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EU loses in WTO information technology row

AJOT | July 27, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled that the European Union was wrong to impose duties on three types of electronics products from the United States and other countries, trade sources said.

The WTO panel backed the United States as wel Read More »

U.N. urged to probe U.S. trade stance on generic drugs

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

AIDS groups accused the United States of violating the health rights of millions of poor people around the world through trade policies that make it harder for them to get life-saving drugs.

A coalition that includes Health Gap, the Foundatio Read More »

China downcast on exports as EU debt woes bite

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

China sounded a gloomy note about its export prospects, warning in particular that belt-tightening by deeply indebted European Union governments would dampen demand for the country's goods.

Calling the trade picture "still complicated and gri Read More »

Argentina’s import curbs threaten to bite back

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

Argentina is risking retaliation from its main trading partners -- Brazil, China and the European Union -- for restricting imports at a time when sales of Argentine goods abroad are booming.

The South American nation, which saw exports rise 2 Read More »

WTO to rule on U.S. clove cigarette ban

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organisation is to rule on a dispute between Indonesia and the United States over a U.S. ban on clove-flavoured cigarettes, trade sources said.

Indonesia says the United States is abusing health regulations to shut out clove c Read More »

Argentina economy gets boost from Brazil’s rebound

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilians are better known for downing cold beers than Argentina's fine wines, but a brisk recovery in the neighboring economic powerhouse is proving a boon for winemakers and car manufacturers alike.

Brazil's healthy economic rebound and gr Read More »

India industry must engage more in trade talks

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

Key Indian industrial sectors have yet to respond to the government on how tariff cuts proposed at global trade talks would affect them, weakening negotiators' chances of success, the trade secretary said.

Rahul Khullar said he had repeatedly Read More »

Swiss trade surplus widens in June despite franc jump

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

Swiss exports rose by a real 12 percent in June, helped by healthy demand from Asia and the Americas and defying a rally in the Swiss franc against the euro.

Exports from Switzerland rose to 17.2 billion francs ($16.37 billion), the Federal C Read More »

Global trade to expand over 10 pct in 2010

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

Global trade, in volume terms, is expected to grow more than 10 percent this year, Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, said.

The forecast is up from an estimate of 9.5 percent in March. Read More »

EU to review duties on Chinese hand pallet trucks

AJOT | July 25, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union said it will review expiring tariffs on Chinese hand pallet trucks after a request to extend them from European producers.

Production of the hand-operated trucks, used to move heavy loads, is a niche sector worth about 125 Read More »

China trade behavior imperils ties

AJOT | July 19, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese policies that block U.S. exports and discriminate against foreign firms are putting a dangerous strain on bilateral relations, a top U.S. trade official warned.

"It has been nearly a decade since China joined the WTO (World Trade Orga Read More »

EADS frustrated by delay in WTO ruling

AJOT | July 19, 2010 | International Trade

EADS Chief Executive Louis Gallois said he was "enormously frustrated" about another delay by the World Trade Organization in ruling on the European Union's case against the United States over alleged illegal subsidies to the company's arch-rival, Boeing Read More »

Brazil corn exports to surge in 2nd half of 2010

AJOT | July 19, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian corn exports are set to surge in the second half of this year with the help of government freight subsidies but total exports for 2010 are still likely to fall short of last year, industry specialists said.

Corn exports of 2 million Read More »

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