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Free Trade vs. Fair Trade
By Katie Henry, Executive Director, MMAC's World Trade Association

The issue of "fair-trade vs. free-trade" lies at the heart of the debate for most trade agreements. It is an issue that is hotly debated and rightfully so. U.S. globally-minded businesses are carefully watching the new Trump Administration with regard to the future of trade policies, but what can we assume the outcomes will be? With the U.S. now intent on leaving the TPP, won't that put China in charge of global trade deals? If NAFTA is re-worked - what does that mean to U.S. companies - Milwaukee area companies - with operations in Mexico & Canada? More answers will be made clear as we settle in this new year, but in the meantime - what do you foresee happening?

For more insights into the TPP debate, listen to comments from MMAC President Tim Sheehy and M7 Export Development Manager Chad Hoffman. Click here for interview>>
Add your voice to the discussion. Follow the MMAC World Trade Association on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn. Contact Katie Henry at 414.287.4123.
WTA members met with Indonesian Consul General and experienced authentic Indonesian Culture
The WTA was honored to host the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia - Chicago earlier this month at an educational and social event at Husch Blackwell. Consul General Rosmalawati Chalid praised the WTA and the Milwaukee region for continuing to build successful trade between our sister-city Medan and Milwaukee. The evening featured all things Indonesian - from food to music and fashion.


WEDC's targeted trade ventures
These trade ventures will help you build the relationships necessary for increased international sales.
China Trade Venture 
2017 Chinese New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 16 
4:45 PM - 7:30 PM
756 N. Milwaukee St., 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Experience traditional Chinese entertainment and learn from the honorable Hong Lei, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, about current trends in China and what they mean to you and your business. Hear how Chinese investment and trade play a role in Milwaukee's economic growth.

Forecasting Economic Trends - Plan for growth, improve your odds in uncertain times

Wednesday, March 8
7:30 AM - 10 AM
Harley-Davidson Museum
500 W. Canal St. - Milwaukee, WI 53203

If you could predict tomorrow's economy, imagine the tremendous edge you would have. Brian Beaulieu, one of the country's most informed economists, will dissect major economic trends and indicators to help you capitalize on opportunities and avoid pitfalls. Brian's team has a 94.7% accuracy rating when forecasting economic events.

AES Compliance Seminar

The WTA is partnering with the DEC and having a joint program on Compliance.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Wisconsin International Trade Conference
Save the date for our biggest event of the year!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee
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