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US lawmakers renew drive for China currency bill

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers dismissed China's recent step toward a more flexible currency policy as too little too late and said they would pursue legislation to press Beijing for more significant reform.

"Nothing ever changes unless you force China to ac Read More »

Protectionism mounting despite G20 pledge

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Major trading powers are continuing to impose protectionist measures in defiance of a promise by G20 leaders to keep markets open, according to a report by independent economists. Read More »

G20 to warn against complacency on economy

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The Group of 20 major economies will warn against complacency in tackling the global economic crisis and say that sickly public accounts could hit long-term growth, a draft G20 document shows. Read More »

Customs Union raises palm oil import duty

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has decided to increase its import tariff on packaged palm oil for nine months from June 21, the union's commission executive body said. Read More »

Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil suspended retaliatory measures against U.S. goods over a cotton subsidy dispute until 2012, giving the United States more time to tackle the thorny issue of agriculture reform.

The government said a deal agreed upon between the two cou Read More »

US House lawmaker warns China on currency

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A top U.S. Democratic lawmaker urged China to quickly raise the value of its currency to avoid action from President Barack Obama's administration or frustrated members of Congress. Read More »

US grapples with launching China currency probe

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A U.S. decision to get tough on China currency practices by slapping duties on some Chinese goods could backfire on the United States and be ruled illegal under world trade rules, experts said.

Under pressure from lawmakers who blame the huge Read More »

WTO backs US, Japan in EU trade dispute

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has broadly backed the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their bid to overturn controversial EU tariffs on three electronics products, a U.S. trade official in Washington.

"I can confirm that the panel agreed Read More »

EU concerned by Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan union

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A planned customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan could hinder international trade and dent their plans to join the World Trade Organisation, the EU's foreign policy chief said.

Russia, which has spent 16 years negotiating to joi Read More »

U.S. yuan bill would be against WTO rules

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Proposed U.S. legislation aimed at punishing China unless it lets the yuan rise would not be in line with World Trade Organisation rules, China's Ministry of Commerce said.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said he and other colleagues would push Read More »

Google helps build trade case over Web censorship

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc is working with U.S. and European officials to build a case that would argue Internet censorship acts as a trade barrier, a top company executive.

Google shut down its mainland Chinese-language portal earlier this year over censors Read More »

Canada has small trade surplus

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Canada recorded a smaller than expected trade surplus in April as a strong domestic currency hurt exports and demand for Canadian goods outside of the United States fell, government data showed.

Statistics Canada said the nation notched a tra Read More »

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