Home » Tag Archives: trade (page 4)

Tag Archives: trade

MDA to lead business development mission to Israel

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a business development mission to Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel from March 17-22. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israeli markets. During the business development mission, delegates will meet one-on-one ...

Read More »

Economist: River silt could cost billions

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river. Every year, the corps keeps the channel open with dredges that remove mud ...

Read More »

Port faces major challenges this year

PASCAGOULA — Port of Pascagoula leaders will focus on finding alternate cargoes to replace those not expected to rebound this year and sparking activity at the redeveloped South Terminal, Port Director Mark McAndrews said. McAndrews told a civic club in Pascagoula that last year the port began to promote itself as a gateway from Latin American to the upper Midwest ...

Read More »

Decrease in poultry exports impacts State Port

A major decline in chicken exports does not bode well for the Mississippi port’s tentative plans to resume a pre-Katrina business that created hundreds of jobs. The port had planned to rebuild its freezer for chicken shipments on the West Pier, but that was before a new strategic plan reserved the space for an elevated containerized cargo operation. The port’s ...

Read More »

SUSTA offering export assistance to small ag companies

JACKSON — The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Market Access Program (MAP) Branded. The Branded program is designed to help small agricultural companies enter export markets with 50 percent reimbursement for promotional costs like advertising, exhibiting at trade shows and changes to packaging and labels. To be eligible for the Branded program, ...

Read More »

Senators wants TAA bill separated from trade agreements

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are among a dozen Senators supporting a plan that would allow the Senate to approve export agreements with Panama, Columbia and South Korea. The Mississippi senators have signed a letter to President Obama that says the lawmakers will support consideration of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) reauthorization legislation if the ...

Read More »

Rebounding Gulfport positioning itself for new trade era’s arrival

Completion of the Port of Gulfport’s rebuilding should coincide well with the expected trade growth from the expanded Panama Canal as well as Latin America, port officials say. Port director Don Allee may not get the 50-foot shipping channel the Port of Gulfport would need to take full advantage of a massive increase in Asian sea trade a bigger and ...

Read More »

Senators pushing for continued duties on imported shrimp

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recently testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that existing antidumping duties must be extended to promote an even playing field for U.S. shrimpers “besieged by unfair foreign imports.” The ITC is in the process of determining whether conditions within the U.S. shrimp industry warrant the continuation or ...

Read More »

Port traffic down almost 25 percent last year

PASCAGOULA — Cargo tonnage at the Port of Pascagoula was down 23 percent in 2010, a decrease partly due to Russia’s ban on frozen poultry from the U.S., officials say.The Mississippi Press reports the port’s public terminals moved 537,762 tons of cargo last year, compared to 700,876 tons in 2009. The data was released by the Jackson County Port Authority. ...

Read More »

Report: Amory steel deal to hurt U.S. market

See related stories: In The Red?, Clay Chandler, July 18, 2010 Chinese investing in Amory steel mill, Associated Press, Sept. 15, 2010 China’s WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers Source: PR Newswire WASHINGTON, D.C — A new study released Thursday (Oct. 14) concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations ...

Read More »