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Southeast Asia drinks sector sparkles

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Global drinks firms, thirsty for acquisitions to expand their offerings and reach, are eyeing assets in Southeast Asia, as tough regulatory hurdles quash their interest in giants China and India.

Some deals are already in the bag, with Kirin Read More »

Siam Cement sees good demand, ASEAN expansion

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Siam Cement, Thailand's leading industrial conglomerate, plans to invest at least 20 billion baht ($639 million) at home and abroad over the next five years to expand its cement business and upgrade products, Pramote Techasupatkul, president of SCG Cement Read More »

World trade grows by 25 pct in 2nd quarter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

World trade continued to rebound strongly in the first half of this year, rising by over a quarter from year-ago levels, with emerging economies showing particularly powerful export growth, World Trade Organization figures showed.

Trade typic Read More »

Obama tire tariffs didn’t work

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's decision to slap duties on tires from China doesn't appear to have reduced overall tire imports or saved U.S. jobs, the U.S.-China Business Council said. Read More »

Russia wants official US assurance on salmonella

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Russia needs more assurance from the United States on salmonella, otherwise it will take action on poultry imports, the head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog RosPotrebNadzor told RIA news agency. Read More »

US grain exports strong amid Russia export ban

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

There was no let-up in demand for U.S. grains last week amid drought-hit Russia's export ban, as federal government data showed weekly export sales of corn and wheat exceeded trade expectations. Read More »

EU states may block Chinese fibreglass tax

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Several European Union member states will try to pressure the European Commission to scrap plans for a new tax next month on Chinese fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats told Reuters.

A special gathering of a secretive Read More »

World’s workshop heads to inland China

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

This region, too, has attracted a dragon head company -- Nasdaq-listed contract manufacturer Flextronics . It will soon open a factory employing 11,000 in one of Ganzhou's new industrial estates to make transformers and power adaptors. Read More »

Countries want anti-counterfeit trade deal in September

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Negotiators from the United States, the European Union and nine other countries said on Friday they planned to finish work in September on a proposed pact to crack down on trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.

The countries also pledged to Read More »

Sanderson Farms resumes exports to Russia

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Sanderson Farms Inc said it has resumed chicken exports to Russia, one of the first U.S. companies to confirm shipping to that market since Russian authorities banned U.S. poultry in January. Read More »

EU investigates Chinese plastic bag trade

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union is investigating whether Chinese plastic bag manufacturers are avoiding high EU import tariffs by channelling exports through a single firm that is subject to lower duties.

The European Commission, the EU's executive, said Read More »

Floods boost EU support for Pakistan trade breaks

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The EU foreign affairs chief will urge EU states next month to back trade concessions for Pakistan as worries grow about the impact of devastating floods on the stability of its fragile government.

EU diplomats say support for such trade brea Read More »

Canada welcomes court suspension of EU seal ban

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

A European court has ordered the suspension of a EU import ban on seal products, according to a copy of the ruling provided by a Canadian Inuit group.

The ruling made by the European Court of Justice raises the stakes in a European Union trad Read More »

Apparel ‘sticker shock’ worries retailers

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Every day, the general manager of the Umgee USA apparel brand receives price quotes from Chinese vendors who stitch his trendy dresses and tops that end up at stores from Forever 21 to Macy's.

"Some of it is more expensive over there!" said S Read More »

USDA acts to ease tight sugar supplies

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Agriculture Department said it will allow 2011 sugar imports to enter starting on Sept. 1, a month earlier than usual, and will also extend the deadline for 2010 imports by a month to Oct. 31.

"These actions are in response to increa Read More »

Mexico to rotate tarrifs to keep pressure on U.S.

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico will periodically shuffle the U.S. goods it hits with retaliatory tariffs to keep up pressure on Washington until a decade-old trucking dispute is resolved, the economy minister said.

President Felipe Calderon's government slapped puni Read More »

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