Category Archives: Agriculture

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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Food Fight Blocks US-EU Trade Deal

Adith S. Sitaraman The T-TIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) is said to be a very important deal between the US and the EU, by pushing the EU economy by nearly €120bn (US$ 134bn), by 2017 and the U.S. … Continue reading

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What Do Emerging Markets Have to Do With the High Price of Beef in the US?

I often encourage U.S. business owners to consider the growing number of consumers with greater purchasing power in developing countries as an additional market for their goods and services. Well, the impact of consumer demand in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil … Continue reading

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Comment on WSJ Article: Japan’s African Investment: Off Target?

Today’s Wall Street Journal discusses the tensions at Monday’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development (click here for the actual article). While the progress on Japanese-African economic relations were highlighted, the unequal distribution of benefits from this relationship also received attention. … Continue reading

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Will Agriculture Stall the TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries. With Japan entering into the talks last week, the issue of agriculture is once again significant within the TPP. Much like the failed Doha … Continue reading

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