trade policy

U.S. Businesses Push Back Against China Trade Policy

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.

Shining a Light on Trade

Defenders of free trade need a better pitch amid growing skepticism of the global movement of goods.
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Laura Dawson | Canada Institute

As an idealistic graduate student, I was convinced that trade agreements were bad for everybody except large corporations.

Jeremy Rifkin on the Next Industrial Revolution

UPS Longitudes Podcast
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

You probably know a little bit about the Industrial Revolution or even the Second Industrial Revolution.

But what if I told you we’re now on the cusp of another industrial revolution, a Third Industrial Revolution, to be exact?

This era will usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, changing the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our children and engage in civic life.

That’s the vision of the future as imagined by Jeremy Rifkin, one of the big thinkers of our time.

Lives over Landfills

Destined for the trash heap, unused, unopened and quality medical supplies could prevent millions of deaths.
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Charles Redding | MedShare                                                  

Nearly 6 million children died last year before their fifth birthday. Around the globe, that’s 16,000 kids per day, 700 per hour and 11 per minute. Tragically, more than half of these early child deaths could have been prevented with access to simple, affordable medical care, according to the World Health Organization.

U.S. Manufacturers Find the Right Shore in Mexico

Mexico’s rise makes a compelling case for the right-shoring strategy for U.S. manufacturers.
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Derrick Johnson | UPS 

Check out this podcast on U.S. manufacturers moving to Mexico and recent trade reforms:

The Fast Lane to Economic Opportunity

For U.S. and Mexican companies, cross-border trade can unleash unreached potential.
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Augie Picado | UPS 
 

A World Now Open for Business

Creating opportunity through trade.
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Jim Barber | UPS

The following is based on a speech given by Jim Barber, president of UPS International, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Atlanta.

I have deep respect for small and mid-sized businesses and the entrepreneurs who turn on the lights in the morning, stand behind the counter all day and lock the doors at night.

I love to hear the stories about how they took that first step toward entrepreneurship. And how they picked themselves up after that inevitable first misstep.

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