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The Top U.S. Trade Partner is Now Mexico

May 24, 2019

Mexico, steadily rising in rank to No. 12 among exporting nations, has eclipsed China and Canada to become the U.S.’s leading trade partner.   Mexico is now the top U.S. trade partner, ranked by total value of import and export trade, according to Descartes Datamyne’s U.S. Census data for January through... Read More >>
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Web Seminar: Top Supply Chain Disruptions and How to Minimize Risk

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