Trade (June 2013)

Proposed Smithfield sale a good thing

 On May 29, U.S. pork giant Smithfield Foods announced a proposed $4.72 billion takeover by Shuanghui International Holdings, China’s largest meat producer.

Strengthening trade ties in Brazil and beyond

With its internationally acclaimed beaches, rainforests, and Carnival celebrations, Brazil is famous for its attractions. However, I recently witnessed the immense potential of this emerging economy of 200 million people charting its own course toward economic prosperity.

Free trade must be a two-way street

The future of American manufacturing and the millions of jobs it provides depends on the successful competition of American-made goods in foreign markets.