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TPP & Technical Barriers to Trade

TPP & Technical Barriers to Trade By: Steve Craven My previous post dealt with food safety and agricultural standards. This one picks up that theme, but extends it into standards for all other kinds of products. (There can be some overlap for things like processed food products.) The objective for U.S. negotiators of this part […]

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TPP & Food Safety

TPP & Food Safety By: Steve Craven Hawaii exports more than $400 million worth of agricultural or food products every year (2014 data). That’s everything from seed corn and papaya to flowers, coffee and chocolate-covered mac nuts. The majority of our agricultural exports comes from the Neighbor Islands, not from urban Honolulu. So the state […]

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Will Your Customs Duties Drop Under TPP?

Will Your Customs Duties Drop Under TPP?  By: Steve Craven You have likely seen that foreign tariffs for U.S. products will drop, many going to zero, for 18,000 different American products if the Trans Pacific Partnership is implemented by the United States and its TPP negotiating partners. That’s great, but what will it do for […]

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How TPP Treats Textiles & Apparel

How TPP Treats Textiles & Apparel By: Steve Craven Hawaii, known for its aloha wear, has some proud and successful apparel companies. You can find Reyn Spooner shirts or Surfline board shorts in resort areas around the world. Some Hawaii companies make their apparel in Hawaii and export it. Others do their design work at […]

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