Hanjin Shipping LogoHanjin Shipping Co. Plans to Stop Calling at the Port of Portland – After two decades of service, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. has confirmed plans to stop calling at the Port of Portland in January. Frequent Longshore labor union disputes and increased terminal charges have made the port too expensive.

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Canada Signs Trade Agreement with the EU – Canada’s new trade agreement with the European Union (EU) will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two counties and create jobs for Canadians. The agreement will provide Canada with preferential market access to EU consumers and eliminate approximately 98 percent of all EU tariff lines.

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Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya Meet to Discuss Single Customs Territory – The Heads of State Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya will meet on Monday to discuss the launch of a single customs territory. This would facilitate and movement of goods from Mombasa port to East Africa’s interior, a supply route known as the Northern Corridor.

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China Strengthens Bilateral Trade with Singapore – China has signed seven bilateral trade agreements with Singapore to help build a “smart city” in Suzhou Industrial Park, drive environment sustainability, and improve healthcare and financial service. Both countries have also agreed to explore the possibility of setting up a fund to help Singapore companies carrying out infrastructure projects.

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