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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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China tells German auto suppliers to find partners

Reuters | August 26, 2014 | International Trade

Three German car parts suppliers have been told by China they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the chief executive of auto parts maker ElringKlinger told a German newspaper. Read More »

Premium Article  SeaLand to re-enter Latin America trade

Jenifer Kimble | August 25, 2014 | International Trade

SeaLand to re-enter Latin America trade

There are few names in the shipping business as iconic as SeaLand. Recently Maersk Line announced that it had spun off intra-American service to revive the SeaLand brand name and as of January 1st 2015 it will begin operations in Latin America. With refrigerated freight to North American consumers moving upward, SeaLand CEO Craig Mygatt, says “we need to be a part of that trend.” Read More »

Premium Article  Beware of bananageddon

Peter Buxbaum | August 25, 2014 | International Trade

A disease spreading among banana crops worldwide have some sounding the alarm for a potential “bananageddon.” One of the world’s most destructive banana diseases spread recently from Asia to Africa and the Middle East. Read More »

Premium Article  South America opportunities evolve with the times

Karen Thuermer | August 25, 2014 | International Trade

South America opportunities evolve with the times

Brazil has been in the spotlight lately. With the conclusion of the highly popular 2014 World Cup, all eyes are now on the 2016 Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Given these two worldwide sports events, it would appear that this South American BRIC nation – one of the four fast worldwide moving economies that also includes Russia, India and China, is in the catbird seat for economic development, global expansion and international trade. Read More »

Russian import bans a boon for food tycoons

Reuters | August 24, 2014 | International Trade

In the escalating dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, a group of businessmen with Kremlin connections are emerging as likely beneficiaries of the tit-for-tat sanctions. Read More »

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms

Reuters | August 24, 2014 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms. Read More »

US steel producers win anti-dumping case against cheap imports

Reuters | August 22, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to impose anti-dumping duties against steel pipe imports from seven countries, exempting two, handing a victory to domestic producers who had complained that the cheap imports were undercutting their prices. Read More »

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