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Premium Article  Pharma companies face constant concerns and transport issues

Karen Thuermer | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade

“I could fill a whole day with problems we have daily,” commented Arnesse Morris, logistics manager of Quintiles Transnational, a pharmaceutical services company in Atlanta during a Georgia Logistics Summit in May. “We never plan our day. We just walk in Read More »

US House panel to take up China trade issues

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday to examine barriers to the sale of U.S. goods and services to China beyond the policy of keeping the Chinese currency weak -- the issue that has drawn the most at Read More »

Japan PM says free trade deals needed for growth

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said that Japan needs free-trade deals in order to tap the dynamic Asia-Pacific region to bolster growth, a fresh signal that he is leaning toward a contentious decision to take part in a U.S.-led initiative. Read More »

Japan and South Korea warn Brazil on imported cars tax

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Japan and South Korea fired a warning shot at Brazil's treatment of foreign carmakers by raising the tax issue at a committee of the World Trade Organization, a trade official with knowledge of the complaint said on Friday. Read More »

Global woes weigh on major China export fair

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

Exporters at China's largest trade show, the Canton Fair, say a darkening economic outlook in Europe and the United States is weighing on orders for Chinese-made goods from Western buyers, potentially boding ill for China's growth prospects. Read More »

Clinton: US must learn from BRICs in economic arena

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should learn from emerging powers such as India and Brazil and make its economic interests central to its foreign policy to remain a global leader, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Read More »

China trade surplus shrinks as global woes deepen

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

China's trade surplus narrowed for a second straight month in September to $14.5 billion, with both imports and exports lower than expected, reflecting global economic weakness and domestic cooling that will deepen policy quandaries facing Beijing. Read More »

China must address

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | International Trade

The EU's top trade official called on Beijing to address European companies' fear of "retaliation" if they speak up about unfair Chinese business practices. Read More »

Ailing Colombia flower farms eye relief in US pact

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

Colombian flower growers wilting under higher costs, a strong peso and more competition from Africa, may get much needed relief from the U.S. Congress if it approves a free-trade pact with the South American nation.

Under the deal Colombia, the world' Read More »

EU reform plans target greener, fairer farm subsidies

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

The EU's executive proposed making farm subsidies fairer and more environmentally friendly, in a bid to win support for keeping EU agricultural spending at about 55 billion euro-a-year ($75 billion-a-year) up to 2020.

Critics of the bloc's common agri Read More »

Philippine exports post biggest annual drop in 2 years

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | International Trade

Philippine exports had their worst performance in two years in August, and the outlook for the rest of 2011 is bleak after an industry group forecast a bigger drop than earlier expected for electronics shipments.

In August, shipments of electronics an Read More »

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