The visual highlights the intricate web of global trade. While a part of the world’s trade in goods can be described as truly global, regional trade accounts for a very important share of overall global trade. Some 70% of the trade of European Union countries, for example, was within the European Free Trade Association area in 2013. Similarly, nearly 49% of North American trade was within NAFTA.
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Expo Ciclismo 2014 in its first edition invite companies to participate as exhibitors: bicycle manufacturers, replacement parts makers, uniforms and specialized clothing suppliers and cycling accessories suppliers. July 12 and 13, 2014.
This 2012 industry report discusses the maritime business and technology innovation community that has flourished in the coastal city of San Diego, intersecting markets including fishing, ship building, defense and security, and offshore energy. The study shows that the city's maritime industry boasts $14 billion in total revenue and 46,000 direct jobs, with 8,000 in the traditional maritime space and 19,000 in "Blue Tech" or maritime technology.
The manufacturing scene in San Diego - like much of the United States - is facing an identity crisis: With the surge of off-shoring abating and companies slowly trickling back to manufacture on home turf, questions about the benefit of bringing these types of jobs back - if they should be brought back at all - are on the minds of those in the industry.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> A major global developer of warehousing and logistics centers is bringing a new facility to this city and it’s expected to bring thousands of jobs with it.Australia-based Goodman Group, and its Irvine-based Nort
California export trade continued its robust momentum in April. In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.09 billion in April, up 7.8 percent from $13.07 billion in April 2013, according to an analysis of Wednesday's (June 4) U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
As European Union Member States harmonize their regulations and increase their economic integration, the resources available to you at DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Europe can be key to helping your business successfully navigate standards, taxes, and data privacy laws and assist you in developing strategies to tap the entire European marketplace.
At the event you will hear from private sector experts and U.S. Commercial Diplomats during lively panels, including the following two sessions:
The total value of global trade in logs and softwood timber is estimated to have reached more than $50 billion (£30.3 billion) in 2013 – the highest level since before the economic crash of 2008 – with prices for both commodities rising.
According to Wood Resources International (WRI), which calculated the total from data for January to October, the US “continues to be the major destination for internationally-traded lumber” but countries in Asia imported twice as much timber in 2013 compared to five years ago.
WRI said: “There has been an unprecedented increase in demand for softwood lumber in Asia the past few years, with the three major importing countries, Japan, China and South Korea, together importing more than twice as much lumber in 2013 as compared to five years ago.”
Softwood timber is “by far the most commonly traded wood product worldwide” and the biggest increases in overseas trade have been from Canada to China and from Nordic countries to Japan.
California export trade continued to sizzle in May, adding nearly $1 billion to year-ago totals and setting a pace well ahead of a record-setting 2013. In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.23 billion in May, up 7.4 percent from $13.25 billion in May 2013, according to an analysis of Thursday's (July 3) U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
A skilled manufacturing workforce is central to America’s future economic success. In order to best equip workers for 21st century jobs, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has for the first time made skills development a top priority for the Department of Commerce.
San Diego and Imperial Region Global Trade and Logistics: Employer Engagement Status and Summary Report presents employee skills needs within the Global Trade and Logistics industry. The report is a summary of the meeting between representatives of local companies involved in international trade and community college educators to discuss the skills employers looks for in employees in this industry. Read the full report here:
San Diego and Imperial Region Global Trade and Logistics: Employer Engagement Status and Summary Report presents employee skills needs within the Global Trade and Logistics industry. The report is a summary of the meeting between representatives of local companies involved in international trade and community college educators to discuss the skills employers looks for in employees in this industry.
LONG BEACH >> The business of moving thousands of cargo containers carrying electronics, appliances and other products bound for retail stores throughout the nation has become a supersized endeavor for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
"The report cites 41 industries with a comparative advantage over other regions, and one in particular stands out: Audio and video equipment manufacturing, with regional employment more than 28 times higher than the combined U.S.-Mexico average. The sector’s labor force of 31,600 employees accounted for 40 percent of all such jobs in North America in 2008."