What the high volume of U.S. seafood imports means for consumers, domestic fisheries

June 6, 2013

Seafood is one of the most widely imported products throughout the U.S. and is shipped via ocean freight from countries all over the world. 91% of seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. So what kind of seafood is shipped to the U.S. and where does it come from? A breakdown provided by Huffington Post’s What …

The trend for trade missions

May 31, 2013

Trade missions to develop and grow opportunities are trending across the U.S. We recently reported on Florida Governor Rick Scott’s trade mission to South America. It seems representatives from even more states are either planning future trade missions or already embarking on them. Vice President Joe Biden just completed a 6-day trip to Latin America. …

Building inspections reveal slew of problems in foreign factories supplying US retailers

May 28, 2013

Since the collapse of the Bangladesh factory that killed over 1,100 people in April, the Bangladesh government is now working to uncover how many factories may be on the verge of destruction. Of the 3,500 factories in the capital, the Dhaka Development Authority has inspected about 300 so far. Many problems have already been found …

Florida Governor intends to advance trade with South America via Chilean trade mission

May 23, 2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott has led several trade missions to South America since assuming his position in January, 2011. In addition to missions in Canada, Israel, Spain and the United Kingdom, Gov. Scott has also successfully led missions to assess opportunities in Panama, Colombia and Brazil. It seems only natural, then, that Gov. Scott embarked …

India’s export growth on the rise despite decreasing shipment numbers

May 16, 2013

India’s Hindu Newspaper reported India’s exports were on the decline for eight consecutive months in 2012. However, exports started on the upward trend in January 2013. Given the statement that “exports grew for the fourth consecutive month”, we looked into these claims in the Import Genius international trade database to identify trends for India’s rise …