Helen Mann

Helen Mann

Helen Mann is a Texas-based freelance writer primarily focused on logistics, the supply chain and international trade. She spent years writing about these topics for audiences ranging from CEOs to purchasing agents, including publications for TTX Company, the Intermodal Association of North America, and FTR Transportation Intelligence. This experience ingrained in her just how integral international trade is to economies on both sides of a border.

Helen holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. When she isn’t poring over the text of a free trade agreement, Helen can be found hanging out with her husband and their English bulldog.

On: April 27, 2022     By: Helen Mann

U.S. Trade Hits Record Levels Amid Supply Chain Woes and Global Uncertainty

U.S. imports and exports were higher than ever in 2021 thanks to outsized consumer spending. But record growth came with extreme challenges: supply chains stretched to their limit and rising transportation costs, along with global tensions and an erratic economy. We kick off World Trade Month with this look at the state of international trade.

On: July 12, 2021     By: Helen Mann

USMCA: One Year Later

It's been a year since the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect. We take a look at how implementation is going and how NAFTA's replacement is affecting international trade.

On: November 9, 2020     By: Helen Mann

From Protectionism to USMCA: A History of U.S. Trade

Importers and exporters know that international trade is an important part of the American economy. More than 39 million jobs—including 6 million manufacturing positions—depend on it. But less than a century ago, governments' protectionist measured hampered the U.S. economy.

On: June 22, 2020     By: Helen Mann

Here's What's New in the USMCA

The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA expired July 1, 2020, when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA took its place. The new agreement modernizes NAFTA and addresses topics that were less relevant in 1994 when NAFTA was created. Here's a summary of the changes.


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