Attend the February Trade Talk: The State of the Global Economy Luncheon
The world's economy is in a rather ambiguous era of massive change. Global shifts in demographics, energy consumption, and geopolitical changes are forcing us to look differently at how we measure the opportunity and failure of international trade. Join the NDTO on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to discuss the future of worldwide trade at the 2017 State of the Global Economy Trade Talk Luncheon.
Click here to learn more and register for this event.
Nominate You Company for the 2016 Global Business Awards
Are you proud of your international business accomplishments over the past year? Nominate your company for the '2016 North Dakota Exporter of the Year Award' or the 'North Dakota Service to Exporters Award'. Gov. Doug Burgum has been invited to present these awards to businesses from our state that have made significant advancements in the international marketplace. The Exporter of the Year and Service to Exporters Awards will be presented during a special awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Fargo.
For award criteria or to nominate your company, click here.
What Did NAFTA Really Do?
NAFTA has been in the hot seat recently, though the controversial trade agreement never really got out of it. At issue is the U.S.'s trade relationship with Mexico, a developing country in comparison to the U.S. and Canada. Viewpoints on the effects of NAFTA over the years vary depending on the source, but what do the non-partisan institutions say about it? We took a look.
The Philippine economy has led its ASEAN partners in terms of GDP growth, achieving an overall rate of 6.8% during 2016 according to information released by the Philippine Statistics Authority last week. This rate edged out the neighboring countries of China (6.7%) and Vietnam (6.2%.) This level of growth builds upon other favorable market indicators such as a growing Filipino middle class and an increasing preference for healthy foods.