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Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...

 

At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains.  Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic.  Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the  project as a matter of "national interest."  

 

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Rachel Phillips's curator insight, May 7, 2015 12:54 PM

This is a great idea for a region that has the need to travel so much through such a tough area. Even if it will cost a lot of money to accomplish, in the long run it will save more than it costs to build.  This could change so much, and really boost their economies. Not only would it speed up shipping time and lower shipping costs, but it would allow more shipping to be done which means more business throughout the entire year as opposed to the situation now with snow getting in the way. Not only would it effect that aspect of the economy but it would also produce jobs for the time of the work being done, which is never a bad thing.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 1, 2015 8:19 AM

If this project can be accomplished, it would truly be one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. To build a railroad tunnel through the Andes mountains seems impossible, but in all likelihood with the right amount of funding, it can be done. The tunnel would have great economic benefits for both Brazil and Argentina. Goods from both countries could be shipped in both directions with out any issues. The larger world would also benefit from the train tunnel. It is estimated that the tunnel would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic. The entire global trading market would benefit from this development.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:44 PM
Doing something such as this is a brilliant move in engineering. Making a tunnel through the Andes will connect countries together, make shipping much easier and doing so may cut the cost of goods being shipped and received. Just like the Panama Canal increased the cargo freight lining industry for shipping, this will also increase an industry for railways,.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership: details of the trade - Livingston International

Trans-Pacific Partnership: details of the trade - Livingston International | International Trade | Scoop.it
Trans-Pacific Partnership: details of the trade Webinar Description After more than five years, the trade ministers of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam have come to an agreement and concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. While still pending ratification, the agreement between these 12 nations... Read more »
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 The World Trade Center San Diego is now accepting applications for the MetroConnect Prize.

 The World Trade Center San Diego is now accepting applications for the MetroConnect Prize. | International Trade | Scoop.it
The World Trade Center San Diego is now accepting applications for the MetroConnect Prize. MetroConnect Prize is the flagship program of the Go Global San Diego Initiative that provides small-…
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Global Trade & Logistics

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Join Us April 21, 2016 to go to the MexPort Trade Show.  We will also share Resources & Curriculum.  See this flier for more info: Global Trade & Logistics Professional Development Event . 
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TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE COMPACT IN FOCUS - The San Diego Union Tribune

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Think Global in All Careers - Global Trade & Logistics Professional Development Workshop (2016-04-21)

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Contracting Connections

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Join the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC) in their annual Contracting Connections Speed Partnering Event. This event will feature one-on-one sessions that connect small businesses with federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as large prime contractors. The San Diego CITD is a partnering agency and will be participating in the event. 
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MEXPORT, April 21, 2016

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The premier industrial trade show in the Cali-Bajaregion promoting trade and business opportunities.
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Canadian International Merchandise Trade, January 2016 | Customs brokerage Blog | Thompson Ahern International

Canadian International Merchandise Trade, January 2016 | Customs brokerage Blog | Thompson Ahern International | International Trade | Scoop.it
Canadian International Merchandise Trade, January 2016. Customs brokerage blog. Thompson Ahern International is a Canadian and US customs brokerage company specializing in customs clearance and logistics services.
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Study: Aerospace industry nearly 250,000 jobs strong | San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Study: Aerospace industry nearly 250,000 jobs strong | San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation | International Trade | Scoop.it
The notion that the aerospace industry is in decline is dead wrong.  And now, thanks to a study conducted by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in partnership with San Diego Regional [...]...
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Visualizing the Global Economy

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The graphic above (Voronoi diagram) represents the relative size of each country’s economy in terms of nominal GDP: the larger the area, the larger the size of the economy. The areas are further divided into three sectors: services, industrial, and agricultural. The US economy is mostly composed of companies engaged in providing services (79.7% compared to the global average of 63.6%), while agriculture and industry make up smaller-than-average of portions of the economy (1.12% and 19.1% compared to averages of 5.9% and 30.5%).

 

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Latest News from the San Diego CITD - February 2016, CITD Newsletter

Latest News from the San Diego CITD - February 2016, CITD Newsletter | International Trade | Scoop.it

San Diego CITD Newsletter - February 2016

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Economists React: China’s Weak January Trade Data Points to Shaky Start for 2016

Economists React: China’s Weak January Trade Data Points to Shaky Start for 2016 | International Trade | Scoop.it

China posted a worse-than-expected January trade data Monday, pointing to a shaky start for the year and more downward pressure on the economy.

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Tijuana feels peso’s slide

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Local news stories from The San Diego Union-Tribune; breaking news, business and technology, local and national sports coverage, entertainment news and reviews
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We must get better at explaining trade deals: US Commerce Sec

We must get better at explaining trade deals: US Commerce Sec | International Trade | Scoop.it
Governments and businesses must get better at explaining the benefits of trade deals to the public, the U.S. Commerce Secretary told CNBC, following protests over the weekend.
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16 Terms You Need to Know When Filing through AES

16 Terms You Need to Know When Filing through AES | International Trade | Scoop.it
To understand how to submit an Automated Export System (AES) filing, exporters need to know these 16 terms related to AES Direct and AES shipping.
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Obama Joins Angela Merkel in Pushing Trade Deal to a Wary Germany

Obama Joins Angela Merkel in Pushing Trade Deal to a Wary Germany | International Trade | Scoop.it
Standing next to Chancellor Merkel in Hanover, President Obama said the benefits of a new trans-Atlantic trade deal were “indisputable.”
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HANNOVER MESSE: Industrial Automation, Energy, Industrial Supply and more

HANNOVER MESSE: Industrial Automation, Energy, Industrial Supply and more | International Trade | Scoop.it
The world's leading trade fair for industrial technology: Welcome to the HANNOVER MESSE 2016 in Hannover, Germany. 25-29 April 2016
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | International Trade | Scoop.it

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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The times, they are a-changin'
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Our world is changing, that is inevitable.  It's how we decide to use the technology and knowledge we now have to better ourselves or destroy ourselves.
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Financing Your Exports | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

Financing Your Exports | San Diego Center for International Trade Development | International Trade | Scoop.it
When:
March 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


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PLNU - Mission Valley Campus, 4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108


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Export to Canada

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Canada is the U.S. largest export market. Learn about opportunities to grow your international sales.
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In California, firms eye ASEAN market as Obama announces closer economic cooperation

In California, firms eye ASEAN market as Obama announces closer economic cooperation | International Trade | Scoop.it
Californian companies are hoping that measures announced by US President Barack Obama to deepen economic ties between the US and ASEAN will spur direct growth with businesses in Southeast Asia. Patrice Howard reports. 
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China exports, imports shrink much faster than expected

China exports, imports shrink much faster than expected | International Trade | Scoop.it

China’s exports fell 11.2 per cent in January from a year earlier and imports tumbled 18.8 per cent, both far worse than expected, putting pressure on policymakers to take further action to put a floor under the slowing economy...

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Export Process and Documentation | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

Export Process and Documentation | San Diego Center for International Trade Development | International Trade | Scoop.it
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March 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


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