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The Life of a T-Shirt

December 6, 2013

It may seem like just a t-shirt that you are wearing, but it has a life and a story behind how it was created.

Protecting U.S.-Bound Container Cargoes From External Threats [Infographic]

November 26, 2013

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, "DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,"

SAVE THE DATE: 15th Automotive Suppliers Symposium

November 21, 2013

We are excited to officially announce the date for our 15th Automotive Suppliers Symposium! We will look forward to seeing you there!

ITAR Update Reminder

October 30, 2013

A recent ITAR Update has been posted from the U.S. Department of State.

VAGTC Seminar on Hazardous Shipping

October 29, 2013

by Dottie Barnes Shipping of hazardous materials is a highly regulated activity in today’s safety-conscious environment. Regulations are complex and numerous. The Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University is holding an event

GVSU sponsors Global Trade Days

October 7, 2013

Five international market specialists from China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and United Arab Emirates will offer business advice during Global Trade Days, sponsored in part by the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University. Participant

State to announce $100,000 in grants for Detroit food programs

September 30, 2013

"The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will announce $100,000 in grant money for Detroit’s local food system at a press conference at Eastern Market on Tuesday, Oct. 1." - David Muller, Mlive Click here to read more on t

MORGAN STANLEY PRESENTS: 'The Fragile Five'...

September 24, 2013

By: Mamta Badkar  Ten years ago, Goldman Sachs declared Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) as the emerging markets with the brightest economic growth prospects. This year, Morgan Stanley declared the Brazilian real, the Indonesian rupiah, t

Exporter Roundtable to discuss European Union

September 9, 2013

At the request of the US Trade Representative, the US International Trade Commission is conducting an investigation focusing on barriers faced by US small and medium companies exporting to the European Union. Information collected may be used by the

GSP Import Program Set to Expire on July 31!

July 23, 2013

The general system of preference program (GSP) began in 1976 to promote economic growth in developing world economies by providing duty-free entry to goods coming to the U.S.   As many as 5,000 products imported from the 127 designated countries



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