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Spring 2019 Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) BriefAuthor: Dr. Nabil Kamel This Brief is guest authored by BPRI’s 2018 faculty fellow Dr. Nabil Kamel, whose research illustrates the effect of the border on the connectivity of the music industry in the region, with a particular focus on emerging artists and Indigenous musicians. It makes a […]
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By Jim Pettinger, President at UCanTrade, Inc. The latest Border Policy Brief from the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI), “Passenger Flows through the Cascade Gateway: Changes from 2013 to 2018”, is now available at the BPRI publication website. This report is a preliminary analysis of findings from their passenger vehicle survey, which is conducted in […]
Please visit our exhibit booth at the following event: Surrey International Trade Awards When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Surrey, BC – Civic Hotel Cost: FREE Info: Surrey Board of Trade Join us in recognizing and celebrating recipients of the 10th Surrey International Trade Awards. Winners will be presented at a […]
By Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. For some years I have always been amused when business advertisers brag that their staff are “highly trained” professionals. However, now that the marijuana business is being legalized across North America, I can see at least some validity to the phrase. Here’s hoping that the remainder of your […]
Who Are Specialized 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Partners? First, what does 3PL mean? 3PL stands for third party logistics and is a company that provides B2C (business to consumer) and/or B2B (business to business) inbound/outbound product handling, storage and freight forwarding services. For example a 3PL partner can receive overseas bulk orders, empty the shipping […]
By Jim Pettinger Many smaller companies currently selling (or thinking of selling) cross-border ask, “What should I think about the NAFTA negotiations?”. My short answer is, “business as usual”. Obviously, there is no definite answer, but using common sense and parsing the rhetoric leads me to these conclusions: (1) Serious negotiations are continuing in good […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President at UCanTrade,Inc. Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs already have many good reasons to look south for more sales and profits – larger market, wealthier prospects, faster purchasing decisions, favorable exchange rate, favorable cost of housing, strong U.S. economy, tepid Canadian economy, and more and more left-leaning government policy. Now there is another […]