international trade

Trans-Pacific Partnership
4:04 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Many Northwest Democrats Noncommittal On Fast-Tracking Trade Deals

File photo of the container ship Hanjin Hamburg at the Port of Seattle.
A McLin Flickr

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 8:56 pm

So far, few Northwest Democrats are getting on board with a deal to "fast track" a pending Pacific trade agreement, The Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Apples To China
6:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Washington Apples: Load Up, You’re On The Boat To China Again

Credit Washington Apple Commission / Northwest News Network


Washington apples will soon be packed aboard boats to China. That’s because the Chinese government approved market access to Northwest fruit today after a two-year market closure. 

Getting access to China is essentially a $50 million dollar deal per year for Washington apples farmers.

The Chinese government closed off markets in August of 2012. China said it was concerned about a recently discovered fungus.

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