Monthly Archives: September 2022

What is the Growing Role of States in U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Trade? — Federalism Really Important.

The role of states in U.S. foreign policy has often been overlooked generally and especially in international trade relations. A new article in Foreign Affairs discusses the role of states within today’s political reality. I’ve always believed this is an … Continue reading

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State Funding of International Trade for State Economic Development — Very Critical, Especially Now.

  This piece was published by me and John Milliken earlier this year. I thought it would be worthwhile to emphasize the continuing necessity to fund the international trade activities of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Being global is critical for doing … Continue reading

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Update on Virginia Trade — Doing Really Well — Need to be Global for a Thriving State Economy.

China is Virginia’s third largest export market and is largest importer into Virginia. Virginia’s agricultural exports have increased year-over-year. (Major export commodities — soybean, pork, poultry, peanuts and tobacco.) So, what can be said? You need to be global to … Continue reading

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Chinese Farm Purchases in U.S., U.S. Outward Investment Controls and U.S. Audits of Chinese Firms — Issues Obscured by Global Politics but Crucial.

     Three Important China Trade Issues, not well known. Obscured by global politics. But these are critical. (1) Chinese purchase of farmland under 1978 Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act. (2) Restricting outward investment to China. (3) Requiring audits of … Continue reading

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