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Scarbrough News Update
AGOA, GSP Make Headway to Congress
 


House and Senate committees voted to extend the expiring trade preference programs. AGOA helps African countries develop by lowering U.S. tariffs for their exports. The reauthorization would extend AGOA for 10 years, including for third-country fabrics to help nature the fledgling textile and apparel industry in Africa.



White House Reports Highlights Positive Impacts of Trade and FTAs
 


As the debate over trade policy heats up in Washington and around the country, the Obama administration released this week a report highlighting the positive effects of enhanced U.S. trade and free trade agreements. About half of all the U.S. imports are inputs that businesses use to produce final goods, which lower production costs by making a greater variety of inputs available at lower prices.


Container Ship Design
 


Some of the world's biggest container ships are about 1,300 ft long- that's nearly 400 meters or the distance around an Olympic running track- with a maximum width of 180 ft ( 55 meters).Their engines weigh 2,300 tons, their propellers 130 tons, and there are twenty-one stories between their bridge and their engine room.

Read the entire article for more facts.

 

U.S. and Canada Improve
Cross-Border Trade Through Innovative Partnership

 


The United States, Canada, and the state of Michigan signed an agreement to finance the proposed New International Trade Crossing (NITC) that will link Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The public-private partnership is a true sign of progress for the border initiative and will provide the United States and Michigan with jobs, modern infrastructure, and improved security.



Communication is Key When Optimizing Logistics Networks
 



It is necessary for each department to understand the big picture. Optimization is not a one-time fix, but rather an ongoing process of changing operation procedures.


Asia to North America GRI
 


GRI is announced for June 1, 2015.
$540 / $600 / $675  per  20'/40'/40HQ


*Please be aware that GRI amounts and implementation dates continue to change.  We will keep you updated!

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