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Globalization and the Future of Supply Chains

We live in a globalized world, one in which most organizations of any size have customers, supply chains, and outsourced services teams spread across the globe. Modern companies are able to leverage talented, inexpensive labor, low transportation costs, and (relatively) free-trade policies to manufacture goods more efficiently, and the growing international consumer class enables them […]Read More

NAFTA Modernization

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY & INTEGRATION? By Ty Beasley Earlier this year, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent a letter notifying Congress of the Trump administration’s intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The notification, however, seems to be more sound than fury and isn’t a step toward US withdrawal from NAFTA. Rather, renegotiation […]Read More

From Shipment to Port to Customs & to the Customer

Delivery In A Foreign Country By Bodo Liesenfeld Free Trade Agreements and globalization have contributed to the economies of Texas and the European Union because they are the basis for an easy exchange of goods and services. Shipping from Port Houston to Europe does not take a miracle because a number of well-established shipping lines […]Read More

The Global Cities Initiative

The Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Exchange, a joint project of Brookings and JP Morgan Chase, is a network of metro areas across the country developing strategies to boost global trade and investment. At the core are 28 U.S. metropolitan areas creating integrated plans for export and foreign direct investment. In Texas, Houston and San Antonio […]Read More

What Happens if NAFTA Goes Away?

FREE TRADE IS NOT FREE By Mike W. Peng In effect since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has caused no shortage of controversies. Criticisms have ranged from Ross Perot’s prediction that it would lead to a “giant sucking sound” destroying American jobs, to Donald Trump’s indictment of the agreement as a “disaster” […]Read More

Lucrative Growth: One Houston CEO’s Advice for International Expansion

By Doug Kramer Publisher’s Note: In this issue we follow the growth strategy of international expansion. We travel through the supply chain from product creation, to logistics out of Port Houston, landing goods in a foreign country and finally client delivery. Enjoy the journey. Founded about 11 years ago in Houston, Lapolla Industries, Inc. is […]Read More

Globalization: It’s a Plus for Texas

By Donna Steph Rian Texas has quietly evolved during the past several decades from traditional economic dependence on single industries — which can suffer during the shift to interconnected global markets — into a global-trade powerhouse. Unfettered by reliance on a single industry, the Lone Star State is wide open to benefit from international trade […]Read More