Air Cargo World--Despite recently approved free-trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, only 24 percent of small- and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. are currently engaged in international trade, a UPS study found. And while this may seem like good business practice, it’s actually riskier than the alternative, according to a UPS press release.

UPS’ “Perceptions of Global Trade” study, which surveyed more than 1,000 SMBs, discovered that many of these businesses refrained from exporting goods due to the bleak economic outlook. But this is actually faulty logic, UPS International President Dan Brutto explained. Read more!