Posts Tagged ‘international trade’

State producers bullish on future of peanut crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in years to come with a steady global demand and new marketing opportunities. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” said Mike Phillips, plant and soil sciences department head at Mississippi State University. “International markets rely […] [...]

Senators criticize Commerce over catfish import policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) say catfish producers in Mississippi and other states are being harmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce not doing enough to stem a flood of imported fish products. Cochran and Wicker have signed a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank urging her […] [...]

ITC rules domestic shrimpers injured by subsidized imports

BILOXI — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that there was a reasonable indication that the domestic shrimp industry is injured by subsidized imports of shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI). COGSI filed petitions seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports on […] [...]

Barbara Travis leads state’s WTC

As Thomas Friedman detailed in his bestseller “The World is Flat”, the playing field has changed for businesses today as global trade has increased dramatically. While this means increased competition for products and services, it also means increased opportunities for those with a global mindset. I have personally seen an increasing number of my clients […] [...]

Construction show/mission to be held in Caribbean

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) invites Mississippi businesses to participate in a building/construction exposition and business development mission from March 1-7, 2013, in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The event will connect Mississippi firms in the building and construction industry with business opportunities in these three Caribbean markets. During the trip, […] [...]

Companies invited to Mexico for furniture trade show

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is inviting Mississippi businesses to participate in Magna Expo Mueblera, a Mexican supplier show for the furniture industry, to be held Jan. 23-26, 2013, in Mexico City, Mexico. The show will connect participating Mississippi companies in the home/office furniture and furniture supplies industries with business opportunities […] [...]

Diplomat urges businesses to explore Great White North

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi’s business community to look north for trading opportunities. Stephen Brereton, Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, spoke before the Mississippi Economic Council yesterday at its annual Hobnob event in Jackson. The Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, had been scheduled to attend. […] [...]

Bryant leads group to Japan for trade conference

TOKYO, Japan — Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi is one of five Southeastern U.S. governors in Japan for a trade conference. Bryant, his chief of staff Kirk Sims and Mississippi Development Authority employees are in Tokyo attending the 35th annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and Japan-U.S. Southeast Associations. The gathering started yesterday and […] [...]

MDA leading trade missions to Canada, China

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is inviting state business leaders interested in pursuing trade opportunities in the Canadian market or seeking representation, partners or distributorships in Canada to participate in a multi-sector business-to-business matchmaking mission to Toronto and Montreal Sept. 10-14. In a separate item, MDA is also leading a trade mission to […] [...]

Leaders, including governor, question plans for State Port

GULFPORT — Mississippi leaders are questioning whether the Port of Gulfport is doing enough to capitalize on $570 million in federal money being spent there in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Port officials told a community group Tuesday that the port is not close to deepening its 36-foot ship channel, one of the shallowest […] [...]

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