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The Act could trigger potential retaliatory tariffs on an array of products. Photo by Creative Commons | Gordon Johnson

Concerns over Country of Origin Labelling Online Act (COOL act)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labelling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law include muscle cut and ground meats: lamb, goat, and chicken; wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish; fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables; peanuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts; and ginseng. Read More »Concerns over Country of Origin Labelling Online Act (COOL act)

Research shows that financing energy access is not flowing at the speed or scale needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7. Photo by CaaS Initiative

CaaS addresses unreliable off-grid refrigeration for vaccines in Africa

Recent studies show that more than 1 billion people around the world live without electricity – more than half of whom are in Africa. Efforts are underway to reduce that number, however population growth, temperature increases, and the increased use of power-hungry devices, make the efficient and reliable distribution of electricity a challenge – an expensive one at that. Read More »CaaS addresses unreliable off-grid refrigeration for vaccines in Africa

Robust expansion on the Asia-Africa trade lanes contributed to the strong growth. Photo by Creative Commons

Air cargo demand up 9% compared to pre-Covid levels

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-Covid levels with demand up over February 2019. February demand also showed strong month-on-month growth over January 2021 levels. Volumes have now returned to 2018 levels seen prior to the US-China trade war.Read More »Air cargo demand up 9% compared to pre-Covid levels