Trade News

  • Canadian Tariffs on Alabama Products: $49 Million

    Canada is Alabama’s #1 export destination, with $4.19 Billion in goods sent north in 2017; Canada accounts for 19% of Alabama’s $21.7 billion in total exports.  Beginning on July 1, Alabama’s exporters will face stiff retaliatory tariffs on about 6% of those Canada-bound products; additional tariffs are estimated at $49 million. Steel products: $38 million […]

  • EU Tariffs: Alabama businesses to pay $44 million

    Based on Alabama’s exports to the European Union in 2017, the European Union’s retaliatory tariffs will cost Alabama businesses about $44 million.  The bulk of the tariffs (91%) are targeted at flat-rolled steel products; small businesses will likely be impacted by the tariffs levied on the remaining categories, including motorcycles, door & window frames, and fencing. The EU will begin […]

  • Brooks Named to AL District Export Council

    Michael Brooks has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Alabama District Export Council (DEC), a private, non-profit organization of international business people who provide guidance and assistance on international markets to local businesses in conjunction with the U.S. Commercial Service office.  Brooks is the Associate Director of the William R. Bennett […]

  • EXIM Bank Joins Forces with AITC

    Washington, D.C. – Today the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) announced the launch of its Regional Export Promotion Program (REPP), a joint effort between EXIM and regional organizations with a view to stimulating U.S. export sales abroad and bolstering job growth at home. The program, which already boasts 38 members across 26 states and […]

  • State of Alabama Trade Mission to Peru & Uruguay 2014

    Event State of Alabama Trade Mission to Peru & Uruguay Starts May 31, 2014 Ends June 7, 2014 Category International Trade Organizer Alabama Department of Commerce – International Trade Division Phone 334-353-1762 Email dara.steele@commerce.alabama.gov