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INVITATION: World Trade Center Savannah’s Business and Trade Delegation to Georgia USA

Every year World Trade Center Savannah, in partnership with Georgia Power, welcomes an international business delegation to the Coastal Georgia Region during the Savannah Music Festival. By working with our partners to showcase the region, our intention is to further develop trade opportunities, increase foreign-direct investment and help our regional businesses expand internationally. We are looking Read more about INVITATION: World Trade Center Savannah’s Business and Trade Delegation to Georgia USA[…]

The Future of Sugar & Processed Foods

It is clear that over the course of the last decade, there has been an exponential push towards nutrition in the food industry. At one time, consumers were happy with anything that would keep them from starving. Today, more and more are becoming aware of portions they eat and their consumption of excessive calories, sugars, Read more about The Future of Sugar & Processed Foods[…]

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How Can Your SME Best Utilize Today’s Shipping Industry?

The shipping industry in the global marketplace has been a hot topic of discussion over the past year, and rightfully so. Oftentimes, other industries are overlooked when high-growth, ever-changing industries such as technology and fashion fill newspaper headlines and occupy websites. However, the curious case of the shipping industry has caused analysts to pay attention Read more about How Can Your SME Best Utilize Today’s Shipping Industry?[…]

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Connecting your SME to Global Markets

  Why Go Global?   What prospects exist beyond the boundary of your home nation? Why as an SME are you being encouraged to “think big” and take your business abroad whether through importing, exporting, or office expansion?   Perhaps the answer lies in the words of small business owners of years past who have Read more about Connecting your SME to Global Markets[…]

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Importing to Ireland

Why importing to Ireland?   “Ireland is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the OECD this year and the next” – reported Michael Noonan, current Minister of Finance of Ireland. [1] Ireland’s GPD has expanded by over 5% to 7% in the last two years. The recovery of the country is underway thanks Read more about Importing to Ireland[…]

Small Business Column: The best export destinations for Irish firms

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at the best countries to export to and why you should be looking at them to grow your business Over the past number of years Irish SMEs have learnt the Irish market simply isn’t big enough to rely on for growth. Mentions of the US and China come as Read more about Small Business Column: The best export destinations for Irish firms[…]

Japan records smallest trade gap since June ’13

Finally, some good news for Japan: the country’s trade deficit was considerably slimmer than anticipated as exports rose at their fastest pace in eight months. The trade deficit came in at Y710bn in October, the smallest shortfall since June 2013 and down 26 per cent from Y961bn a month before. Analysts had expected the trade Read more about Japan records smallest trade gap since June ’13[…]

Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade

Written by Katinka Barysch See on FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/53563c12-5b9e-11e4-a674-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3IwXgpzoV The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now being hammered out between the US and the EU is shaping up to be one of the boldest free trade agreements in recent history. It is designed to remove remaining tariffs between the world’s two richest economic blocs and to lower barriers to trade Read more about Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade[…]

Irish exporters upbeat about outlook for 2015 – survey

More than 70 per cent of exporters reported an increase in exports in 2014 compared with 62 per cent last year while nearly 85 per cent expect exports to rise in 2015, a new survey shows. The Export Ireland Survey, by the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) and Grant Thornton, found that labour-related costs and access Read more about Irish exporters upbeat about outlook for 2015 – survey[…]

How our 20-year fight for Canada-Europe free trade finally succeeded

  International trade agreements frequently have a rather long genesis. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), released last week, is no exception.   In 1994 – twenty years ago – when Prime Minister Jean Chretien was to address the French Senate I made certain, as Canada’s Minister for International Trade, that his Read more about How our 20-year fight for Canada-Europe free trade finally succeeded[…]