Trade & Investment


The Asia-Pacific is “Open for Business” Says Idaho’s Governor Otter

by Emily Coughlan
According to Idaho’s Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, the Asia-Pacific is crucial for the future economic security and prosperity of the United States, offering significant and plentiful opportunities for trade development, job creation, competitive pricing and...

Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Returns from his Third Trip to Asia

by Jisoo Lee
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan has just returned from an eleven-day trade mission to China and Japan, September 4 through 15. This is Governor Snyder’s third visit to Asia, his first trip was in 2011 to Japan, China and Korea, followed by another in 2012 to China.

Lessons from KORUS for Japan and TPP

by Sean Connell
The agreement by the eleven Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member nations on April 22 to include Japan in their ongoing negotiations was a significant breakthrough, both for advancing the high-standard “21st century” regional trade agreement envisioned in TPP and...

ASEAN is a Growing Market for US Pork Exports

by Alex Forster
New trade data published last week by the US Department of Agriculture indicates that US pork exports are on the rise in the ASEAN region. This is particularly good news, as exports to Japan, China and South Korea are currently on the decline.

Strategic Implications of TPP: Answering the Critics

by Ellen Frost
Far from thwarting Asian regionalism, TPP merely adds a new overlay. It gives ASEAN an additional incentive to achieve its goal of an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. It has also set a major new pan-Asian grouping in motion.
Financially and culturally, Korea’s sporting influence in the US is significant. Any team that signs a Korean player to its roster sees merchandise sales in Korea soar and is guaranteed to see an increase in broadcast licensing requests from Korean sports...