April 25, 2018
 The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For more information and valuable updates, please follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the World Trade Center Arkansas newsletter.

World Trade Center Arkansas Signs Global Agreement on Agricultural Cooperation

World Trade Centers Association Members commit to wide collaboration in agribusiness LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS | 25 APRIL 2018 – The World Trade Center Arkansas and more than two dozen World Trade Centers (WTCs) from across the globe officially signed a Memorandum […]
April 16, 2018
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World Trade Center Arkansas Surveys State Companies on Potential Tariff Impact

April 16, 2018 – 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 […]
March 26, 2018
Arkansas Rural Development Conference

2018 Arkansas Rural Development Conference

March 23, 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Brandi Hinkle, Director of Communications Arkansas Economic Development Commission 501-519-7382 mobile or bhinkle@arkansasedc.com   Registration open for May 22-24 Arkansas Rural Development Conference in Little Rock Registration is open for […]
March 21, 2018

Governor Hutchinson Proclaims March 20, 2018 as Arkansas Ag Day

STATEWIDE, ARK. –  To recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Arkansas’s agriculture industry, Governor Hutchinson proclaimed March 20, 2018 as Arkansas Ag Day and presented the proclamation to Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward at a ceremony today at the […]
March 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, March 18, 2018 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by […]
March 16, 2018

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March 16, 2018
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World Trade Center Arkansas Seeking State Business Input on Tariff Impact

Arkansas companies who may be impacted by the proposed U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum are encouraged by the World Trade Center Arkansas and the Arkansas District Export Council to complete a short survey to provide feedback on the issue. […]
March 14, 2018

Farmers for Free Trade Calls on President Trump to Protect Trade Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Farmers for Free Trade is calling on President Trump to Protect Trade Policies American Farmers Depend on in New National Television Ad Washington, D.C. – Farmers for Free Trade released a new national cable television advertisement today […]
March 14, 2018

Arkansas Governor’s Trade Award Ceremony Set for May 30, 2018

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 […]
March 1, 2018
Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by 14 percent in 2017 and amount to $2.1 billion in goods.

Arkansas Exports to NAFTA Countries Increased by 14 Percent in 2017

Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico amounted to $2.1 billion in 2017, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Arkansas exports of goods to Canada and Mexico increased by 14 percent from 2016 to 2017. Combined exports to Canada and […]
February 26, 2018

NAFTA Negotiations Developments as of February 26. 2018

After the sixth round of talks in Montreal and with the seventh round of talks starting in Mexico City today, an update on where the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now stand is welcome. Leaders from […]
February 26, 2018

World Trade Center Arkansas attends SIDO meeting

The World Trade Center Arkansas attended the State International Development Organizations (SIDO) annual board meeting on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The meeting consisted of open discussion with strategic partners, updates on the SIDO website web localization, conferences […]