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Seald Sweet CEO Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk gives expectations for the world of global trade

Prior to her presentation at the New York Produce Show and Conference's Global Trade Symposium, Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk tells her story and what she has seen… and expects to see in the world of global trade.
December 10 , 2018

Alibaba signs agreement with Belgium for e-commerce trade hub

The project is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), and Belgium is the first European country to join the project following similar agreements in Malaysia and Rwanda.
December 09 , 2018

U.S.: Romaine E. coli outbreak case count rises as FDA identifies potenial sources

Traceback information from four restaurants in three different states so far has implicated 10 different distributors, 12 different growers, and 11 different farms as potential sources of the contaminated lettuce.
December 07 , 2018

New York Produce Show and Conference announces Thought-Leader panelists

A powerful lineup of leaders is set to take center stage at the Javits Center to provide insight on how to make the industry stronger.
December 07 , 2018

China opens for Panamanian pineapple exports

Authorities gave their approval in October and the phytosanitary export protocol was recently signed during a visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping.
December 07 , 2018
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