Trade Gets Sluggish As The Shutdown Leaves Agencies Shortstaffed
By Jackie Northam • Oct 9, 2013
Originally published on October 9, 2013 4:37 pm
The government shutdown is starting to hamper trade. More than 40 federal agencies involved in trade shipments — from the EPA to the Commerce Department — have trimmed their staffs, resulting in a slowdown or halt of goods.