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What's New
Winter is here: Last vessel of 2014 shipping season enters Duluth-Superior harbor
Minnesota Public Radio (1/20)
The last cargo vessel of the 2014 shipping season arrived in the Duluth harbor Tuesday morning.

Port of Montreal gets $132-million investment
The Canadian Press (1/20)
The Port of Montreal will receive a $132-million makeover in anticipation of an increase in exports due to the recently signed free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

Survey: Infrastructure investment in Great Lakes shipping reaches several billion dollars
Watertown Daily Times (1/15)
A survey has revealed billions of public and private American and Canadian dollars are being invest in infrastructure across the Great Lakes. The survey was conducted among more than 600 businesses and agencies by Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pa.

Great Lakes steel production rises by 11,000 tons
Northwest Indiana Times (1/15)
Raw steel production rose to 671,000 tons in the Great Lakes region last week, the second straight week it's been on the upswing.

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor had best year in its 44-year history
Northwest Indiana Times (1/14)
Portage's deepwater port on Lake Michigan handled more tonnage last year than at any point since it first opened in 1970. The previous record had been set in 1994, when more than 3 million tons passed through. The total cargo in 2014 exceeded the previous record by 3 percent.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway to get $7-billion facelift
The Globe and Mail (1/14)
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway is undergoing a transformation that will see more than $7-billion worth of investments by 2018.

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Overview
Today, the United States and Canada maintain the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world, and trade between the province of Ontario and the Great Lakes states accounts for more than half of the total. Historically, this trade relationship dates back to the Native Americans, who first mined copper in the northern parts of the Great Lakes region and traded it as far east as New York. Later, French fur traders followed the water routes used by the Indians, traveling the lakes in their canoes with loads of pelts bound for the East Coast and Europe. The fur trade lasted until the early 1800s and was followed by logging, commercial fishing and agriculture and, more recently, by manufactured goods.

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Laws
Export and Import Permits Act
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
A collection of permits and regulations required to do trade with and in Canada under the Export and Import Permits Act.

Foreign-Trade Zone Regulations
Foreign-Trade Zone Regulations Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
FTZ regulation overview, including the preamble.

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NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
In addition to the text of the NAFTA, information is available on committees and working groups, meetings and reports.

North American Free Trade Agreement
U.S. Embassy, Ottawa
Background, reports, trade dispute and general information on the agreement.

The NAFTA Homepage
Mexican Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development
Promotes exports and foreign investment in Mexico, assists companies in doing business with Mexico, and provides day-to-day information on Mexico-U.S. trade relations.

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Statistics
State exports to counties and regions
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Export data broken down for the manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

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Trade Events
Canada Institute on North American Issues (CINAI)
CINAI has formed a partnership with The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to co-sponsor lectures, seminars and other educational activities in Canada, several of which will feature Great Lakes and bilateral trade issues.

Canadian Trade Activities
Information Technology Association of Canada for Ontario

International Trade Events
Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development

Trade Show Assistance Programs
Access Indiana
TSAP will reimburse a portion of the costs incurred by businesses while exhibiting their products at overseas trade shows.

Trade Show Grant Program
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Wisconsin Companies can be reimbursed for specific expenses for participating in an approved trade show or matchmaker trade delegation event.

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Trade Zones
Foreign Trade Zones, by state
International Trade Associations
In addition to Foreign Trade Zones, this database provides information on state subzones and ports of entry.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Trade
GLIN: Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: International Trade in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Maritime in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Transportation in the Great Lakes Region

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