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Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

foreign trade

VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Exports of Alabama-made autos, aerospace parts rise in tough trade year

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite ongoing disruptions in global trade relationships, Alabama's exports of goods and services totaled $20.7 billion in 2019 as overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products continued to show strength. The value of Alabama exports last year declined...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sec. Canfield to attend signing of historic trade deal with China

foreign trade

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will attend the ceremonial signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. President Donald Trump will sign an 86-page agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile to host annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

foreign trade

Alabama’s Port City will play host to this year’s installment of the Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistic Summit, which explores key supply chain topics such as the changing international trade environment, workforce training and cybersecurity. The 8th annual summit will take place Tuesday,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama to open European office to advance economic development

foreign trade

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S., Governor Kay Ivey announced today. Christoph Dörr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team targets international connections at SelectUSA Investment Summit

foreign trade

Alabama is home to a diverse lineup of international companies, and the state’s business recruiters are looking to expand those ranks. The economic development team is in Washington D.C. at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which starts today and is the premier foreign direct...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama delegation travels to Montréal for SEUS-CP Alliance conference

foreign trade

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead an Alabama delegation to Montréal for the 12th edition of the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference, an annual gathering that showcases common economic ties and a strong trade relationship. SEUS-CP, as the conference is known, runs Sunday...

Written by Jerry Underwood

8 Alabama firms claim 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Gov. Kay Ivey today announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards, which recognize companies that fuel Alabama’s robust export business and sell their innovative designs and products in markets worldwide. This year’s eight honorees include key players in...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Huntsville

foreign trade

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, which begins Thursday afternoon, aims to provide valuable insights into how companies can increase supply chain efficiency and enhance competitiveness to succeed in the global market. The Summit’s 7th installment, with the theme...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks stronger bonds at SEUS Japan 41 in Tokyo

foreign trade

Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference in Tokyo this week that aims to broaden economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 41st annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan and the Japan-Southeast associations, known as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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