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In 2018, the Pacific Northwest cargo volume increased by 4.5%. Over congestion at California’s Ports combined with cost/capacity advantages found in Washington State and B.C., the Pacific Northwest ports are gaining market share, in particular the Canadian Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. In the Ports of Seattle/Tacoma, they’re improving their peel-off procedures to not […]
The USA Still Top Choice International Export Destination Even amidst trade deals and political rhetoric, in the Pacific Northwest corridor, comprised of British Columbia in Canada and the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon (aka Cascadia), it’s been business as usual. Indeed in most recent years many cross-border companies have enjoyed business expansion and growth, […]
Interested in doing business in the USA? Washington State’s tax environment may appeal. The Regional Economic Partnership (REP)’s latest brochure highlights these business friendly tax policies, as well as Whatcom County cities and industries and their respective economic opportunities. With British Columbia, Whatcom County is also a partner in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. “Ranked 22nd […]
By Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. A recent article in Fortune magazine references a new study by McKinsey Global Institute that finds trade in goods falling while trade in services is increasing. Developing countries are improving supply chains and producing more of their own goods. Two key implications: (1) Foreign trade is no longer […]
If Fidelity Investments’ portfolio manager David Wolf is right, pretty low. “The currency is likely to get weaker and it needs to – to rebalance the economy,” said Wolf in a recent interview with Bloomberg. Wolf is predicting the Canadian dollar could drop to $0.62 “amid a slowing [Canadian] economy.” For comparison, the long forecast […]
Doing Business in the USA Seminar Understand Your Options, Determine Your Structure, Expand Your Sales Event type: In-class seminar Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time Place: Civic Hotel 13475 Central Avenue, Surrey, BC Fee: $75.00 CAD plus GST (per attendee) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Registration deadline: November 26, […]