the CEP Group is committed to providing a range of business and industry resources to support our clients and the CEP sector at large. We continually add value for our customers and general audience. Our latest feature is the Resource Center. The initial format will consist of an alphabetical listing on the main Resource Center page. As we grow the Resources section we expect to expand it into a drop down sub-menu design. Check it out, stop by often and give us your feedback.
Need to know an intermodal industry term? The Intermodal Association of North America, IANA, provides a good starting Point. You can reference a copy of the glossary here
U S POSTAL SERVICE TERMS
Current U S Postal Service Postal Terms can be found at https://about.usps.com/publications/pub32/pub32_terms.htm
Keidanren USA is the U.S. liaison entity for Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation. Keidanren is a comprehensive Japanese economic organization with a broad membership consisting of 1,329 Japanese companies, 109 industry associations, and 47 regional economic organizations. Keidanren USA’s office is located in Washington, DC. Its core mission is to facilitate more engagement by the Japanese business sector with the U.S. policy making community, and to promote the very real contributions (in terms of investment and jobs) being made by Japanese companies to the U.S. economy. The “Japan Business federation Washington DC – A Guide for Japanese Policy and Trade” https://keidanren.us/resources/
United States Trade Representative
American trade policy works toward opening markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses. The United States is party to numerous trade agreements with other countries, and is participating in negotiations for new trade agreements with a number of countries and regions of the world.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.
USTR is part of the Executive Office of the President. Through an interagency structure, USTR coordinates trade policy, resolves disagreements, and frames issues for presidential decision. USTR also serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), is on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, is a non-voting member of the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors, and a member of the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies.