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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 »

GM exec sees record industrywide South.America sales

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Industrywide automobile sales in South America should reach a record high this year, buoyed by relatively low interest rates in some countries and strong economic growth in most of the region, the chief executive of General Motors' South American unit sai Read More »

Taiwan approves landmark trade deal with China

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan's parliament formally approved a free trade-style agreement with China on Aug 17th, marking a seachange in relations between the former political foes after some 60 years of hostilities.

Taiwan's government has been pushing the economi Read More »

US looks to China for Latin America development help

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

The United States hopes China can play a greater role in bringing development and jobs to Latin America, an area where Chinese investment and trade is small but growing fast, a senior U.S. official said.

"We very much welcome continued Chines Read More »

Groupon expands to Japan and Russia

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Internet bargain-hunters in Japan and Russia will soon be able to get their Groupon.
The fast-growing privately held Web company, which groups customers for everything from dental services to restaurants to try and get a price break -- said Read More »

Mexico slaps 5% tariff on US ham, pork products

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico has slapped tariffs on U.S. pork products, ratcheting up the pressure on the United States in a long-running dispute over Mexican truckers' access to U.S. highways.

Mexico published an updated list of U.S. products subject to tariffs, Read More »

Suntech raises shipping forecast

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

China's Suntech Power Holdings Co raised its shipment forecast for 2010 and said it may begin manufacturing its own solar wafers.

Like others in the industry, Suntech saw strong demand in Europe as developers rushed purchases ahead of cuts to Read More »

Swiss say prefer bilateral trade deals to EU membership

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Switzerland will continue to pursue bilateral trade agreements with the European Union for the time being rather than joining the trading bloc as a member state, the Swiss government said.

Switzerland's traditions of independence and direct d Read More »

US visa restrictions not WTO compatible: India official

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

Recent visa restrictions imposed by the United States are not compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations, a senior Indian government official said.

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to strengthen security along the border w Read More »

WTO raps EU in IT suit, Brussels complains

AJOT | August 17, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel gave broad backing to the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their complaint over European duties on electronics products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into line with international rules.

The Read More »

Kenyan tea exports disrupted by ship collision

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Some Kenyan tea export schedules have been disrupted after a ship carrying a cargo of tea collided with another vessel off the west coast of India and lost a number of containers, traders said. Read More »

WTO raps EU anti-dumping in China fasteners case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has condemned the way the European Union assesses duties on unfairly priced imports in a complaint brought by China over sales of screws and bolts, a person familiar with the case said.

The ruling, if confirmed, d Read More »

US trade gap widens sharply in June

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed.

The monthly trade gap totaled $49.9 billion, the highest since Read More »

U.S. considers next step in China duties case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department is analyzing a court ruling that strikes at its ability to simultaneously apply two sets of import duties on goods from China, a department official said.

"My staff is still taking a look at that decision ... and Read More »

Outsourcing reversed as Brazil companies target US

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Emerging economies' rapid recovery from the global recession is leading to some curious role reversals.
Rather than looking to the rich world as just a place to sell their wares, developing-world multinationals are turning to their wealthy n Read More »

“Mules” stretch limits of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

It all starts with a description given over a mobile phone: "Look for a woman with long blonde hair, blue jeans, silver heels and a black T-shirt arriving on the next flight from Miami."

When the woman emerges from Havana's international airp Read More »

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