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Are Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain?

Category: Resources, Trade Policy

The US government wants to know if there are conflict minerals in your supply chain. (And it’s not alone.) Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, publicly-held companies that make, or contract for the making of products containing tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold (shorthand:…

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Tracking Tesla Trade Data

Category: Markets, Trade Data

Our new report on US exports of Tesla Model S electric cars provides a month-by-month count of how many vehicles shipped and their destinations January through December 2014. Based on Datamyne US import-export bill of lading data, the Tesla trade data tracks the electric car maker’s activities in markets around…

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Happy World Malbec Day!

Category: Trade Data

April 17, 1853, is remembered as the day Argentina took its first official steps toward establishing a national viticulture based on carefully selecting and cultivating varietals from France and Italy that ultimately produced Argentina’s iconic wine, Malbec. More than enough reason to…

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US Imported Beer Up

Category: Imports, Trade Data

It may have been National Beer Day, but many here in the States yesterday hoisted a bottle of brew from Mexico, just south of the border but far and away the top source for US imported beer. Total US beer imports were up 11.7% by value, and 6.9% by volume,…

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Wild Card in Polyethylene Trade: Iran Sanctions

Category: Indicators, Markets

Market watchers trying to factor in Iran’s potential return to global markets in oil, gas and petrochemicals have no choice but to spin many an alternative scenario. Limited sanction relief provided by November 2013’s Geneva Interim Agreement has resulted in limited increases in Iranian exports. But Iran would need time…

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Risky for Business: Trade Sanctions

Category: Resources, Trade Policy

by Peter Quinter, guest columnist It has been a year since President Obama issued Executive Order 13660, entitled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine,” and opened an economic front in the international dispute with Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Since then, there have been more…

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