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 16, 2011

Weekly TEOW: Washington Wine Goes to India!

Back in my days writing for the Prosperity Blog on Puget Sound economic development issues, I had a weekly featured called REDEW: the Random Economic Development Email of the Week. Whatever the most interesting economic development related email I received that week, I’d blog about it. Welcome to a similar …

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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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July 15, 2011

Washington Trade Policy News Round-up: Starbucks & Ste. Michelle

It’s time once again for a regular feature here on the State of Trade blog: the Washington Trade Policy News Round-Up. Or “here’s a bunch of stuff about trade that I noticed and wanted to point out.” It’s a totally unscientific look at stories in the news that I happened …

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