Brexit impact on Oklahoma

It seems that the political situation in the United Kingdom changes by the hour following the late-June referendum sending the U.K. out of the European Union. Despite trade between the U.S. and U.K. accounting for .5 percent of the former’s economic output, the interconnected nature of global markets and long cultural and historical ties between the two nations means that the impact will ripple across the Atlantic. Naturally, global stocks…

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A new era in Oklahoma firms doing business with Argentina?

Shared via our friends at www.GlobalTrade.net, with better relations on the horizon under new Argentine President Mauricio Macri, now may be the time for Oklahoma companies to assess opportunities and risks to doing business with Argentina. The agricultural biotechnology sector in Argentina Argentina continues to be the third largest producer of biotech crops after the United States and Brazil, producing 14 percent of the world ́s total biotech crops. China’s…

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German Honorary Consul Charles Wiggins steps down after two decades of service

The state’s longtime honorary consul for Germany, Charles Wiggins, has stepped down after more than 20 years of service. At a ceremony inside the Oklahoma State Capitol’s Blue Room, German Consul General for Houston, Ricarda Redeker accepted Wiggins’ resignation and thanked him for his work in bringing Oklahoma-German ties closer over the past two decades. Wiggins initially took his position up in June 1995.  Consul General Redeker presented Wiggins with…

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Business opportunities in Korea available for Oklahoma businesses

There is an excellent opportunity for Oklahoma businesses to send a delegate to the 10th Global Project Plaza in Seoul, South Korea on May 24-26, which includes a free round trip flight and three night stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX. Global Project Plaza is the principal global platform for industry/resource cooperation. Held every year since 2008, the event is designed to develop a more concrete business relationship and explore…

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Tulsa Global Alliance to host “Diplomacy Begins Here” summit March 31-April 1

For two days on March 31-April 1, the Tulsa Global Alliance and Global Ties Arkansas are partnering with the University of Tulsa to host the Diplomacy Begins Here: Global Ties U.S. Regional Summit in and around historic Tulsa. OKGIT member Bob Lieser is the point of contact for this multi-day event that has participants running all over the Tulsa metro areas to promote international friendship and connections. Each trip has…

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Consular resources for Oklahoma

The OKGIT has a host of resources available for international visitors – both business, academic and cultural – amongst our members. Check out our list of honorary consuls who are GIT members here. If they can’t help you, we have ample resources to point you in the right direction through our numerous partners in the region. Check out our diplomatic page, as well as this great resource at the World…

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