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Nature's Sunshine continues record run as war complicates future

By Hank Schultz

Multi level marketing company Nature’s Sunshine has recorded a sixth straight quarter of rapid growth. But as the company has significant operations in Russia and Ukraine, the war has complicated the company’s task of forecasting future results.

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Slowing global trade, surging online sales: How markets are changing

By Hank Schultz

A recent article detailing a downturn in global trade mirrors the mood in some international markets, a consultant said.  But perhaps more important than macro economic concerns is the rapid shift of retailing modes in those markets, especially in China.

Stopping unfair competition from unlawful ingredients and products at the border

Stopping unfair competition from unlawful ingredients and products at the border

By Andrew Pratt and Justin Pierce, Venable LLP Intellectual Property

Complying with FDA regulations can be a long and expensive process. Small wonder then that some companies choose not to, and instead deal in unapproved ingredients or products that contain them. With the FDA constrained to pursue only the most extreme...

Shrimp duties get go-ahead

Shrimp duties get go-ahead

The US International Trade Commission imposed duties on shrimp
imports from six Asian and South American countries last week, in
the final stage of a trade dispute that has been blamed for high
glucosamine prices.

WTO, winners and losers

WTO, winners and losers

As the countdown to the September rendez-vous for WTO global trade
negotiations in Cancun in Mexico begins, European agriculture
commissioner Franz Fischler shares his views on globalisation and
the market economy, and in particular,...

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