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MITC offers 'Global U' training for businesses with international ambitions

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The Maine International Trade Center is launching a new 'Global U' education series to give small businesses a leg up on global success.

Trump tariffs hurting Maine seating manufacturer, too

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As concern grows about how a potential U.S.-China trade war may continue to adversely impact Maine lobster exports, the state’s congressional delegation fears additional tariffs proposed by the...

Lobster exports post steep decline under Trump’s China tariffs

The value of live Maine lobsters exported to China dropped 64% in July 2018, compared with July 2017, following the Trump administration's imposition of new tariffs on China.

Brewers struggling with shortage of aluminum cans

A shortage of beer cans that has been in the making for a couple of years is being felt by some Maine brewers.

Blueberry growers squeezed by price drop, bad weather

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Maine's blueberry industry continues to deal with price drops, unaccommodating weather, diseases, foreign competition and reduced crop size.

Maine brewers deliver 70 craft beer varieties to festival in United Kingdom

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The Maine Beer Box has arrived in the United Kingdom for the Leeds International Beer Festival loaded with over 400 kegs, from 65 breweries and 78 different beer varieties ranging from New England...

ITC ruling on newsprint tariffs hailed as victory for newspapers

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Maine’s newspaper publishers scored a victory Wednesday, with the International Trade Commission nullifying tariffs imposed on imported newsprint by the U.S. Department of Commerce in January.

Canada's retaliatory tariffs could impact cross-border shopping

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Cross-border shopping between northern Maine and Canada is expected to be hurt by a retaliatory “grocery tariff” established by the Canadian government.

Trade war update: Blueberry exports lag, King urges aid for lobster industry

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Maine growers of wild blueberries are seeing signs that an escalating trade war could hurt this year’s exports to China, which imposed new duties on a host of imported U.S. products starting...

Maine tourism weathering U.S.-Canada trade war

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The trade war and tough talk between the United States and Canada don’t appear to be dampening Maine’s tourism business, according to reports from the Bangor Daily News and the Associated...

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