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Colombia Customs Clearance Receives Nathan Support

August 15, 2014?Colombia will modernize its customs procedures\r\nwith assistance from Nathan Associates. The assistance, under a two-year, $2.7\r\nmillion contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development, aims to\r\nboost Colombia?s ability to benefit from liberalized trade with the United\r\nStates. \r\n\r\n Colombia?s customs administration (DIAN) expects to improve\r\nits import processing times for both cargo and express shipments and implement\r\nan advance ruling system. The project will also support the Ministry of Trade\r\n(MinCIT) improve its single window for foreign trade, and promote U.S. and\r\nColombian cooperation on technical regulations through development of\r\nstandards. \r\n\r\n The project, ...
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Indian Gaming Industry Report, 2009-2010, Released

Recession and Public Policies Curb Industry Growth December 10, 2009?Dr. Alan Meister, author of the annual Indian Gaming Industry Report, attributes the slower growth of Indian gaming in 2008 to the recession. The slowing growth pattern of previous years, however, was the result of public policies designed to restrict the supply of Indian gaming. Frequently cited by the press, the report is a trusted resource for government and regulatory agencies, investors, and the industry itself, as well as associated industries. According to the report, revenue from Indian gaming facilities was ...
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Livelihood of 1,500 Sri Lankan Women Restored After Tsunami

Joining hands with Sri Lanka’s coir industry, the USAID-funded Competitiveness Program managed by Nathan Associates distributed 500 coir spinning reels to village women. “When the tsunami washed away thousands of homes along Sri Lanka’s southern coast last December, hundreds of village women lost their spinning reels in the disaster. Spinning reels are simple hand-turned machines used to spin coir fiber into yarn and yarn into rope, which is then sold to a weaver. Operated by three women usually from the same household, the reels allow each woman to earn 100 ...