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World Trade’s New Direction

When it comes to international trade, it's all about small business, says Caitlin Cain, who's leading the World Trade Center of New Orleans' efforts to educate and advocate for the future.

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Executive profile: Jason French

businessreport.com, A Texan by birth, Jason French spends most of his time in Louisiana these days, working to make Tellurian a leading voice in the state’s growing LNG industry. Driftwood LNG, a subsidiary of Tellurian, is developing a liquefied natural gas production and export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River that will be able to export up to 26 million tons of LNG to customers around the world.

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Nell Nolan: WTC Bertel Award; Millennials; American Cancer Society

Like father, like son! A déjà vu chord was struck when Robert “Rusty” Barkerding Jr. strode forward to receive the 2017 C. Alvin Bertel Award at a luncheon in the Sheraton hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans. In 1969, his father, Robert R. “Bob” Barkerding, received the same award.

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Port of South Louisiana Executive Director to Receive WTCNO’s Eugene J. Schreiber Award

New Orleans, LA - The World Trade Center of New Orleans today announced this year’s recipient of the Eugene J. Schreiber Award as Paul Aucoin, Executive Director of the Port of South Louisiana.

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In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure are Linked

realclearpolicy.com, This week, the White House is pushing its infrastructure plan, which could have major impacts across the United States.

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In Louisiana, Agriculture & Infrastructure Are Linked

ajot.com, This week, the White House is pushing its infrastructure plan, which could have major impacts across the United States.

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Gas deal could benefit Louisiana

usa.chinadaily.com.cn, The new China-US trade deal that allows Chinese companies to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States could mean a boost to US export facilities, especially in Louisiana.

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China’s dealmakers edge out U.S. in first trade round

clicklancashire.com, China is the top export market for US agriculture products, with the total value of exports rising by more than 1,100 percent since 2000 to $21.4 billion in 2016.

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China trade agreement could boost Louisiana exports of liquefied natural gas

The Advocate, New Orleans, LA – A new China-U.S. trade deal lets Chinese companies import more liquefied natural gas from the United States, which could provide a boost to Louisiana’s LNG export facilities.

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Supporters urged to educate public, Congress, Trump administration about trade’s importance

Much of the United States' stance on trade remains uncertain, but the Trump administration is listening and trying to figure out the complexities involved, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said Tuesday. Read the full story from The Advocate.

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Trade proponents make their case at Baton Rouge summit

Trade advocates and business executives at a Baton Rouge trade summit today said they see an opportunity to move the needle toward more open U.S. trade policies, opening a door for Louisiana’s booming natural gas industry. Read the full article from Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.

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LNG companies create Louisiana Export Association

Louisiana’s liquified natural gas industry has a new group to lobby lawmakers and educate the public about its impact. Read the full article from New Orleans City Business.

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Five LNG companies form La. Energy Export Association

Five liquefied natural gas companies have partnered with the World Trade Center of New Orleans to form the Louisiana Energy Export Association to educate the public and lobby lawmakers. Click the button below to read the full article from American Press.

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Businesses hope struggling Ex-Im Bank gets fixed

Louisiana has about $40.9 billion worth of exports a year and roughly 2.4 percent of that occurred with help from the Export-Import Bank, hobbled in its ability to conduct business. About 115 Louisiana businesses with a total export value of $1 billion have participated from 2012-17 in Ex-Im Bank loan, insurance and guaranteed credit authorizations, according to Louisiana Economic Development. Click the button below to read the full article from The Advocate.

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With eyes on Trump, Louisiana and Mexico keep talking trade, business

President Donald Trump has not let up on his criticism of Mexico's relationship with the United States, even as he sent two of his top emissaries, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, last month across the Rio Grande to discuss just that. Click the button below to read the entire story from nola.com.

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James Gill: Why did Louisiana want a protectionist president?

It was international trade that made New Orleans Queen of the South before the Civil War, and, while that glorious dominance may never be regained, international trade remains key to a prosperous future all along the Lower Mississippi. Click the button below to read the full article from The Advocate.

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Food & Supply Drive to benefit Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

As you know, the recent flooding in Louisiana has caused widespread devastation for our friends in neighboring communities. Therefore, we are collecting items of urgent and immediate need this Friday, August 19 together with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Please click the button below to see information and listing of needed items. Thank you for donating items listed below and your generous support. Sincerely, Dominik Knoll, CEO World Trade Center New Orleans

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Compilation of articles/results from Foreign Press Center Foreign Reporting Tour TTIP Journalist Exchange Program

Austria – Hermann Sileitsch-Parzer We Have a Problem with Agricultural Exports to the EU [Summary translation by Embassy Vienna] The author cited U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner. He pointed out that the EU exports more food products to the United States than the U.S. to Europe. According to Gardner, this is due to “a problem with market access for U.S. agricultural products in the EU.” Also, “we will not jeopardize our high standards,”…

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