Automation: Convenience Versus Courtesy

A View on Automation A review on yelp, at my place of work; really helps me fortify my position on automation.  A customer complains of a long line, and suggests automation of the jobs of everyone at our location to save their time.  I learned what is at danger here.  The danger is that our…More

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program

Explanation The Commodity Credit Corporation issues a new regulation to establish the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program.  United States industries receive assistance in promotion of domestic agricultural commodities in foreign markets.  The promotion helps commodities which receive a negative impact to trade or other significant barriers in foreign markets.  The announcement establishes eligibility requirement, reimbursement eligible…More

New Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

New Rules for 19 Substances The Environmental Protection Agency promotes an idea for significant new rules for 19 chemical substances.  This action requires notification from persons, 90 days minimum notification prior; who intend to import, manufacture, or process any of the subject 19 chemical substances for any new use before commencing activity. Disclaimer THIS IS…More

President Helps Economy?

Goal It remains to witness whether the president’s actions and those of his administration help or develop the United State’s domestic and foreign trade opportunities.  Current statistics in reference from the Trump Administration do point out a higher value on the dollar, low unemployment, and other observations to be proud of.  Later analysis, will hopefully…More

China’s World Trade Organization Compliance Review

Premise Persons with interest into the review of China’s World Trade Organization obligations receive invitation from the Interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee, so to comment on their relevant concerns. This is in order to assist the United States Trade Representative in their preparation of the annual report to Congress on the accession and integration of…More

Housing Affordability Warning in 2010 Census

Research We love looking at data for the purpose of understanding opportunities, information and interesting or relevant market research, and today we decided to look back at the recent census data as we approach the 2020 census.  We love to see if we can find opportunity within the United States Census of last decade and we just…More

Final Determinations On Nikon and Fujifilm

Premise Administrative law judge a final determination issues a Final Determination into an investigation into certain digital cameras. The remedy is a limited exclusion order, a cease and desist orders directed to each of the respondents named Cameras and Software The investigation, names as respondents the entities of Nikon Corporation of Tokyo, Sendai Nikon Corporation…More

Foreign Trade Barrier Report

Each Year, the United States Trade Representative publishes The National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). Preparation begins with the Trade Policy Staff Committee’s invitation to persons with interest, to submit comments that assist in identifying significant barriers to the export of goods and services, domestic investment in foreign markets, protection and enforcement…More

International Food and Agricultural Development

Premise The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development will meet  September 12, 2018.  Participants are able to join in person in Washington D.C. or via livestream.  The meeting is in regards to the Feed the Future Learning Agenda to address old and new Agenda for the program.  The meeting will address a study with…More

Aluminum Sheets From People’s Republic of China LTFV Amendment

Explanation A Ministerial error was made in the estimated weighted-average dumping margin, Commerce has since amended.  The only respondant for which a rate was calculated was Henan Mingtai AI Industrial Co. Ltd. and Zhengzhou Mintai Industry Co Ltd. which are collectively referred to as “Mingtai” in the notice.  17 Entities and China-Wide entity were determined…More