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The State of Global Trade in 2012

  • By michael
  • · March 30, 2012
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Panjiva has partnered with the Global Sourcing Council to conduct an annual State of Trade survey with professionals involved in global trade.  We wanted to discover the following: How are trade professionals feeling about the global economy in 2012? Are they planning to spend? How will sourcing change and shift in 2012? Data on these […]

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Quality Control, Safety, and Sourcing Overseas

  • By michael
  • · March 26, 2012
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This weekend the New York Times published a story about the ongoing criminal trial over the 2008 crane collapse in NYC that killed two people.   In brief, the crane owner, New York Crane and Equipment Corporation, needed a critical part manufactured to repair the crane and the owner found quotes from US-based companies to be too expensive; he […]

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February Trade Data: Significant Seasonal Declines

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 19, 2012
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The word from the Panjiva research team: trade activity experienced declined significantly, but as expected, from January to February.  Specifically, the number of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a 20% month-over-month decline from January to February.  In years past, we’ve seen Chinese New Year-related declines from January to February (-15% in 2011, -4% […]

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