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Brazilian mouse made US elephant run on trade

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva boasted of having won trade disputes against the United States and likened his country to a mouse that scared an elephant.

"We had a fight with the United States in the WTO on cotton and we won. We had a f Read More »

Steel imports increase in July

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased 18.6% in July compared to June according to preliminary government reporting. 'The increased arrivals in July over June reflect improved market conditions in the second quarter when prices were strengthening and lead times stretching ou Read More »

EU seals deal on Pakistan trade breaks

AJOT | September 09, 2010 | International Trade

European Union leaders agreed to grant limited trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of devastating floods and maintain political stability, diplomats said.

Pakistan will receive an "immediate and time-limited reduction Read More »

U.S. turns down China currency probes in two cases

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department decided not to investigate whether China subsidizes exports to the United States by undervaluing its currency, prompting renewed calls for Congress to act on the issue.

"It's clear that China games the system by m Read More »

Myanmar could become a top rice exporter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Military-ruled Myanmar, once the world's biggest rice exporter, is taking steps to revive the sector after years of mismanagement and could become a top exporter again in a few years, officials and traders said.

Under British colonial rule, t Read More »

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 »

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