Notorious Markets List Aids Anti-Piracy Efforts

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently published a new Notorious Markets report, which lists select marketplaces —online and physical— that reportedly engage in substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting that


U.S. Exports Reach $189.4 Billion in January

On March 6, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), through the Department of Commerce, released the January 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and


USTR Releases the President’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda

Last week the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released President Barack Obama’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda. As the lead agency responsible for developing and implementing the President’s trade policy initiatives, the


White House Pushes for Trade Promotion Authority

The White House is working to build bipartisan support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or “fast track” authority, to grant the president the power to negotiate trade pacts.



sonya pic 2 SBEA Spotlight: Sonya Kostadinova, Transcon Trading Co.

This month, the SBEA Spotlight features long-time member Sonya Kostadinova, owner, president and CEO of Transcon Trading Co., Inc. located in Columbia, South Carolina.