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Brazil, Florida mull joint orange juice promotion

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil and Florida, The world's top two exporters of orange juice who have sometimes clashed as rivals, are discussing a joint global advertising program to promote juice sales, a Florida Department of Citrus official said.

"We have very good Read More »

China revaluation would hurt US

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Extensive outsourcing by U.S. industry means that a revaluation of the Chinese yuan sought by many U.S. politicians would destroy U.S. jobs, a study by independent economists and other experts said.

The study, published by the Centre for Econ Read More »

Singapore March exports show trade recovery

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports climbed 26.6 percent in February from a year earlier, above expectations as electronic shipments jumped and exports to all its main trading partners saw double-digit rises. Read More »

No decision on Russia sugar tariff

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

The Commission of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan said it had taken no decision on new ways to calculate a raw sugar import tariff, the rate of which will determine the volume of imports. Read More »

US, Vietnam eye free trade

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his country was eager to take the next step in expanding trade with the United States by concluding a regional free trade pact.

"I (also) want the U.S. to become the top foreign investor in Vietn Read More »

Imports of risky goods in EU hit record in 2009

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

The number of dangerous consumer products entering the European Union, including toys and clothes, rose to a record level in 2009 and 60 percent of them came from China, the bloc said.

A report by the executive European Commission's rapid ale Read More »

US, Brazil hit on pragmatic fix to WTO cotton spat

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The United States headed off a move by Brazil to impose penalties on a wide range of U.S. goods by offering concessions on a export loan guarantee program and said it would try to negotiate an end to a long-standing trade spat over cotton. Read More »

Burundi needs $5.8 blllion for infrastructure

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

Burundi needs $5.8 billion for infrastructure such as telecommunications, electricity and transport projects over the next two decades, a study by the government and African Development Bank (AfDB) showed.

The tiny central African nation is r Read More »

Yuan revaluation “China’s choice”

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he was confident that China would see that it is in its own interest to make the yuan more flexible, while Beijing stoutly defended its currency policy.

Geithner, who said global economic recovery Read More »

Brazil scraps import tariff on ethanol biofuel

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil, the world's No. 2 producer of ethanol, has scrapped a tariff on imports of the biofuel in an effort to pressure other countries to eliminate their own duties on it and enable it to export more. Read More »

US eyes options in

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is trying to find a way to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against its anti-dumping procedures without damaging its ability to curb unfairly traded imports, a top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

US currency push on China no slam dunk

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

China's currency is clearly undervalued, but pressure on Beijing to make its currency rise in value won't trim the U.S. trade deficit with China or reduce the jobless rate, say American economists.

Political pressure is building on the Obama Read More »

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