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Egypt’s GASC buys 60,000 tons of Russian wheat

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Egypt's main government wheat buyer said on he had bought 60,000 tons of Russian wheat for June 1-15 shipment, on a free on board basis.

Nomani Nomani, vice chairman of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), gave the following breakdown Read More »

TFS eyes Indian sandalwood growth in Australia

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Australia's TFS Corp , the largest grower of Indian sandalwood outside of India, plans to acquire a second planting site in Western Australia to expand by four times its capacity for growing the valuable aromatic tree.

TFS, which produces san Read More »

China to discuss Iran sanctions; Hu to visit U.S.

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

China has agreed to serious negotiations with Western powers about imposing new sanctions on Iran and President Hu Jintao will attend a multi-nation summit on nuclear security in Washington this month, officials said.

The two moves should dil Read More »

Russia dominates neighbours in new customs union

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's partners in a new customs union, Kazakhstan and Belarus, are getting cold feet about a pact designed to boost trade between the trio of ex-Soviet states and add clout to their WTO accession talks. Read More »

Russia lifts import bans on U.S. pork

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Eighteen U.S. pork plants will be able to resume shipments to Russia within days after Moscow lifted a ban that had closed the United States' fifth-largest export market for several months, officials said. Read More »

U.S. steel executives press Congress on China yuan

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. steel executives urged Congress to get tough with Beijing on trade, while a Chinese official pressed President Barack Obama's administration not to label his country a "currency manipulator" with an undervalued yuan.

"We are in a trade w Read More »

McDonald’s sees 2,000 stores in China by 2013

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

McDonald's Corp expects China to be the engine of growth in the Asia Pacific over the next five years and predicts a good first quarter for same-store sales in the Asia, Middle East and Africa region.

The firm expects to have more than 2,000 Read More »

Taiwan using China trade deal to sell foreign FTAs

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan has leveraged its goal of a landmark trade deal with China to open talks with Japan, the United States and other powers on free trade deals expected to boost the long-isolated island economy, officials said.

Appealing to countries that Read More »

Two top US trade envoys approved after long delay

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Two top U.S. trade negotiators whose jobs had been in limbo in the Senate for six months were put into office by President Barack Obama on an interim basis.

Michael Punke, the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Isi Siddiqui, chief U. Read More »

US lawmakers urge trade action vs China

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

A group of Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take immediate action to resolve a long list of trade disputes with China, the European Union and other countries. Read More »

U.S. and EU eye talks to end subsidy row

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Washington hopes a WTO report on EU subsidies for Airbus will help resolve a row over U.S. and European support for their rival aircraft industries, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said. Read More »

China makes its case for a steady yuan

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

China reaffirmed its determination to keep the yuan steady, rejecting U.S. arguments that a stronger exchange rate is needed to help iron out global trade imbalances.

On a busy day for official pronouncements, a deputy central bank governor p Read More »

World trade to rebound as Doha talks drag on

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

World trade will grow by nearly 10 percent this year, rebounding strongly from the economic crisis and shrugging off halting progress in the eight-year-old Doha round, World Trade Organization figures showed.

The WTO said the volume of mercha Read More »

Major sugar exporters formally complain on EU exports

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A European Union decision to let its sugar beet producers dump excess output on the world market could fuel bigger European exports of the sweetener, the world's top three sugar exporters warned. The Global Sugar Alliance told the European Commission in a Read More »

Obama says he’s “going to bat” for exporters

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama unveiled a series of U.S. government actions, including export regulatory reform, designed to make exporting easier and to boost the position of U.S. exporters in overseas markets in remarks before the Export Import Bank annual conf Read More »

Google chief sees outcome “soon” in China row

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Google expects an outcome soon from its talks with China over a censorship and hacking dispute, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said.

Google threatened in January to shut its Chinese Google.cn portal and to pull back from China, citing problems Read More »

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