Trade

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Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Pitting economic concerns against environmental challenges is hardly a zero-sum game.

Some 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported by sea. Ships also account for about 3 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, this GHG figure could grow by a minimum of 50 percent and perhaps as much as 250 percent by 2050 if no action is taken to curb emission levels. Projected […]

Africa Matters: Why the U.S. Should Bolster its Trading Relationships with African Countries

Businesses can help grow African economies, create more job opportunities and export more products to the continent’s markets.

As Vice Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA), I am pleased to be co-leading the private sector contingent of a U.S. Department of Commerce delegation to Africa to learn about and discover new opportunities for U.S. businesses to partner, invest and grow across the continent. Led by the Secretary […]

Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

Customs modernization will be key to facilitating trade growth.

Hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year’s E-Commerce Week brought together government representatives, CEOs, international organizations, academics and civil society. The objective: to highlight the potential benefits of e-commerce and discuss how we can overcome barriers to realizing them. During last week’s gathering, UPS joined panels to outline to […]

NAFTA Is Nearly 25 Years Old – Let’s Modernize It

We must focus on what’s at stake, drawing on the art of negotiation and enlightened self-interest to create a brighter future for us all.

The art of negotiation is so important – harmonizing different points of view, experience and needs is a challenging task. As the CEO of a global business, I know a thing or two about negotiation and compromise, as well as the resulting benefits. Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico have resumed talks to modernize […]

The State of Play: ASEAN Economic Integration

The future of ASEAN runs through regional and global trade. Here's why.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on progress to date on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), along with distinguished panelists from various fields during the sixth ASEAN-EU Business Summit in Singapore. ASEAN is a critical part of the world for UPS, and we believe in the work of building a […]