News

Browse our collection of links to recent news stories about MITC, our members, and international trade topics of interest.


  • University of New England launches “The Institute for North Atlantic Studies”

    The University of New England announced today it is launching a new program to train the next generation of leaders to develop research, industry and community partnerships to meet shared challenges and opportunities throughout the North Atlantic region. Read more
  • Maine lobster industry fears retaliation if China seafood tariff is enacted

    Maine lobster dealers are among a group of U.S. seafood exporters asking federal authorities to keep its industry out of the brewing U.S-China trade war, arguing that putting a tariff on Chinese seafood would likely result in painful retaliation against U.S. exports. Read more
  • Maine businesses looking to expand trade with China

    Several Maine businesses are looking to expand into Asia, but President Trump’s rocky relationship with China could impact those decisions. Read more
  • Maine companies grow in Asia despite Trump trade uncertainty

    As the United States and China began talks Thursday to resolve a huge trade imbalance and avert tariffs that would hurt both countries, the Maine International Trade Center prepared for its annual meeting Friday that will focus on accessing Asian markets. Read more
  • Governor says another Chinese company wants to invest in Maine

    Governor Paul LePage said Friday company from China is talking about buying one of Maine’s pulp and paper mills. The Governor told an international trade conference in Rockport he has met with the company –which he wouldn’t name– and while there are no commitments yet, said they are very interested in Maine. He said it would be one more example of how Maine is expanding international trade, especially with Asia. Canada is the state’s biggest export market, but Asia is second. Read more
  • Maine Schools Face Cutbacks As Number of International Students Declines

    The number of young people in Maine has been declining for decades. The trend concerns many independent and private town academies in the state. Some have lost up to a quarter of their students over the last ten years. To try to increase enrollment and revenue, those schools have tried recruiting students from other countries. However, increased competition and federal immigration policy are now making it far more difficult for schools to find students. Read more
  • Six Maine products selected for innovation showcase

    Six local companies have been selected for a showcase of Maine’s most innovative global products. Read more
  • Here’s a sneak preview of Maine products ‘ready to launch’ globally

    Maine International Trade Center offered a sneak preview this morning of products that will exhibit and compete in its New Product Global Showcase on Trade Day 2018 next month in Rockport. Read more
  • Yarmouth business hopes to lock up food producers

    A local business owner has designed a compact food production unit to be unveiled at Maine International Trade Center’s Trade Day 2018 on May 18.  Read more
  • Maine Exports on “Maine Calling”

    From lobsters to blueberries, candles to composite wood products, aircraft parts to craft beer, Maine companies are exporting their wares to every corner of the planet — not only finding new markets, but also defining the Maine “brand” around the world. Read more