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What Does TPP Really Say About Trade & the Environment?

What Does TPP Really Say About Trade & the Environment? By: Steve Craven Environmental issues were among the most contentious – and the focus of much disinformation – during negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership. For example, just a day or so before the summer 2015 negotiating round began on Maui, local media in Hawaii […]

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Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion (HISTEP) Program

Are you a small business looking for export counseling, training, and assistance? You’re in luck because Hawaii recently received the largest export grant award in the nation! The State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is administering an exciting grant program called the Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion Program (HiSTEP). […]

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Does Your Product Qualify for TPP’s Zero Duties?

Does Your Product Qualify for TPP’s Zero Duties? By Steve Craven OK, you know that the Trans Pacific Partnership will lower most customs duties, among TPP signatory countries, to zero. You are selling your product from Hawaii, but does it qualify for the new low duties? Some things are clear. If your product is 100% […]

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TPP Opens Up Market Access for Goods

TPP Opens Up Market Access for Goods By: Steve Craven Chapter 2 of the Trans Pacific Partnership, National Treatment & Market Access for Goods, takes us back into the realm of traditional trade negotiations. Focused on tariff cuts, that isn’t all the “Goods Chapter” contains. Still, those cuts will mean that American exporters will face […]

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