Articles & Papers

NEURAL NETWORK SHIPPING MODEL

This paper focuses on making a predictive analysis of a distribution system utilizing an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) that shipping companies could use to predict transit time over a complex scattering of destinations. For this purpose, an introduction of machine-learning models capable of…

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Transport Financial Model Using Neural Network (ANN) in Excel

Trade and transportation are the dynamic forces behind every developed economy in the world. Flourishing nations must import and export goods in order to survive, maintain their framework and care for the market. The finance sector has long seen these factors as validation for continual investment…

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ANN TRANSPORT LOGISTICS

Much of transportation economics is about finding optimal variables given parameters that describe freight behavior. In this case, we begin with the observed behavior and attempt to find the parameters that permit the specified relationships to fit the data most closely. We are looking at a type of…

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Trade Policy.docx

ABSTRACTIn “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu states that “Every battle is won or lost before it’s ever fought”. Détente was used during the cold war for easing strained relations, especially, in using the threat of a preempt attack. Today, a battle space has many dimensions which now include cyberspace. The…

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Maritime Trade and Tariffs

Historians tell us that between 1500 BC and 300 BC the Phoenicians a Semitic civilization that originated in the Eastern Mediterranean which included the coastline of what is now Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Syria, and southwest Turkey dominated sea trade in the Mediterranean Sea. Later on some Phoenician…

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World and Regional Trade Agreements

Special Economic Zones as defined by The World Bank: " A free-trade zone (FTZ) is a specific class of special economic zone. It is a geographic area where goods may be landed, stored, handled, manufactured, or reconfigured, and re-exported under specific customs regulation and generally not subject…

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NAFTA according to Trump!

Trade disputes have marked Trump’s behavior in such patent way, that when America and Mexico announced they had agreed on changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement the markets and everyone else had a sigh of relief. Nonetheless, the pompous announcement by Trump who is now starving for a…

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Is the new deal between Mexico and the U.S. a better deal than NAFTA?

Trump said he’s “ending” NAFTA and replacing it with the “largest trade deal ever made.” The reality is that Trump cannot unilaterally end NAFTA in a constant lying, we now expect from a president who doesn’t understand treaties or could care less about telling the truth. The fact that NAFTA didn’t…

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Why does President Trump take strong action on trade deficits by imposing tariffs, but completely…

Why does President Trump take strong action on trade deficits by imposing tariffs, but completely ignores budget deficits, which are significantly more dangerous to the US economy? Budget deficits are an enormous can of worms if open for inspection, especially, now days with more heterodox…

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What is the purpose of custom duty?

Functions of Tariffs by Definition Tariffs are considered to have three primary functions: to serve as a source of revenue, to protect domestic industries, and to remedy trade distortions (punitive function for product dumping). The revenue function income from tariffs provides governments with a…

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