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October 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report

October 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 101st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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US Economic Snapshot

U.S. Economic Snapshot – October 2017

“The US LEI declined slightly in September for the first time in the last twelve months, partly a result of the temporary impact of the recent hurricanes,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The source of weakness was concentrated in labor markets and residential construction, while the majority of the LEI components continued to contribute positively. Despite September’s decline, the trend in the US LEI remains consistent with continuing solid growth in the US economy for the second half of the year.”                                                                                    The Conference Board

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JUAN ALONSO CHECA NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR MIQ LOGISTICS IN LATIN AMERICA

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 18, 2017 – Juan Alonso Checa was recently named managing director in Latin America for MIQ Logistics. Checa, based in Lima, Peru is responsible for operations, sales and the organization’s overall development in Latin America.

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NRF Imports

Imports Set A Second Record High As Retailers Prepare For Busy Holiday Season

Source: National Retail Federation
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Q4 Regulatory Updates

Generalized System of Preferences (“GSP”) Expires December 31, 2017 

The Generalized System of Preferences (“GSP”), first implemented on January 1, 1976, periodically expires and must be renewed by Congress to remain in effect. The most recent GSP reauthorization (H.R. 1295) expires on December 31, 2017.   Although Congress let the program lapse for two years past the previous expiration date of July 31, 2013, we are not aware of any current effort to end the program. But it nonetheless remains a possibility.

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International Trade Policy

International Trade

Presidential Authority To Regulate International Trade & Potential Impacts To NAFTA

Do you know the President’s authority as it is related to international trade and commerce? This presentation provides insight into the President’s authority according to language in the Constitution, Executive Authority per specific Trade Acts, as well as historical precedents. The presentation also reviews the current status of NAFTA and the potential impact to Regional Value Content if the trade agreement is renegotiated.

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Employment Situation Summary – September 2017

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.2 percent in September, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 331,000 to 6.8 million. Both measures were down over the year.

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September 2017 Logistics Link

During the month of September 2017, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read MIQ in the news, industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the September 2017 Logistics Link.

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September 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 100th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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John Carr On Ingram’s 250 Leader List For Second Consecutive Year

Overland Park, KS, October 2, 2017 – Congratulations to John Carr, President and CEO of MIQ Logistics, as he was named one of the 250 Most Powerful Business Leaders in the Kansas City area for the second consecutive year by Ingram’s Magazine. Every year, 250 of the most important, influential and powerful business leaders throughout the Kansas City area are selected for this distinction.

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