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How Japan business ties add horsepower to Southeast growth

foreign trade

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – As leaders from seven Southeastern states gather with their Japanese counterparts for a high-level forum in Birmingham, this longstanding Trans-Pacific relationship is positioned to strengthen as trade and investment ties expand. Those strong economic bonds provide the foundation for the SEUS...

Written by Jerry Underwood

International SEUS Japan 38 forum to kick off in Birmingham

foreign trade

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Business leaders and top government officials from Japan and seven Southeastern states will begin arriving in Birmingham this weekend for a major conference that aims to strengthen cultural ties and expand commercial opportunities. The annual joint forum of the Southeast U.S.-Japan...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Martin Luther King III to speak at SEUS Japan 38 in Birmingham

foreign trade

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Martin Luther King III, a human rights activist and eldest son of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak next week at a joint meeting of organizations that seek to strengthen economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission team forges bonds in Tanzania

foreign trade

An Alabama trade mission to Africa culminated with an extended stop in Tanzania, where meetings with high-level government representatives showcased the potential for strategic collaboration and the promise of new markets. This month’s Commerce-led trade and business development mission focused on commercial opportunities through...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission to Africa opens doors for opportunity

foreign trade

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- An Alabama trade and business development mission to Africa is wrapping up after introducing business executives and international trade specialists to opportunities in a region that’s growing rapidly if unevenly. The Alabama delegation, headed by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission to South Africa targets business opportunities

foreign trade

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to South Africa and Tanzania that will permit Alabama businesses to explore partnership and export opportunities in a fast-growing region. Representatives from six Alabama companies joined Secretary Canfield and international trade specialists...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Condoleezza Rice to address SEUS Japan 38 joint forum in Birmingham

foreign trade

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address at a November joint meeting of groups that seek to promote trade, investment and cultural exchange between seven Southeastern states and Japan. Dr. Rice, a Birmingham native...

Written by Jerry Underwood

TPA fast track would remove trade barriers, expand Alabama exports

foreign trade

  MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economy stands to gain investment and jobs if new trade agreements with Asian and European countries go into effect, but the fate of those treaties is caught up in the contentious debate over whether President Obama should be given...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dominican trade mission showcases Alabama seaport expansions

foreign trade

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Mobile’s expanding seaport is being positioned as a prime new commercial gateway for Dominican shippers during a trade mission led by the Alabama Department of Commerce to the Caribbean nation this week. Denson White, director of APM Terminals at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama launches Dominican Republic trade mission

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – An Alabama delegation led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield arrives in the Dominican Republic today on a four-day trade and business development mission that focuses on ports, education and tourism. This week’s trade mission follows a visit last year by the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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