international trade

The Chinese government approved market access to Northwest apples Wednesday after a two-year market closure.

Seattle is having a good year for exports. Boeing has a backlog that will keep it making planes for years. Smaller companies tied to the export market are also doing well.

And they would like to keep it that way.

China To Lift Ban On West Coast Shellfish

May 23, 2014

China will lift its ban on imports of geoduck clams and other shellfish from the West Coast, according to a statement from Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer.

“The lifting of this ban is great news for shellfish growers and businesses in our region,” Kilmer said Friday in a statement. “China is a key export market for our region’s shellfish and this news means greater economic stability for the workers and families in our region.”

David Hyde talks with David Deese, political science professor at Boston College, about the politics behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.