Author Archive | Blake F.

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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Will TPP Be Ratified & Implemented?

Will TPP Be Ratified & Implemented? By: Steve Craven No, this isn’t another article about how tough it will be to get the Trans Pacific Partnership through the U.S. Congress during an election year. There is enough of that sort of analysis going around and virtually all the authors assume that the United States will have the […]

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What does TPP Actually Cover?

What Does TPP Actually Cover? By: Steve Craven Today, I want to give you an impression of just how wide-ranging the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is.You can see the full agreement at go.wh.gov/TPPText and thorough summaries of each chapter at ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Chapter-Summaries.pdf. But just looking at the chapter titles will give you a good understanding of […]

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