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Foreign Trade Zones allow business to compete in the global economy

By BECKY GILLETTE U.S. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) help businesses lower their Customs-related costs on imported raw materials and components, thus enabling them to cost-effectively produce their finished products in the U.S. instead of overseas, said Robert Kane, president of the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, and president of the Mississippi Coast FTZ. FTZs help U.S. companies compete in the ...

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Cochran has doubts about effectiveness of antidumping efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is questioning the effectiveness of antidumping levies as evidence mounts that some nations are finding ways to evade punishment while still flooding U.S. markets with imported shrimp, crawfish, furniture and other products. Cochran raised the issue at a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the enforcement of trade duties imposed on countries ...

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Canadian ambassador to 'Hobnob' this week

JACKSON — The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday. The Clarion-Ledger reports Gary Doer is a special guest at Wednesday’s Mississippi Hobnob 2012, an annual event hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce. Canadian Consul General Stephen Brereton will also be a special guest. Hundreds of state government and business ...

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Alabama halts sale of imported fish

JACKSON — According to Catfish Farmers of America, the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries has halted the sale of imported Asian catfish and related fish contaminated by banned drugs. The contaminated catfish products tested positive for antibiotic Fluoroquinolones banned for use in fish or other seafood products sold in the United States because of the health and safety danger ...

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Vilsack meets with Cochran Program alumni

SHANGHAI, China — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met recently with alumni of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Cochran Fellowship Program in Shanghai, China. At a sit-down reception with about 15 Cochran Fellows, Vilsack thanked the alumni for their hard work and on selecting a career of vital importance to global trade and development. The Cochran program is administered by ...

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