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International Trade: A View from Japan

International Trade: A View from Japan

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Toshihiro Matsumoto, Director and General Manager, General Planning Department, Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA) represents major Japanese electrical manufacturing companies that cover a wide spectrum, from nuclear and thermal power systems generators, renewable energy systems, and related equipment to industrial systems equipment and Read more […]

International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The term “international trade” often evokes extreme political talking points: it is either very good, as it grows the economy and creates new jobs, or it’s very bad, as it sends jobs overseas and leaving American workers in the dust. Of course, international trade is much more complex than that. It touches every industry, often in ways we seldom consider. The Read more…

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Looking to the Future of Trade Agreements

Looking to the Future of Trade Agreements

Assessing the Effects of Trade on U.S. Electroindustry This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs As the U.S. prepares for a new president and Congress, international trade agreements appear to face a daunting future. President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders have expressed opposition to action to approve and implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The eleven TPP Read more […]