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North Dakota Exports Up in 2018 | March 19, 2019

North Dakota exporters achieved positive growth in 2018 despite uncertainty within international markets. Recently released statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that North Dakota’s tracked exports were up overall by $1 billion for a […]

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Gates Manufacturing uses Virtual Reality to Market Real Big Equipment | February 7, 2019

After Gates Manufacturing exhibited at a commodities trade show in 2017 and spent over $25,000 on a small booth, shipping for one of their smaller pieces of tillage equipment and travel costs, company representative Andy […]

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Pacific Trade Deal Now in Effect | February 7, 2019

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is now the third largest trade agreement in the world by combined GDP, coming in after the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Single […]

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Updates on US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and Trade Dispute with China | January 3, 2019

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the trade dispute with China continue to dominate national and state trade news. Trade relationships with the three nations came under increased scrutiny in early 2017, resulting in tariffs, negotiations […]

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Technology & the Changing Global Landscape: 3D Printing | December 6, 2018

In this series, we examine the impact of the latest technologies on global business. First, we simplified Blockchain and now we’ll discuss 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Three-dimensional printing has been around since […]

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World Bank Report – Who’s Making it Easier to Trade Across Borders? | December 6, 2018

The World Bank released their Doing Business 2019 report in October, which ranks the world’s markets by their number of regulations that enhance or constrain business. The report analyzed the ease of doing business within […]

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Upcoming Trade Missions 2019 | November 1, 2018

The North Dakota Trade Office is developing multiple trade missions that will take place over the following year. Various industries are targeted throughout 2019, with grant funding available for those that qualify. Below is a […]

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NDTO Member Profile: Alloway Standard Industries | November 1, 2018

Kelly O’Hara of Alloway Standard Industries is a busy guy. If he’s not in the office working as the sole sales manager of Alloway Standard Industries, he’s in the field demonstrating sugar beet equipment or […]

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Technology & the Changing Global Landscape: What is Blockchain? | November 1, 2018

In this series, we will examine the impact of the latest technologies on global business. Our first technology is the word many are buzzing about – blockchain. But what is it and why are people […]

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Featured STEP ND Activity: Marketing your Company with Virtual Reality | October 18, 2018

Give international customers a tour of your facility, let them see the crops growing in the field or get an in-depth view of your product — all without travel and language barriers. That is a […]

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