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December 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

100,000 Strong

Citing the strategic importance of the U.S.-China relationship President Obama announced in 2009 the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a national effort to increase dramatically the number of American students studying in China and prepare the next generation of American experts to manage the growing political, economic, and cultural ties between the United States and China. Kimberly McClure, Deputy Director of the 100,000 Strong Initiative and a Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, will visit Northern Kentucky next week to speak to our higher education and business communities.

Kimberly McClure is an eight-year Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. While traveling frequently to China in her current role, Kimberly has spent most of her career working on South Asia policy in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Washington.

Following two-year assignments to Mumbai, India, and Kabul, Afghanistan, Kimberly worked as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; completed an International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations; and completed assignments in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and Operations Center. Kimberly holds a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Thanks to an effort by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC), on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 PM, Kimberly McClure will be at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to meet with local business leaders who have an interest to speak about the economic development and growth benefits of China. To reserve a seat for this meeting, please contact Kyle Horseman at 859.426.3653 or by email.
Focus on China: 100,000 Strong
Kimberly McClure
Deputy Director,100,000 Strong Initiative
US Department of State
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM, Wednesday January 25th
Location: Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Cost: Free to attend
Contact: Kyle Horseman

January 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Hong Kong Delegation Visits the Tri-State

Hong Kong Comissioner Tong speaks in Northern Kentucky

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Commissioner Donald Tong visited Northern Kentucky to meet with business, community and academic leaders. Commissioner Tong shared insights on opportunities and advantages of building relationships within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Commissioner Tong’s speech follows.


October 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

NKITA and DHL Export Trade Conference

Thursday, November 17, 2011, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY

Join NKITA at the 2011 DHL Express International Trade Affairs & Compliance (ITAC) Seminar Series.

During the seminar you will learn about:
* Overview of export controls by DHL Express
* Overview of export enforcement by Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement
* Brief overview of recent changes in the sanctions and embargo programs by Doug Jacobson
* Automated Export System filing compliance by U.S. Census Bureau
* Brief overview of export compliance best practices published by Bureau of Industry and Security


October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award


FT. MITCHELL, KY – August 3, 2011 –The Northern Kentucky International Trade Association (NKITA), a program of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, recently announced the finalists of the 2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award. The finalists are:  Aristech Acrylics, one of the world’s largest suppliers of continuous cast acrylic and solid surface sheet; MI-SWACO, leading supplier of drilling  fluid systems, North American Stainless, the largest, fully integrated stainless steel producer in the U.S., and the OYSTAR Group, one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions for packaging machines.

“The Finalists of the 2011 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award are an excellent representation of the entrepreneurial energy and vitality of the business environment of our region,” said Daniele S. Longo, Vice President, International Affairs, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The winner will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Revenue Generation –
    • Percentage of revenue income from international vs. domestic and export vs. import.
  • Global Network –
    • Size and scope of global network and relationships developed (i.e. partnerships, affiliations, etc.). Applicants must also indicate the number of different markets they exported and imported from as well as their adaptability to the culture and local business environments.
  • Risk Mitigation –
    • Strategies mitigate credit risk, treasury and currency exposures, legal issues and logistical issues while staying competitive.
  • Organizational Structure
    • This demonstrates how the businesses infrastructure is developed for handling international business and the measures they have taken to be multi-cultural and multi-lingual.

The winner will be announced at the 7th Annual NKITA Luncheon on Thursday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Grand, Covington, KY.  The keynote speakers will be Mr. Fernando Aguiluz, General Cable, and Mr. Richard Ketron, MAG Cincinnati. Title Sponsors are DHL Express and Fifth Third Bank. Supporting Sponsors are SWECO and VonLehman. Event Sponsors are KPMG and SS&G.

Reservations are required by August 21st. The cost to attend is $35 for Chamber members, $45 for future members. For more information on NKITA or to make reservations, visit or contact Tim Norris at (859) 578 6394 or 

August 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

U.S., Macedonia reach open skies agreement

The United States and Macedonia on Thursday reached an open skies aviation agreement, which will allow airlines of both countries to select routes, destinations and prices for passenger and cargo services based on consumer demand and market conditions.

It’s the first aviation agreement between the two countries.

Open skies agreements allow unrestricted access by the airlines of each side to fly to, from and beyond the other’s territory, without restriction on how often carriers fly, the kind of aircraft they use and the prices they charge.

The agreement makes Macedonia the 103rd U.S. open skies partner.

American Shipper, 7/15/2011

July 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

Colombia Trade Deal Loses Key Support

The top Democrat on a key House trade panel whipped up a new furor over three stalled trade deals Monday when he said he wouldn’t support a pact with Colombia if the White House and Republicans refuse to include references to pro-labor provisions negotiated by the Obama administration.

The move by Rep. Sander Levin (D., Mich.), the ranking member of the House Ways and Means committee, appeared late Monday to have rallied skeptical Democrats against the Colombia pact. Reps. George Miller (D., Calif.) and James McGovern (D., Mass.) issued a statement also condemning the administration’s stance on the Colombia bill.  Read more.

E. Williamson, Wallstreet Journal, JUNE 28, 2011

July 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

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