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HS 22 and HTS Updates for the New Year | February 1, 2022

The World Customs Organization (WCO) reviews the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (often called a Harmonized System or HS Codes) every five years. The codes themselves are used globally to standardize and categorize products […]

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Press Release: Japanese Consul General Visits North Dakota to Strengthen Local Ties | January 14, 2022

FARGO, ND – The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is hosting the Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Tajima along with representatives from the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Honorary Consul Ron Leonhardt this week. The […]

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Teaching Trade at the University of Jamestown | January 6, 2022

During the 2021 fall semester, NDTO’s Executive Director Drew Combs, jumped at the opportunity to engage more people in global trade. A group of students from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND, enrolled in […]

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2022 Trade Outlook Roundup | January 6, 2022

Time is precious for all of us, so let’s be efficient in 2022. Here’s a summary of global trade experts’ market outlooks and industry insights for 2022. AgWeb: 2022 Outlook: Why Corn’s Sweet Spot May […]

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India’s New Non-GM and GM-Free Requirements | January 6, 2022

In 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued orders to require Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-free certificates on certain agricultural and food consignments imports. Further clarification has been forthcoming since the […]

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Member Profile: Summers Manufacturing | December 2, 2021

Summers Manufacturing is an employee-owned business in Devils Lake, ND, with a passion for strong and durable equipment. They have been producing farm equipment like tillers, land rollers, and sprayers since 1965 and see their […]

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NDTO Fall Happenings | December 1, 2021

Your NDTO has been busy! The team is working for you to expand global trade for ND businesses. It’s been so great to connect with friends old and new, and we wanted to share the […]

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Tech & Trade: The Internet of Things | December 1, 2021

The first wave of the internet began with personal computers, moving quickly into people’s homes. The second wave of the internet came with the cellular phone revolution, where so many more people have access to […]

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NDTO Member Profile: AGT Foods | November 4, 2021

AGT Foods, with two locations in ND (Minot and Williston), has become a global powerhouse in value-added pulse products. Starting in Regina, Canada, AGT Foods had the vision to keep the value-added processing facilities near […]

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Inland Shipping and Logistics Continues to Impact Supply Chains | November 4, 2021

The NDTO has reported on the ongoing supply chain issue in 2021 but thought it would be prudent to provide an update on these continuing challenges. We continue to see reports from the Port of […]

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