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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

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

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 8-1-16

MYTH:  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster. REALITY:  TPP benefits U.S. exporters and workers by leveling the playing field for American workers and American businesses in TPP countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Myth vs. Reality | Trade Edition | 7-25-16

MYTH:  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster. REALITY:  TPP benefits U.S. exporters and workers by leveling the playing field for American workers and American businesses in TPP countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Will the Elephant in the Room Trample Trans-Atlantic Business?

Evelyn M. Suarez and Seth Goldschlager | June 2016 The news from the UK was hardly announced when Jose Bové, the French agri-activist and Euro MP, who earned his first Luddite stripes through media-savvy trashing of McDonalds and then GMO test beds in France, couldn’t contain his glee.

WIIT Announces Nancy Travis as President of WIIT Trust

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Washington, D.C – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is excited to announce that Nancy S. Travis has been named President of the WIIT Trust, WIIT’s charitable arm. As President, Nancy will have responsibility for leading trade-related educational activities to ensure educational opportunities for… Read more

WIIT Names Awardees for Significant Achievements in Trade

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its annual awards, recognizing four women who made significant achievements in the international trade profession. “The WIIT Board is pleased to expand WIIT’s recognition of women in international trade this year,” said President Stefanie… Read more

WIIT Names New Leadership

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, May 26, 2016 President, Officers, and Board of Directors appointed at Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its new leadership for the 2016—2017 term. WIIT’s newly appointed President is Evelyn M. Suarez, Esq., Founder and Principal of The Suarez Firm.

WIIT Comments on USITC TPP Report

WASHINGTON—May 20, 2016—The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) welcomed the release of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the U.S. economy. WIIT President Stefanie Holland issued the following statement:

WIIT Names Awardees for Significant Achievements in Trade

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its annual awards, recognizing four women who made significant achievements in the international trade profession. “The WIIT Board is pleased to expand WIIT’s recognition of women in international trade this year,” said President Stefanie… Read more