Panama Canal begins filling new Pacific locks
The Panama Canal has just taken another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program by beginning to fill the Cocoli‚Äôs locks on the Pacific side, following a similar endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month.More…

ICTSI Oregon leads effort to end West Coast labor slowdowns
The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 (PLUS Act) was introduced last Thursday (June 18, 2015) in the US Senate to help prevent the type of maritime labour slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the US economy to a standstill earlier this year.
http://container-mag.com/2015/06/24/ictsi-oregon-leads-effort-end-west-coast-labour-slowdowns/

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is About Much More Than Trade
The US congressional debate over granting Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to the executive branch has been raging over the past few months.
http://americaneconomicalert.org/news_item.asp?NID=4766306

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
on Senate Vote on Trade Promotion Authority/TTP, T-TIP

Today, the U.S. Congress made clear that the United States intends to lead on trade, deliver more, good middle class jobs and unlock opportunity for American workers, farmers, ranchers and small businesses across the country. https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/june/statement-us-trade-representative-0

What will happen to TTIP in the European Parliament?
MEPs will supposedly vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution in July. Despite recent developments, the camp supporting it is still far stronger than the opposition, writes Doru Frantescu. http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/what-will-happen-ttip-european-parliament-315540