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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

(10/21/11) Prestowitz discusses South Korea FTA

October 21, 2011

Free trade agreements hold promise for Florida

By Steve Huettel, Times Staff Writer

Tariff eliminations bring talk of jobs and opportunities overseas.

Importer Grymes Cannon eagerly awaits the end of paying a tariff on Colombian flowers that adds 4 cents to the cost of each stem he sells at his South Tampa floral arrangement business.

In St. Petersburg, Carlos Ramos will stop paying the tariff - around 15 percent- each time his underground surveying crews bring a specialized pipe into Panama for work on the multibillion-dollar canal expansion.

Fort Pierce grapefruit grower Mike Garavaglia predicts increasing sales to South Koreans with a taste for his tart fruit. The reason: A 30 percent tariff will be phased out over the next five years.

Click here to read the entire article at the St. Petersburg Times.

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