Volume XI, No. 2
Global Wine Competition Slugs It Out
Hard Times, Good Wine Keep Company for U.S. Producers
Chilean Vines Recover From Drought
Australia Plants Premium Varietals
South Africa Adjusts to Free Market
Norwegian Consumers Will Pay for Quality
Norway heeds its WTO commitments, but reserves the right to protect domestic agricultural sectors.
Making It in MexicoBusiness Customs and Practices
Thinking about closing that big Mexican deal over lunch? Think again. Youd be wiser to do business over breakfast. Attend to cultural nuances and watch your odds improve.
Mexico Fields U.S. Cotton Exports
Both U.S. cotton exporters and Mexican textile and apparel producers are benefiting from NAFTA-sponsored trade liberalization policies.
The Neighbors Are Cooking Fish! (But Nobodys Complaining)
To the contrary, its a whiff of bliss for seafood producers, who are enjoying record profits these days.
U.S. French Fries Heat Up Chinas Fast Food Industry
The new-found popularity of fries in China has created a booming market for U.S. exporters of frozen potatoes.
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