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International Trade

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Premium Article  China currency reform a fix for US economy?

Peter Buxbaum | August 14, 2011 | International Trade

It’s bogus, say recent studies.

In the wake of the downgrade by Standard & Poor’s of United States Treasury securities, the government of China, through Xinhua, its official news agency, found it necessary to scold Uncle Sam over his spending h Read More »

Premium Article  Can China’s domestic demand buoy global economy?

George Lauriat | August 14, 2011 | International Trade

While the US debt debacle has dominated the headlines, the real worry is in China. Can China’s emphasis on domestic demand buoy the global economic outlook?
Back in July the IMF (International Monetary Fund) issued a so-called “spillover” re Read More »

Premium Article  Opinion: The South China Sea: The storm before the calm?

AJOT | August 14, 2011 | International Trade

Will the conflict in the South China Sea between China and its neighbors spill over into a wider crisis with the US?

Editor's Note: Dr. Mark J. Valencia, a senior associate at the Nautilus Institute, is an internationally known maritime policy analyst Read More »

Premium Article  Commodities dominate PRC trade flows

Robert Wallack | August 14, 2011 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In June, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of four annual traditional celebrations and public holidays in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) which also marks mid-year in the economic calendar. Agriculture products are an important part of the Dragon Boat Read More »

Premium Article  China will decrease exports and focus on reducing inflation

Stas Margaronis | August 14, 2011 | International Trade

China’s export growth will slow, but what does that mean for the West Coast ports?

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce says China’s export growth will decline, probably causing some factories to close, according to Xinhua the PRC’s state news serv Read More »

EU challenges Canadian green power rules at WTO

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union has launched a legal challenge against Canada at the World Trade Organization to protest against provincial rules for solar and wind energy subsidies, the bloc's executive said.

Following on the heels of a similar challenge by Japan Read More »

China imposes duties on imported photo paper

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Companies from the European Union, the United States and Japan have been dumping photographic paper into China's market and will be forced to pay duties at Chinese Customs, China's commerce ministry said.

The initial ruling was the result of an invest Read More »

Zepol reports July vessel imports increase 2.45%

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for July, measured in TEUs, increased 2.45% from June but decreased 4.10% from July of 2010. The total number of shipments also increased 3.49% from June w Read More »

Chinese authorities find 22 more fake Apple stores

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Authorities in China's southwestern city of Kunming have identified another 22 unauthorised Apple retailers weeks after a fake of the company's store in the city sparked an international storm.

China's Administration for Industry and Commerce in the Y Read More »

ASEAN seeks free trade bloc for resilience to global shock

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Southeast Asia needs to push ahead with a regional free trade bloc and policies to cope with global financial crises, Indonesia's government said.

Indonesia's Vice President Boediono, addressing trade ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Read More »

Georgia says won’t be bullied into letting Russia into WTO

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

Georgia can see the benefit of having Russia in the World Trade Organization but it feels under no pressure to let it in if the terms are not fair, the country's permanent representative in Geneva said.

Russia is the biggest economy outside the 153-me Read More »

US trade gap swells in June as demand wanes

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. trade gap widened in June to its largest since October 2008, as both U.S. imports and exports declined in a sign of slowing global demand, a government report showed.

The June trade deficit leapt to $53.1 billion, surprising analysts who expe Read More »

China costs start to worry US. multinationals

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

For years, low prices on China-sourced goods helped dampen inflation in the United States. Now China's efforts to boost domestic consumer spending, reducing reliance on exports, are leading to higher costs for multinationals that manufacture goods there. Read More »

Still no path to approve US trade bills

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

The White House and Congress have failed to reach a deal to ease the passage of three long-delayed free trade agreements when lawmakers return from recess in September, a top U.S. senator said.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Democrat, Read More »

US steel imports drop 10% in June reflects softening demand

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

US imports declined 10 percent in June compared to May according to preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce. 'The decline in imports appears to reflect weakening demand in the US, as market conditions softened during the second quarter and Read More »

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