December 20, 2019

Officials: USMCA Expected To Benefit Arkansas’ Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, Dec. 19, to approve a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that Arkansas officials say will spur higher economic growth in Arkansas and internationally. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or […]
December 16, 2019

World Trade Center Arkansas Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas on Thursday, Dec. 12, hosted a cyber security summit aimed at preventing lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket costs from cyber attacks on small businesses. More than 20 representatives of small and medium-sized […]
December 6, 2019

Boozman Cites World Trade Center Arkansas Report In Push For USMCA Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, cited the World Trade Center Arkansas’ trade and jobs report while making a case for Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement, […]
December 3, 2019

Analysis: Mexico Could Soon Be Arkansas’ Top Export Destination

FAYETTEVILLE — Mexico could equal and may overtake Canada as Arkansas’ top customer in the next few years if the Latin American nation’s import patterns continue, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center […]
November 27, 2019

Regional Meeting Vital For Expanding Arkansas Exports In Latin America

PEREIRA, Colombia — Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade for World Trade Center Arkansas, described this year’s World Trade Centers Association Latin American Regional Meeting as a “strong platform” for expanding exports from the Natural State. “Given that half […]
November 22, 2019

Bentonville Chef Helps Promote Italian Cuisine

BENTONVILLE — The Consul General of Italy in Houston Federico Ciattaglia and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas visited Northwest Arkansas to promote the Week of Italian Cuisine in the world earlier this week. On Thursday, First Security Bank […]
November 20, 2019

Report: Arkansas Exports Continue Robust Growth

ROGERS — Arkansas exports surged again in 2018, with $6.5 billion in trade that spanned 170 countries and reflected 12% growth since 2008, according to a newly released report by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The state’s top two customers, […]
November 15, 2019

Hutchinson Extols Strong Trade Ties Between Arkansas, Japan

TOKYO — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson complimented the longstanding trade ties between Arkansas and Japan during a recent trip to Asia aimed at reaffirming trade relationships and exploring expansion opportunities.  “Japan has been an economic-development partner with Arkansas for decades,” […]
November 13, 2019

World Trade Center Arkansas Strengthening Relationships With Côte d’Ivoire

PHILADELPHIA — Denise Thomas, Director of Africa and Middle East Trade for World Trade Center Arkansas, helped promote bilateral trade earlier this month between Arkansas and Côte d’Ivoire. Thomas attended the first Prosper Africa Business Development Forum on Nov. 7 […]
November 8, 2019

Hendrix Named Among State’s Most Influential People

LITTLE ROCK — Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named among the state’s 250 most influential people by Arkansas Business. The magazine’s annual list highlights local leaders who are shaping the way residents live, […]
November 4, 2019

International Trade Small Business Forum

Wednesday, November 6th 3pm - 4pm, World Trade Center Arkansas
October 23, 2019

Seminar on Incoterms® 2020

This seminar will look at Incoterms® 2020 and how to apply them using best business practices