"The first incoming trade mission from the Dominican Republic to South Florida under the DR-CAFTA Free Trade Agreement will be next week. Seaboard Marine is sponsoring a lunch and program on December 5, 2005 organized by the Foreign Florida Trade Association and their TRADE-USA program."
Here are a few pieces of info that I located about the FFTA and the Trade-USA program.
I'm assuming that Seaboard Marine (containerized shipping) is acting as a sponsor because it believes that this is ultimately positive for the marine segment.
In numbers? I wouldn't venture to guess.
"Florida Foreign Trade Association established a Program called TRADE-USA that promotes American products and/or services as well as increases the international trade between USA and other countries through inbound trade missions."
"The TRADE-USA Program engages in a series of matchmaking appointments with local businesses that will sell their products and services to the participants. Also, this Incoming Trade Mission has the participation of Exporters, who would like to open and expand new markets in the State of Florida and the U.S.A under the FFTA International Trade Mission Program."
"FFTA and its partners aim at developing bilateral trade between US companies and prospective business partners in selected markets through a program called TRADE-USA which promotes American products and/or services as well as increases the international trade between USA and their countries through Inbound Trade Missions."
"The Program emphasizes US exports although it includes opportunity for two way trade relationships."