Posts Tagged ‘trade’

MDA to lead delegation on mission to Europe

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Western Europe from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Officials say the trip will include stops in the United Kingdom and France. Participating companies will also have the opportunity to make a third stop if they […] [...]

State port could land two new tenants; details pending

GULFPORT — The executive director of the Port of Gulfport says the facility could sign deals with two prospective tenants in the next six months. The Sun-Herald reports that news of the prospective tenants was revealed in a status report on a $570-million state restoration project at the port. It says the projects would open […] [...]

Matching firms, foreign markets vital part of state’s trade plan

by Lisa Monti Published: August 29,2013

Tags: economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, ports, shipping, Skip Skaggs, trade

The way Mississippi Development Authority officials see it, helping to match businesses in the state with foreign markets is as practical as a financial planner advising a client to diversify an investment portfolio. MDA’s efforts include setting up meetings for Mississippi business leaders in foreign countries, organizing trade fairs and overseeing a network of representatives […] [...]

USM program receives certification from ASTL examiners

HATTIESBURG — The American Society of Transportation & Logistics Board of Examiners has approved the online master of science for logistics, trade and transportation at the University of Southern Mississippi as a certified transportation and logistics academic program. Administered by the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at Southern Miss, the program’s graduates may […] [...]

Governor, MDA leading mission trips to Brazil, Chile

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Sept. 9-13. MDA will also host a preceding business development mission to Chile from Sept. 5-7. The trips are designed to connect […] [...]

Corps asked to conduct study on proposed port channel

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of a 47-foot-deep ship channel in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the corps will take public comment on the proposed study at a meeting May 21 in Gulfport. The port’s request to deepen the 20-mile ship channel […] [...]

Federal officials investigating subsidized shrimp imports

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: agency, federal government, food, foreign, global, import, importer, importing, international, market, seafood, shrimp, subsidize, subsidy, trade

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Commerce Department says it is investigating subsidies in seven nations for frozen warmwater shrimp. Gulf of Mexico shrimp processors had asked for the investigation of subsidized imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “We continue to believe that the long-term survival of the entire Gulf shrimp […] [...]

Man guilty of unauthorized futures trading; faces $1M fine

by Associated Press Published: December 12,2012

Tags: bench, commodity, court, crime, criminal, fraud, fraudulent, futures, guilty, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, plea, trade, trading

OLIVE BRANCH — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to making unauthorized wheat futures trades through the Chicago Board of Trade causing MF Global Inc. to lose $141 million. Federal officials in Chicago said 44-year-old Evan Brent Dooley of Olive Branch entered the plea to commodities trading violations. Authorities say he made large, unauthorized overnight […] [...]

Cochran: State should benefit from new Russian trade status

by MBJ Staff Published: December 10,2012

Tags: export, import, international, market, trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) expects Mississippi will benefit from Senate passage of legislation to expand trade relations status to Russia. The legislation (HR.6156) also links Russia’s trade status with the United States to fundamental human rights compliance. The Senate approved the measure on a 92-4 vote, clearing the way for it […] [...]

I-69/269 study’s release delayed until 2013

by Associated Press Published: November 30,2012

Tags: blueprint, corridor, infrastructure, interstate, study, tavel, tourism, tourist, trade, traffic, transportation, vacation, visitor

DESOTO COUNTY — The public gets to ride the preparation trail for six additional months for DeSoto County’s long-awaited Interstate 69/269 International Trade Corridor study, launched in 2010 and now slated for completion by June 30, 2013. The pivotal blueprint — intended to guide development for decades along the route through DeSoto County — originally […] [...]

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