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Australia to appeal WTO ruling on apples

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Australia will appeal against a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that decades-old restrictions enforced by Canberra on New Zealand apple imports breach international trade laws, the government said.

The WTO ruled Australian quar Read More »

Coffee helps boost Ethiopia exports to $2 billion

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | International Trade

Resurgent coffee sales and diversification into other products lifted Ethiopia's exports to a record $2 billion in 2009/2010 from $1.5 billion in the previous year, the trade ministry told Reuters.

"Coffee has bounced back to $528 million thi Read More »

USTR says White House not blocking China trade cases

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's national security advisors have not stopped U.S. trade officials from filing legal challenges against China, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

"We've not experienced any instances at all where we have made a re Read More »

USTR Kirk “frustrated” with Russia on poultry

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The top U.S. trade official voiced frustration that Russia has not resumed imports of U.S. poultry, despite an agreement to do so, and said the countries were working to iron out the latest rift.

"We're frustrated. We thought we reached an ag Read More »

Fight between U.S. and Brazil threatens trade

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The road to rock bottom for relations between Brazil and the United States, a dispute that now threatens business ties between the two Western Hemisphere economic giants, began in Brasilia in March.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Read More »

Mitsubishi Heavy to build Montenegro wind farm

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd signed a 70 million euro ($91.86 million) deal with Montenegro's government for the construction of a 50-megawatt wind park in the Adriatic state.

Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister Branko Lazovic said Read More »

Thailand wants cooperation on rice with Vietnam

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand, the world's top rice exporter, wants to revive cooperation in the rice sector with Vietnam, currently the second-biggest exporter, in a bid to stabilise prices, the Thai commerce minister said. Read More »

German industry orders surge but slowdown seen ahead

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

German manufacturing orders rose by 3.2 percent on the month in June due to strong foreign demand, surpassing expectations and sending the euro higher.

The rise, which compared with a consensus forecast for a gain of 1.5 percent, was aided by Read More »

USTR Kirk confident of trade pact progress this year

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The Obama administration's top trade official said "real progress" could be made in the long-stalled Doha round of world trade talks by the end of 2010.

Political changes will help spur momentum for the World Trade Organization talks, now in Read More »

Steel imports decline in June weak market conditions persist

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

Steel imports declined by 13.6% in June compared to May, but were up by nearly 130% compared to June 2009. 'These import data show that the steel market has not recovered its strength in 2010, with imports from most major suppliers showing declines in Ju Read More »

WTO backs China in US chicken import row

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favour of China in its dispute with the United States over an effective U.S. ban on imports of cooked Chinese chicken, a Chinese source said.

The dispute, one of several political and economic dif Read More »

US farmers urge sanctions against EU’s GM crop ban

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

The largest U.S. farm group has urged the Obama administration to begin steps towards imposing sanctions on the European Union in a longrunning dispute over the EU's treatment of genetically modified crops.

The American Farm Bureau Federation Read More »

GM bullish on Thailand in

AJOT | July 29, 2010 | International Trade

General Motors Co believes vehicle sales in Thailand could rise to more than 700,000 units this year as the economy proves resilient to recent political unrest and grows along with the rest of Southeast Asia. Read More »

Latin America should embrace India trade

AJOT | July 27, 2010 | International Trade

Latin America sends only 0.9 percent of its exports to India, a commodity-hungry country that should be a major growth engine for the region, the Inter-American Development Bank said in a report. Read More »

Eaton CEO sees improving M&A environment

AJOT | July 27, 2010 | International Trade

Diversified manufacturer Eaton Corp is seeing an improved deal environment and is more willing to deploy cash toward mergers and acquisitions than toward a stock buyback, its chief executive said.

The company, which reported stronger-than-exp Read More »

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