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MITC exporter awards include specialty rope maker, UMaine composites group


Yale Cordage, a Saco-based manufacturer of high-performance synthetic ropes, was among the winners of the 2017 International Trade and Investment Awards.

Maine seeks federal help bridging trade gap on lobsters

With a trade deal between the European Union and Canada near completion, elected officials in Maine want the federal government to try to avert what they see as potential trade disadvantage in the...

Maine craft brewers to tap European market

Lori Valigra |

The Maine Beer Box, an exchange between craft brewers in Portland and Reykjavik, shouldn't be confused with boxed wine. The “box” is a 40-foot Eimskip shipping container being...

Wicked success: Bob and Carmen Garver build their organic coffee business into a commercial hit

Renee Cordes |

Bob and Carmen Garver, the husband-and-wife team behind Wicked Joe Coffee and Bard Coffee in Portland, are the 2017 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in the small-business category.

King advises President Trump on trade policies that would help Maine


As a candidate, President Donald Trump's statements on United States trade policies could be summarized in three words: Put America first. U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, sent a letter today to the...

Auburn Manufacturing wins anti-dumping claim against China


The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Auburn Manufacturing, ruling that Chinese manufacturers have sold an unfairly subsidized heat resistant fabric in the United...

Maine delegation asks U.S. to look into alleged subsidies for Canadian cement plant


Maine's congressional delegation sent a letter to acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan about alleged unfair subsidies that may have been provided to a cement plant in Quebec that is expected...

Maine's aerospace exports post a record year in 2016

Aerospace exports became the state's second-most-valuable export industry after seafood in 2016, reaching a record $312 million.

South Portland's legal costs mount in pipeline lawsuit

South Portland's legal tab for defending its 2014 “Clear Skies Ordinance,” which prohibits the bulk loading of crude oil into tankers on the city's waterfront, topped $1 million in...

Aquaculture's impact in Maine almost triples

Lori Valigra |

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production business in the world, and it's already contributing nearly $138 million in both direct and multiplier or related economic impact to the...