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China signals OK for Taiwan FTAs

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | International Trade

China has signalled it is finally willing to let Taiwan negotiate trade pacts with the outside world, a senior Taipei official said, a move that could give a major lift to the island's economy.

China, which claims the self-ruled island as its Read More »

China rebuffs US trade criticism, says US to blame

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

China has dismissed U.S. comments that Beijing is blocking a new trade agreement, saying that it was the United States that was stalling progress in the World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round.

The angry comments, by China's ambass Read More »

Main conclusions of WTO panel on Airbus aid

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

The following are the main conclusions of the World Trade Organization panel that ruled in the complaint brought by the United States against the European Union over aid for Airbus civil aircraft.

The report, of more than 1,000 pages, was pub Read More »

Google faces pressure as China to decide on licence

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc could face further pressure for its other products in China as Beijing is due to decide whether or not to renew a license for the firm's flagship search engine in the world's largest Internet market.

In an effort to keep its China Read More »

Canada asks Russia to unwind trade barriers

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Canada urged Russia and other G20 countries to unwind trade barriers erected during the financial crisis as part of a G20 pledge favoring free trade to support the global economic recovery.

In an interview with Reuters, Trade Minister Peter V Read More »

US groups urges Senate to reject China forex bill

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

A broad coalition of U.S. business groups urged senators not to approve a bill that would allow the United States to use import duties against China's exchange rate policy.

"We agree that China needs an exchange rate that better responds to g Read More »

Obama urges changes to stalled world trade talks

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama called for significant changes to the long-delayed Doha round of world trade talks, telling Group of 20 leaders that offers on the table were inadequate.

Obama, who spoke at a lunch with G20 leaders, emphasized tha Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan to press on with customs union

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan are moving forward with final steps to create a regional customs union regardless whether Belarus joins the entity or not, Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.

In late May, Russia and Kazakhstan agree Read More »

US piracy concerns loom large over Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups said they hoped President Barack Obama's pledge to help Russia join the World Trade Organization soon meant Moscow will finally honor promises it made more than three years ago to crack down on piracy of American goods. Read More »

1st heavy cargo & equipment exhibition in Macao takes shape

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | International Trade

After slightly more than a month since their the first announcement and on the internet the organizor of the 1st Heavy Cargo & Equipment Exhibition in Macao 16-17th March 2011 are overwhelmed by the positive response and support they received thus far. Gl Read More »

Li&Fung says China low-cost era over

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Consumer goods exporter Li & Fung Ltd said the low-cost era in China was likely over but it anticipated no radical change in sourcing in the country, adding that it aimed to switch its sourcing focus to the interior from coastal areas.

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Mexico stands to gain from stronger yuan

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico, which competes directly with China to sell electronics and autoparts to the United States, looks like a clear winner in the Asian giant's plan to strengthen its currency. Read More »

Farm trade safeguard would have limited impact

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

A controversial plan to allow developing countries to raise tariffs temporarily to cope with a destabilising flood of food imports or drop in food prices would actually have little impact on trade flows, a new study shows. Read More »

US says China blocking stuck Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round is stuck and a deal is impossible until China and other big emerging economies join real negotiations to open their markets, a top U.S. trade official said.

The unusually outspoken commen Read More »

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