Yearly Archives: 2016

AGOA and Beyond

Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has emphasized lowering trade barriers and creating an enabling environment for trade. We have long recognized that trade is a critical engine for economic growth, which helps drive and shape the United States’ economic engagement with Africa. For years, the United States has employed a range of tools… Read more

Networking Reception for International Professionals | 2-9-17

WGN International Roundtable Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) when we convene our next international networking reception, together with our event partner The Association of Women in International Trade (WITT).      About this Event: This event is… Read more

WIIT Charitable Trust Fall 2016 Winning Scholarship Essay: Game of Chess: Cuba vs United States

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. For more information, please click here for details…. Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 11-02-16

MYTH: Economic ties between nations revolve around the importation and exportation of goods and services. REALITY: Maintaining good economic relationships with other countries has benefits beyond imports and exports. It also gives foreign businesses confidence to invest in the United States. In 2014, U.S. affiliates of foreign companies employed more than 6.6 million workers in… Read more

Promotion of Public-Private Partnership through the TFTEA of 2016

The theme of partnership is consistent across many of sections of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2016 (TFTEA). The legislation calls on agencies such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Commerce, and the United States Trade Representative to strengthen their enforcement posture against… Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 10-26-16

MYTH: Since the U.S. already has free trade agreements with seven of the eleven other participants in TPP, the agreement does not provide any additional benefits. REALITY: In addition to improving the FTAs negotiated earlier (see the Myth vs. Reality 9-29-16), TPP establishes improved trading obligations with Vietnam and Malaysia. More importantly, TPP provides important… Read more

Event RECAP | Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably

On October 21st, as part of the GetGlobal Expo, WIIT President Evelyn Suarez monitored a panel called “Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably”. International traders and transportation companies are often confronted with complex and confusing customs and other government agency requirements for entry into market. This panel of customs attorneys and a… Read more

Women Stand to Gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

In an article published by The Hill, former WIIT Outstanding Woman of the Year and Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy institute’s Washington, DC Officer, Wendy Cutler, argues that women stand to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement: Tucked away in the development chapter of TPP is a short section on… Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 10-19-16

MYTH: Failure to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP will affect U.S. leadership in Asia. REALITY: There is a strong case that failure to ratify TPP will leave a void in the Asia-Pacific region that will be filled by others, most notably the Chinese, who are negotiating a less stringent trade agreement with the region called… Read more

TRADE Talk RECAP | Stopping Evasion | 10-4-16

On October 4th, WIIT, in cooperation with the Customs Lawyers Association, held a lively program on the new anti-evasion regulations promulgated by Customs and Border Protection.  The program was attended by approximately 40 people in person or by conference call.  Mr. Kevin M. McCann, with the assistance of Ms. Emily Simon provided an oversight of… Read more

NovaVis is pleased to announce that the Association of Woman in International Trade (WIIT) launches use of the NovaVis Events App

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, October 13, 2016 NovaVis, LLC is pleased to announce that the Association of Woman in International Trade (WIIT) launches use of the NovaVis technology Events App for WIIT Events. The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) based in Washington, DC, works to promote women in international trade and business… Read more

TRADE Talks Recap | Brexit Breakfast: Three Months After the Vote – What Does It Really Mean? | 9-21-16

On September 21st, Annie Crawford, Senior Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industries joined WIIT members for an engaging discussion on Brexit three months after the vote. The breakfast opened with a presentation on Brexit including a brief background of how the vote itself came about and why the outcome came as a surprise… Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 10-12-16

MYTH:  A trade agreement like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) sacrifices U.S. sovereignty. REALITY: That is not the case. The legal requirements established by Congress in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2015 are part of the negotiated agreement. Thus, any provision of TPP that violates U.S. federal or state law will not have an… Read more

TRADE Talk Recap | Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building | 10-4-16

WIIT’s recent Trade Talk, “Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building” highlighted various U.S. initiatives for public and private trade capacity building to improve economic conditions in developing countries and support developing countries’ participation in global value chains and in the global marketplace. Panelists included (from left to right): Eleanor Thornton, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Agency… Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 10-05-16

MYTH:  Globalization (fueled by free trade agreements) is the root of our economic woes; including the decline in manufacturing, falling employment and growing income inequality. REALITY: Trade has been made the scapegoat for a host of economic problems. Economists are telling us that these negative trends are more strongly influenced by technology and the way it… Read more

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 9-29-16

MYTH:  NAFTA should be renegotiated. REALITY: The Trans=Pacific Partnership (TPP) in effect does that by addressing NAFTA’s shortcomings. TPP learns from past trade agreements, including NAFTA, by upgrading existing standards and setting new high standards that reflect today’s economic realities. The TPP upgrades NAFTA by: Adopting highest environmental standards of any trade agreement with fully-enforceable requirements…. Read more

MEMBER Promo Code for 10-18-16 – It Takes Two to Tango: Addressing the Demand Side of Bribery in International Business

The WIIT Member Promo Code for the 10-18-16 TRADE Talk Event “It Takes Two to Tango: Addressing the Demand Side of Bribery in International Business” is: TT10-18-16Tango2 PLEASE NOTE: On the checkout page, the box for entering the promo code isn’t showing up on some browsers, to see it – click to the left of the “Submit… Read more

MEMBER Promo Code for “Politics of Trade” 10-3-16

The WIIT Member Promo Code for the 10-3-16 TradeTalk Event “What the Politics of Trade Mean for U.S. Trade Policy in the Next Administration” is: TTPolofTrade10-3-16 PLEASE NOTE: On the checkout page, the box for entering the promo code isn’t showing up on some browsers, to see it – click to the left of the “Submit… Read more

MEMBER Promo Code for 10-4-16 – Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building

The WIIT Member Promo Code for the 10-4-16 TradeTalk Event “Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building ” is: TTBRIDGECap10-4-16 PLEASE NOTE: On the checkout page, the box for entering the promo code isn’t showing up on some browsers, to see it – click to the left of the “Submit Promo Code” button – then you can enter… Read more

MEMBER Promo Code for 10-4-16 Stopping Evasion

The WIIT Member Promo Code for the 10-4-16 TradeTalk Event “Stopping Evasion is Great, But What Does That Mean? ” is: TTEVASION10-4-16 PLEASE NOTE: On the checkout page, the box for entering the promo code isn’t showing up on some browsers, to see it – click to the left of the “Submit Promo Code” button… Read more

GetGlobal Conference – October 20-21, 2016

GetGlobal Speakers will Reveal Crucial Insights on Global Business Expansion & Strategy Never before has a group of thought leaders on global business with this much experience gathered in one place at one time in the United States. You can be there, too. Whether your business is beginning to explore options for overseas expansion or… Read more

MEMBER Promo Code for 9-21-16 Brexit Breakfast

The WIIT Member Promo Code for the 9-21-16 TradeTalk Event “Brexit Breakfast: Three Months After the Vote – What Does It Really Mean?” is: TTBB9-21-16 PLEASE NOTE: On the checkout page, the box for entering the promo code isn’t showing up on some browsers, to see it – click to the left of the “Submit… Read more