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LePage: Trump tariffs on Canadian lumber hurting Maine

The LePage administration said the Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are causing Maine to lose revenues because it can't find buyers for its own wood.

Village Candle taps Eimskip to reach expanding European markets


Village Candle, the Wells-based manufacturer of scented candles, announced today it has reached an agreement with the international shipper Eimskip that will enhance the company's ability to grow its...

King worried about 'burden' of possible trade war over tariffs

Renee Cordes |

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, is concerned about a possible trade war over President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, citing two Maine companies telling him they...

Maine Coast builds its leadership team to keep pace with growth


Tom Adams, Maine Coast's founder and CEO, didn't have to look far to find an experienced vice president of sales and marketing for his York-based company that has seen its worldwide sales of lobsters...

Four businesses to be honored for expanding Portland’s ‘economic vitality’


Portland Development Corp. and the city of Portland will recognize Eimskip, Bristol Seafood, Think Tank Coworking and Fork Food Lab at a Nov. 30 awards ceremony for their roles in expanding the...

Canada's trade agreement with Europe pinches Maine lobster industry

A new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that has cut tariffs on imports of Canadian lobsters could give Canada's lobster industry the edge over Maine's.

Gov. LePage leads delegation at Arctic Circle Assembly

A group of 50 Mainers led by Gov. Paul R. LePage is in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week to participate in the Arctic Circle Assembly and private business development meetings.

Former Maine foreign trade chief launches consultancy

Renee Cordes |

Four months after leaving her post as president of Maine International Trade Center, Janine Bisaillon-Cary is offering her consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Maine businesses with global...

Delegation from Norway exploring business development in Portland


A delegation of 12 Norwegian businesses, joined by officials from the Norwegian city of Tromsų, is scheduled to arrive in Portland today for three days of meetings and networking events.

Maine Food Insider: No wonder we feel so smart eating Maine wild blueberries


This year's meeting of the Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit drew 30 scientists, researchers and doctors who discussed the wild blueberry's role in improved health, ranging from brain health to...