Arkansas

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2018

  • Five Arkansas Companies Honored at Trade Awards - Governor Asa Hutchinson hosted the ninth annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Global Trade today. The awards luncheon, organized by the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC), took place at at the Governor’s Mansion. Five Arkansas companies will were recognized during ... more

  • Export Financing Seminars Help Arkansas Businesses - The World Trade Center Arkansas partnered with multiple organizations to hold a seminar called “Inside Export Financing” for Arkansas companies in need of financial programs and resources to help expand their markets overseas. The seminars took place on May 22 in Rogers and Ma... more

  • Trade With Africa Summit Convenes Global Leaders - The Trade with Africa Business Summit convened in Bentonville, Ark. on Thursday and Friday this week. The summit was convened by Nazaru CEO Toyin Umesiri who designed the summit to position Arkansas as a favorable destination for African business and political leaders looking ... more

  • WTC Arkansas surveys companies on tariffs impact - The Arkansas District Export Council and the World Trade Center Arkansas surveyed state companies to assess the potential impact of the anticipated steel and aluminum tariffs on their businesses. The center and council released the survey on March 15 and used the results to in... more

  • Arkansas Governor’s Trade Award Set for May 30 - The Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC) will present the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade to Arkansas companies demonstrating excellence in exporting on May 30, 2018 at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Ark. Governor Asa Hutchinson will be in atte... more

  • WTC Arkansas to lead Caribbean trade mission - February 22, 2018 – The World Trade Center Arkansas is leading a trade mission for Arkansas companies interested in exporting to Caribbean countries. The mission will go to the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference in Miami, Florida, from M... more

  • WTC Arkansas attends agribusiness conferences - February 20, 2018 – Arkansas leaders convened multiple times in the past seven days in Jonesboro to stress the importance of Arkansas agriculture and the impact of NAFTA on Arkansas growers. The 2018 Arkansas State University Agribusiness conference took place on Feb. 14 and t... more

  • WTC Arkansas Releases Arkansas Exporter Directory - January 22, 2018 -The Arkansas Exporter Directory is a tool to help organize business-to-business meetings and to grow state exports. The World Trade Center Arkansas has compiled and released the first comprehensive Arkansas Exporter Directory . The directory is a catalog o... more

  • AR Governor Speaks on NAFTA at WTC Arkansas - Jan. 16, 2018 – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke on the North American Free Trade Agreement and its impact on the state at the World Trade Center Arkansas on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at an event entitled “Arkansas and NAFTA.”The event was attended by the Arkansas business and ... more

2017

  • AR Governor Makes Trade Awareness Day Proclamation - Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson officially proclaimed Dec. 11, 2017 as Agriculture Trade Awareness Day in the state of Arkansas. “Governor Hutchinson’s proclamation is a strong symbol for Arkansas agriculture producers,” said Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere tra... more