trade

TPP deal reached; Congress a question mark

The United States and 11 of its trading partners reached an historic accord Monday that will lift 18,000 tariffs on U.S. exports, presenting a potential boom for businesses of all sizes. The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, the most-sweeping trade deal since 1993’s NAFTA accord, is with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. About 45 percent of U.S. exports already go to those countries, suggesting the deal could be…


Que vola, Havana?

Biotech, software, financial services, air travel and yogurt are among the New York business sectors joining Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on his inaugural trade mission to Cuba this week. “These industry leaders will serve as ambassadors for all that New York State has to offer and will help form the foundation for a strong economic relationship between New York and Cuba as legal restrictions on trade are eased in the future,” Cuomo said in a…