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"Export Raleigh"

Economic Development: "North Carolina is making sure its Global Businesses are well heeled."

January 30, 2014

Global Trade - The Magazine for U.S. Companies Doing Business Globally

Global Trade magazine called on Nexsen Pruet attorney David Robinson for insight in how North Carolina professionals operate globally.

The article examined the intersection of government, business, education and legal organizations in Raleigh that is helping N.C. and the U.S. compete in today's worldwide marketplace.

Part of the article focused on how the North Carolina Commerce Department’s International Trade Division (ITD) "organizes trade missions and often has exhibition space at trade shows to promote North Carolina and specific companies serving that trade."

An excerpt:

North Carolina’s ITD also has trade offices in Mexico City, Toronto, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai, with staff who know the local language and business environment. It’s a “tremendous asset,” says David S. Robinson, special counsel in the Raleigh office of the law firm Nexsen Pruet PLLC, a provider of legal and other assistance to exporters. The foreign offices, Robinson explains, show that North Carolina is committed to developing business relations with these countries and regions.

“Some states are now pulling back their international offices or their investments in global operations,” he says. “But North Carolina continues to fund its international offices, which we make use of all the time.”

Read more from Global Trade, "The Magazine for U.S. Companies Doing Business Globally."

David Robinson's law practice is focused on cross-border legal issues. A former executive at multiple US subsidiaries of foreign companies, he has traveled to more than 40 countries and recognizes the importance of cultural understanding in international commerce.