Category Archives: Businesses

And We’re Back to Blogging: It Has Been A Busy Summer

Yes. I am excited that the blog, International Trade Examiner, is now on the company website. With the upcoming elections, watch out for our ongoing analysis of free trade policies and what they mean for U.S. business owners, consumers, and … Continue reading

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Doing Business in Cuba

I recently returned from my second visit to Cuba. While comparing this visit to my first in 2012, during which I began studying Cuba’s political and economic reforms, some things have remained the same. However, a number of things pertaining to Cuba’s economy … Continue reading

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Airbnb in Cuba: An Online Business in a Predominantly Off-line Environment

by Luiz Guilherme Osório According to a recent WTO report on trade in services, the services sector represents the most dynamic segment in international trade. In the last 20 years, its growth was faster than the trade in goods, and now, … Continue reading

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California’s Services Sector Stands to Benefit from TPP

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is expected to open up markets in the Asia-Pacific region for American firms and boost U.S. services exports (see most recent TPP post). At the state-level, the TPP also has the potential … Continue reading

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U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Re-open Ex-Im Bank

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to re-open the Export-Import Bank (commonly referred to as the Ex-Im Bank) on Tuesday. However, the U.S. Senate still has to vote on this matter, which may not take place until December. Despite the … Continue reading

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