Friday, September 7, 2012

Attention NC Businessfolk: Learn About US FTAs in Greensboro

As you many have noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here for the last week or so.  This has mostly been due to the Labor Day holiday and a rather, ahem, spirited work schedule of late, but it's also because I've been working hard on few fun extracurriculars, including my new Cato Institute paper on American subsidy and anti-subsidy policy (more on that later) and several upcoming speaking engagements.  The first one of those events is next week: I'll be speaking at a US Commercial Service event in Greensboro, NC on how to take advantage of the new US Free Trade Agreements.  As I know you're all very curious about it, here's the skinny:
Benefiting from the Colombia and Korea Free Trade Agreements

The Colombia and Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) entered into force on May 15, 2012. On the day of implementation, over 80% of U.S. industrial goods exported to these countries began duty-free entry.
  • Colombia is the fifth largest economy in Latin America with the third largest population. Colombia is the 3rd largest market for U.S. exports in Latin America.  
  • Korea is the United States' 7th largest trading partner. The U.S.-Korea FTA has the potential to increase U.S. exports to Korea by USD 10-12 billion.
Hear from industry and government experts about market opportunities in these two countries, and how your company can leverage the FTAs to make sales. You will learn how FTAs impact NC businesses, market opportunities, how to take advantage of the FTAs, and the importance and impact of FTAs.
A more detailed brochure on the event, including registration information, is here.  If you're in the area and are looking to get your business more involved in the international trade game, this is a good place to start.

And I'll be returning to a more normalized blogging schedule in the very near future.  (I'm sure you just can't wait!) 

Hope to see you in Greensboro.

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