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May 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Talley… Here we go again!!

Over the past year, I have spent much time focusing on the topic of international trade and tariffs. You can read many of my blogs on this topic at https://blog.xportforwarding.com/. In the context of the recent

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Apr 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Impact of Protectionism on Global Trade!

In the last Xport blog I wrote about a strengthening US economy paired with an overall decline in global trade. I spent some time thinking about this seemingly paradoxical position. It appears to me that this result

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Apr 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Strong US Growth in 2019 Means Declining Trade Overall… Why?

On April 2nd, as announced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and reported by the JOC’s Mark Szakonyi, that the 2019 forecast for global trade “would decrease from 3% to 2.6%.” This is driven by the several factors,

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Mar 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Trade in the Context of Economic Expansion (Part 2)

From a trade perspective, we can see that today, US import activity is strong and relative to China should stay strong. Why? Well, have you ever heard the joke…

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Mar 19, 2019 10:30:16 AM

Trade in the Context of Economic Expansion (Part 1)

It is pretty easy these days to open any news source and read about the US’s growing economy and the parallel decline of world economy. We can also hear about increasing trade deficits, forthcoming bi-lateral trade

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Feb 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

A Trade War for All?

Adam Smith, author of the book “A Wealth of Nations” and referred to by many as the founding father of capitalism, once said, “Every man lives by exchanging.” In the context of today’s ongoing trade war between the US

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Jan 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Talley – Reloaded!

It has been several months since I last wrote about the on-going trade war between the US and China (reference Xport’s Blog from September). Please rest assured that while I may not have been talking about the subject,

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Oct 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Global Impact of the U.S./China Trade War

As the trade war between the U.S. and China has intensified over the last year, it is reasonable to wonder the question: “What does this mean for the larger globe?” Quantifying the economic effects of a U.S./China

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Sep 11, 2018 7:49:00 AM

A Tale of $200B Tariffs

For those keeping track, today the United States (U.S.) and China have equitably traded tariffs amounting to $50B each. On Friday, 7 September, the U.S. President announced a potential for another $200B in tariffs

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Aug 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Things to Consider About Trade Deals and Ocean Freight

It is striking to listen to the ongoing conversation on tariffs and trade wars. For example, one can observe a focus on supply chains without actually seeing anything that discusses the specific details of those supply

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