trade http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Announces Trade Accord Between Missouri and Quebec http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-trade-accord-between-missouri-and-quebec <p>Missouri has signed a memorandum of understanding to boost trade with Quebec.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking to reporters from Toronto on Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon said Missouri and Quebec signed an agreement to boost trade over the next four years by 15 percent. The agreement, according to a press release from Nixon’s office, was signed by Québec Minister of Industrial Policy Élaine Zakaïb and Missouri director of Economic Development Mike Downing.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:06:40 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34181 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Announces Trade Accord Between Missouri and Quebec Gov. Nixon Unveils New Resources For International Trade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-unveils-new-resources-international-trade <p>Businesses that want to expand to new international markets or start exporting their goods for the first time are getting a boost from Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon announced his &quot;Export Missouri&quot; initiative in St. Louis on Friday, at a luncheon honoring 20 years of the World Trade Center - St. Louis. The new program uses $2.3 million in state funding to open new trade offices in Canada and southeast Asia; offset the costs to companies of international trade shows or trade missions; and new online resources.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:42:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kate Essig 30232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Unveils New Resources For International Trade Nixon Announces Trade Agreements With South Korea http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-trade-agreements-south-korea <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced $1.2 billion in trade agreements to sell Missouri products to South Korea over the next four years.</p><p>Nixon said Thursday that the state had entered into compacts with the Korea International Trade Association, the Korea-U.S. Economic Council and the Korea Importers Association.</p><p>While in Seoul, Nixon also met with South Korean government officials and laid a wreath at the Korean War Memorial. The governor says recent threats of war by North Korea's government have not stopped commerce in the region or impacted daily activities.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:27:15 +0000 The Associated Press 12634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Announces Trade Agreements With South Korea Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-lead-st-louis-business-delegation-china <p>Former Republican Missouri Senator Kit Bond will lead a delegation of St. Louis-area business leaders to China later this year.</p><p>Bond's <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retired-senator-kit-bond-launches-new-venture-boost-trade-between-mo-southeast-asia">consulting firm that works on international trade</a> will accompany regional and statewide businesses and academic institutions to China in December.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:22:10 +0000 Julie Bierach 4378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China Trade with Brazil in focus for both Nixon, Quinn this month http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trade-brazil-focus-both-nixon-quinn-month <p><em>Reporting from KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Moore used in this report.</em></p><p>As we <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-3-2012">mentioned this morning</a>, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will travel to Brazil this month on a trade mission. The trip comes on the heels of the news that Missouri saw its strongest year ever for exports in 2011.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:12:15 +0000 KSMU & The Associated Press 3423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trade with Brazil in focus for both Nixon, Quinn this month Mo. reaches $200M export agreement with China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-reaches-200m-export-agreement-china <p>Missouri officials have completed an agreement to boost exports and investment in northwestern China by $200 million.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s office said Friday that the deal calls for state Department of Economic Development to work with officials in Xinjiang Uygur to increase Missouri exports from 2012 to 2014.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:41:54 +0000 The Associated Press 2606 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. reaches $200M export agreement with China Missouri reaches $4.4 billion trade agreement with China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-reaches-44-billion-trade-agreement-china <p>Missouri will sell&nbsp;around $4.4 billion worth of agricultural products to<a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/18902.htm"> China</a>, in a trade agreement announced today by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).</p><p>Speaking to reporters via conference call from Beijing, Nixon said exports from Missouri will increase by more than a billion dollars between 2012 and 2014. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:18:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri reaches $4.4 billion trade agreement with China Nixon says lack of China hub agreement won't change trade trip to the country http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-says-lack-china-hub-agreement-wont-change-trade-trip-country <p>In August, Gov. Jay Nixon, with much fanfare, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-outlines-plans-2011-special-session">called for a special session</a> of the Missouri General Assembly.</p><p>So, what&#39;s the top priority for everyone? A package of tax credits affectionately known as <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-scales-back-aerotropolis-credits-local-control-debate-looms">&quot;Aerotropolis,&quot; </a>which would provide incentives for the creation of a hub for Chinese cargo at Lambert Airport.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:06:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon says lack of China hub agreement won't change trade trip to the country Blunt and McCaskill push for crack down on illegal trade practices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-and-mccaskill-push-crack-down-illegal-trade-practices <p>This week, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., introduced legislation aimed at cracking down on unfair trade practices and boosting manufacturing jobs in the state.</p><p>McCaskill&nbsp;says many Missouri companies have expressed frustration that an increasing number of foreign shippers are using unscrupulous and illegal tactics to avoid paying penalties they owe for illegal trade practices.</p><p>She says the legislation will help in pursuing and successfully collecting duties.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:47:18 +0000 Julie Bierach 2095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt and McCaskill push for crack down on illegal trade practices McCaskill to introduce trade law enforcement legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-introduce-trade-law-enforcement-legislation <p>Senator Claire McCaskill says after a month of traveling to Missouri businesses she&rsquo;ll introduce legislation to better enforce U.S. trade laws.</p><p>The Democrat says too many foreign companies are engaging in unfair trading practices, such as mislabeling products to avoid paying duties.</p><p>McCaskill says her bill will require all importers to have a physical address to ensure easier tracking and new shippers will be required to pay cash for duties instead of posting bonds that sometimes go unpaid.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:58:11 +0000 Maria Altman 1957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill to introduce trade law enforcement legislation