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U.S.-China trade war truce has potential benefits for Louisiana, but toughest issues unresolved

U.S.-China trade war truce has potential benefits for Louisiana, but toughest issues unresolved

And while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted big increases in agriculture and energy related sales to the Chinese market — moves that could benefit Louisiana…

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May 30, 2018
Capital Region industry bracing for impact of trade war with China

Capital Region industry bracing for impact of trade war with China

Louisiana exports more than 20 billion agricultural products annually, says Caitlin Cain, CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. Most are soybeans that go…

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May 30, 2018
Union Pacific CEO calls steel and aluminum tariffs 'troubling in a number of ways' at New Orleans reception

Union Pacific CEO calls steel and aluminum tariffs 'troubling in a number of ways' at New Orleans reception

The Trump administration’s plan to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is “troubling in a number of ways” and almost certainly would send…

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May 30, 2018
America must not turn its back on trade

America must not turn its back on trade

This week in New Orleans, at Louisiana Trade Week, business leaders from around the nation will come together to discuss the importance of trade to Louisiana and…

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November 17, 2017
Port of South Louisiana Executive Director honored with World Trade Center of New Orleans awards

Port of South Louisiana Executive Director honored with World Trade Center of New Orleans awards

Last week, the World Trade Center of New Orleans celebrated Louisiana International Trade Week, a week-long event that included industry panel sessions and workshops.…

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November 17, 2017
Build on specialties, strengths to bolster New Orleans as a health care destination, officials say

Build on specialties, strengths to bolster New Orleans as a health care destination, officials say

To bolster New Orleans’ profile as a health care destination, much work is needed to promote the city’s burgeoning medical assets — like two new hospitals…

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November 17, 2017
World Trade's New Direction

World Trade's New Direction

When it comes to international trade, it’s all about small business, says Caitlin Cain, who’s leading the World Trade Center of New Orleans’ efforts…

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September 1, 2017
Executive profile: Jason French

Executive profile: Jason French

businessreport.com, A Texan by birth, Jason French spends most of his time in Louisiana these days, working to make Tellurian a leading voice in the state’s growing…

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August 24, 2017
Nell Nolan: WTC Bertel Award; Millennials; American Cancer Society

Nell Nolan: WTC Bertel Award; Millennials; American Cancer Society

Like father, like son! A déjà vu chord was struck when Robert “Rusty” Barkerding Jr. strode forward to receive the 2017 C. Alvin Bertel Award at a luncheon…

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August 15, 2017
Port of South Louisiana Executive Director to Receive WTCNO’s Eugene J. Schreiber Award

Port of South Louisiana Executive Director to Receive WTCNO’s Eugene J. Schreiber Award

New Orleans, LA – The World Trade Center of New Orleans today announced this year’s recipient of the Eugene J. Schreiber Award as Paul Aucoin, Executive…

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August 7, 2017
In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure are Linked

In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure are Linked

realclearpolicy.com, This week, the White House is pushing its infrastructure plan, which could have major impacts across the United States.

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June 13, 2017
In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure Are Linked

In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure Are Linked

ajot.com, This week, the White House is pushing its infrastructure plan, which could have major impacts across the United States.

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June 9, 2017
Gas deal could benefit Louisiana

Gas deal could benefit Louisiana

usa.chinadaily.com.cn, The new China-US trade deal that allows Chinese companies to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States could mean a…

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May 23, 2017
China's dealmakers edge out U.S. in first trade round

China's dealmakers edge out U.S. in first trade round

clicklancashire.com, China is the top export market for US agriculture products, with the total value of exports rising by more than 1,100 percent since 2000 to…

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May 23, 2017
China trade agreement could boost Louisiana exports of liquefied natural gas

China trade agreement could boost Louisiana exports of liquefied natural gas

The Advocate, New Orleans, LA – A new China-U.S. trade deal lets Chinese companies import more liquefied natural gas from the United States, which could provide…

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May 22, 2017
Supporters urged to educate public, Congress, Trump administration about trade's importance

Supporters urged to educate public, Congress, Trump administration about trade's importance

Much of the United States’ stance on trade remains uncertain, but the Trump administration is listening and trying to figure out the complexities involved,…

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May 10, 2017
Trade proponents make their case at Baton Rouge summit

Trade proponents make their case at Baton Rouge summit

Trade advocates and business executives at a Baton Rouge trade summit today said they see an opportunity to move the needle toward more open U.S. trade policies,…

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May 10, 2017
LNG companies create Louisiana Export Association

LNG companies create Louisiana Export Association

Louisiana’s liquified natural gas industry has a new group to lobby lawmakers and educate the public about its impact. Read the full article from…

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May 10, 2017
Five LNG companies form La. Energy Export Association

Five LNG companies form La. Energy Export Association

Five liquefied natural gas companies have partnered with the World Trade Center of New Orleans to form the Louisiana Energy Export Association to educate the public…

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April 28, 2017
Businesses hope struggling Ex-Im Bank gets fixed

Businesses hope struggling Ex-Im Bank gets fixed

Louisiana has about $40.9 billion worth of exports a year and roughly 2.4 percent of that occurred with help from the Export-Import Bank, hobbled in its ability…

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March 19, 2017
With eyes on Trump, Louisiana and Mexico keep talking trade, business

With eyes on Trump, Louisiana and Mexico keep talking trade, business

President Donald Trump has not let up on his criticism of Mexico’s relationship with the United States, even as he sent two of his top emissaries, Secretary…

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March 2, 2017
James Gill: Why did Louisiana want a protectionist president?

James Gill: Why did Louisiana want a protectionist president?

It was international trade that made New Orleans Queen of the South before the Civil War, and, while that glorious dominance may never be regained, international…

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February 9, 2017
Food & Supply Drive to benefit Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

Food & Supply Drive to benefit Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

As you know, the recent flooding in Louisiana has caused widespread devastation for our friends in neighboring communities. Therefore, we are collecting items of…

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August 18, 2016
Compilation of articles/results from Foreign Press Center Foreign Reporting Tour TTIP Journalist Exchange Program

Compilation of articles/results from Foreign Press Center Foreign Reporting Tour TTIP Journalist Exchange Program

Austria – Hermann Sileitsch-Parzer We Have a Problem with Agricultural Exports to the EU [Summary translation by Embassy Vienna] The author cited U.S. Ambassador…

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April 7, 2016