IMPORT & EXPORT

Congressional Vote of Trans-Pacific Partnership Moves Farther Down the Road

By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016

Congress may not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until sometime after the November presidential election.

Indian Garment Company Fined for Stealing Software

California’s attorney general has won a settlement from a clothing factory in India accused of stealing intellectual property from U.S. software companies.

2015 RETROSPECTIVE: China Stays on Top as U.S. Clothing Factory

China’s exports of textiles and apparel to the United States saw a 1.5 percent increase over last year, meaning that the nation of 1.35 billion people and nearly 20,000 apparel and textile factories sent $43 billion worth of goods to the United States for the 12 months ending Oct. 31.

Super-Sized Mega-Ship Making Its Way to California Ports

The largest container ship ever to call in the United States will be arriving at three California ports to test the waters on how the facilities handle a megaship of this size.

Newsmakers 2015

Newsmakers 2015

The people and events that made the news in 2015.

Newsmakers 2015: Mammoth Free-Trade Agreement Talks Concluded

After seven years of negotiations, trade representatives from 12 countries hammered out a final agreement this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which could change free-trade as we know it between the United States and Asia.

Newsmakers 2015: Lengthy Negotiations End in New Longshore Workers Contract

The beginning of the year was a challenging time for shippers, who found their merchandise delayed for weeks at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

Store Inventory Levels Remain Stubbornly High

Store Inventory Levels Remain Stubbornly High

The total number of cargo containers coming into the nation’s major ports will increase approximately 5.5 percent this year compared with last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

U.S. Trade Representative Visits Port of Long Beach

With 40 percent of the nation’s cargo-container traffic arriving at Los Angeles–area ports, trade has become a very important economic engine for the area.

Cargo Container Imports Grow Except in Southern California

Import volumes at most of the nation’s ports are on the upswing as retailers bring the last of their goods in for the holiday season.

The Only Thing Foreign About the TPP Is the American Perception of Export Trade

Industry Voices

Final Text Released for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

After years of negotiating a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries, the U.S. government released the final text outlining the deal.

Port Clerks Get Early Start on Contract Negotiations

It seems like only yesterday that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were clogged with container ships after contract negotiations with the workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union dragged on for nine months.

Negotiators Reach Agreement Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Negotiators Reach Agreement Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

After eight years of negotiations that took place in various cities around the world, trade negotiators from 11 Pacific Rim countries and the United States finally have agreed to a trade accord that will affect 40 percent of the world’s economy.

Cargo Container Volumes Show Healthy Increases at the Ports

Southern California’s two major ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen a revival of activity this summer as shippers return to the West Coast after a major port congestion problem earlier this year.

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