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7:00 pm

China-Maine trade: What’s at stake? –a panel discussion at USM

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104 United States
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Maine’s trading relationship with China has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. Much of that has been fueled by a growing Chinese middle class clamoring for lobster.  New tariffs and trade agreements, however, could temper that growth.  And by extension, foreign investment and even recruitment of Chinese students by Maine schools could be affected. Join us to explore how this trade can affect the economy of Maine.  Learn from the firsthand experience of Mainers involved in or advising on this fast-moving and multi-faceted scene. Presented by the Camden Conference and Maine International Trade Center, the panel will be moderated by Carol Coultas, business editor of Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, partners for the event, along with the University of Southern Maine. Panelists are:  Wade Merritt, president of MITC; Joseph W. McDonnell professor of public policy and management at the Muskie School of Public Service at USM; Brian McNamara, president and CEO...

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