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International Trade & Agriculture

International trade is the engine of the global economic system, worth over $11 trillion last year. Trade in agriculture is one of the most important and complex subsets of global international trade and finance, worth an estimated $785 billion per year.

Agricultural trade is particularly sensitive, influenced by complex international rules and regulations and fierce domestic politics. Successful companies in this market know that the addition of expertise and strategic vision, which The Cohen Group (TCG) can provide, can be the difference between success and failure.

The Cohen Group's Principals have the expertise and relationships with the key political, economic and business leaders and institutions that lead to client success.

Secretary William Cohen brings over 30 years of international trade promotion expertise to our clients in industries as varied as traditional and biotech agricultural producers, civil and military aircraft manufacturers, insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy and financial services. Together with Lord Robertson, General Joseph Ralston, and General Paul Kern, Secretary Cohen leads a team that has successfully operated at the highest levels of decision-making and whose insight and experience in capitals around the world is unparalleled.

Before considering entrance into a foreign market, The Cohen Group gathers information and provides insights on developments and trends that could affect the client, giving the client a competitive advantage in exploiting opportunities. The Cohen Group assists clients in identifying and assessing potential markets and analyzing the political, legal, and regulatory factors that will affect the client's ability to successfully enter and operate in the market. By opening and sustaining lines of communication with political, business, and financial leaders who could affect the client's success in the market, The Cohen Group helps the client to build and enhance its own network of relationships in the market.

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