Retailers Enthused over News of TPP Agreement


Washington—Retail trade associations were quick to applaud a deal reach among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Begin to Climb as Holidays Approach

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Washington–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.2% this month over the same … [Read more...]

Imports Up as Retailers Look Toward Holiday Season


Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6% this month over the same time last … [Read more...]

Imports Increasing as Retailers Prepare for Back to School


Washington–A jump in import cargo volume of 7.3% is expected this month as retailers stock up for the busy back-to-school season, … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

U.S. Congress

Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Retailers, Shippers Welcome Introduction of PORTS Act

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Washington—–In the aftermath of the West Coast port slowdown—which affected many retailers’ costs in the recent holiday … [Read more...]

Retail Trade Groups Applaud U.S. Senate Passage of TPA


Washington—U.S. retail trade associations joined in a chorus of thanks yous to the U.S. Senate which last week passed the Trade … [Read more...]

Leading Trade Groups Announce 4th Annual “Imports Work” Week May 11-15

Imports Work

Washington–A leading group of business associations, think tanks, and scholars today announced the fourth annual “Imports Work … [Read more...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog


Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!


Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

Obama Sends Labor Secretary to Intervene in Stalled West Coast Port Talks

Labor Secretary Tom Perez with President Obama

Washington—After months of haggling and stalls over a new labor contract at the nation’s 29 West Coast ports, which account for … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks


Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]