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The third way that Japan’s automotive industry is closely interconnected with that of the US is through relationships between producers and parts suppliers. When assembly transplants were first established in the American heartland, they imported parts from their traditional suppliers...

Fast and Furious: Asia-Pacific Fastest Growing Market for US Exports

by Grace Ruch
In his weekly address prior to his State of the Union speech in which he pledged to double exports by 2014, President Obama focused on job growth through trade. “If we’re serious about fighting for American jobs and American businesses, one of the most important things we can do is...
Japan’s economy faces short term challenges in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and longer term challenges related to its debt, aging population, and economic malaise, but the country nevertheless continues to remain an important partner of the United States. Such were the...
In the days immediately following the Great Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disasters on March 11, business analysts predicted a drop in US exports to Japan in some sectors. However as Japan begins its long road to recovery, state economies may enjoy a boost in trade...
Over the last twenty years, US trade volume with Southeast Asia has tripled, from $45.9 billion in 1990 to $176 billion in 2010. During the same period, total US foreign trade also tripled, from $889 billion to $3.12 trillion.
Together representing about 16% of total world trade, Japan and the United States continue stand as prominent trading partners. Japan is America’s 4th largest trading partner after Canada, Mexico, and China. In 2010, US exports of goods to Japan were valued at $62 Billion USD, nearly 5%...

A Closer Look into US-ASEAN Goods Trade

by Alex Forster
Goods trade between the United States and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is surprisingly robust. According to official 2010 US trade statistics, ASEAN—if considered as one economic entity—is ranked as the United States' fourth-largest export...

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