Tag Archives: international trade

International Trade Gap Widened 1.3 percent in September

The U.S. international trade deficit widened in September, rising 1.3 percent to $54.0 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Both imports and exports rose by 1.5 percent. August’s trade deficit was downwardly revised from $53.2 billion to $53.3 billion. The goods deficit increased 0.8 percent to $77.2 billion, while the services surplus ...

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The Import of Exports

In an uncertain trade policy environment, agricultural lenders and producers prepare for difficult times on the farm.

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International Trade Gap Widened 6.4 percent in August

The U.S. international trade deficit widened in August, rising 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Imports rose 0.6 percent, while exports fell 0.8 percent. July’s trade deficit was downwardly revised from $50.1 billion to $50.0 billion. The goods deficit increased 4.8 percent to $76.7 billion, while the services ...

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International Trade Gap Widened 9.5 percent in July

The U.S. international trade deficit widened in July, rising 9.5 percent to $50.1 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Imports rose 0.9 percent, while exports fell 1.0 percent. June’s trade deficit was downwardly revised from $46.3 billion to $45.7 billion. The goods deficit increased 6.1 percent to $73.1 billion, while the services ...

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BAFT Outlines Priorities for Modernizing U.S. Trade Policy

As the Trump administration considers strategies for modernizing U.S. trade policy, BAFT -- ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary -- wrote to policymakers outlining several priorities to promote free and fair trade and increase economic growth and job creation.

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BAFT Elects New Officers

BAFT, ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary, today announced the election of new officers for the 2017-2018 association year.

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International Trade Orgs Release Trade Transaction Compliance Guide

BAFT -- ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary -- and the Wolfsberg Group and the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce today released a set of trade finance principles that address the due diligence required by global and regional financial institutions of all sizes in the financing of international trade.

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International Trade Balance Widened in October

The U.S. international trade deficit expanded in October to $42.6 billion, up from $36.2 billion in September, according to the U.S. Census Bureau of Economic Analysis. The expansion reflected a $3.4 billion decrease in exports along with a $3.0 billion increase in imports. The goods deficit increased $6.3 billion to $63.4 billion, while the services surplus fell $0.1 billion to ...

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