It is that time of the year when the TradeMoves team reflects on what we are thankful for in terms of cross-border trade opportunities for US exporters, and prospects for the next year. 2018 has been a busy year for international trade, and not without much uncertainty. From the NAFTA renegotiation, to several US trade actions against foreign imports and subsequent countermeasures imposed by trading partners, to threats of a potential withdrawal from the WTO, companies have faced growing uncertainties due to trade policy decisions in the United States. For small businesses, these changes can be an enormous burden to their operations requiring more time dedicated to their supply chains and overseas customers.
Below are a number of areas we have identified as positive outcomes in a difficult year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
 United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement Fact Sheet: Supporting America's Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, USTR Press Release, 2018.
 Top Trading Partners, Trade in Goods, US Census Bureau, 2017.
 U.S. Agricultural Export Opportunities in South Korea, USDA Foreign Agricultural Services Report, October 2018.
 2018 Article IV Consultation Report: the United States, IMF, July 2018.
 A Strong U.S. Economy Will Boost Global Growth in 2019, Bloomberg, November 2018.
 Year-to-date total trade – September 2018, US Census Bureau, 2018