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Obama: labor deal paves way for US-Colombia trade pact

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said that a deal over labor rights had cleared the way to advance a long-delayed trade pact with Colombia, but he was silent on when he would send it to Congress for approval.

"I am very pleased to announce that we have develope Read More »

World trade to carry crisis scars into 2012

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

World trade will carry the scars of the financial crisis into 2012, the World Trade Organization said with a prediction of 6.5 percent growth for this year, less than half of last year's sharp rebound.

The forecast, for growth in trade of goods as mea Read More »

India’s Sun Pharma, US Merck in generics joint venture

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has formed a joint venture with India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to develop and manufacture branded generic drugs for emerging markets, the two companies said.

The companies did not disclose financial details of the Read More »

Premium Article  The “Hub” and the Northeast market

George Lauriat | April 07, 2011 | International Trade

Boston has long been called the “Hub”. A nickname that in 1858 Oliver Wendell Holmes contrived when he referred to the Massachusetts State House Building, with its golden dome, as the “Hub of the Solar System”. Just in case anyone (re: out-of-stater) h Read More »

Global trade seen limiting food price volatility

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Increased global trade in agricultural commodities can help to limit world food price volatility, while trade restrictions help to fuel it, economists from the World Bank and European Union said.

France is seeking greater international coordination to Read More »

Argentina import curbs may hurt Mercosur talks

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Argentina's moves to restrict imports and prop up its shrinking trade surplus could hurt talks for a trade deal between South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union, an EU official said.

In May 2010, the two sides relaunched talks that had bee Read More »

EU files tactical appeal in Boeing trade spat

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union filed an appeal against an aircraft subsidies ruling just hours after calling it a victory, a tactical move in a transatlantic game of global trade chess.

Europe's appeal came after the World Trade Organization ruled Boeing had rece Read More »

US biodiesel makers rap EU trade tariff extension

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. biodiesel makers said that a European Union decision to extend tariffs on imported biodiesel blends was illegal, fuelling a transatlantic battle for a share in the world's renewable energy market.

EU government representatives backed a plan to ex Read More »

Canada warns EU of trade conflict over oil sands

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The Canadian government has stepped up lobbying in Europe for its highly-polluting tar sands industry, repeating its threats of trade conflict, a leaked letter shows.

The letter dated March 18 to Europe's commissioners for climate, trade and energy fo Read More »

EU, China see global appetite for premium foods

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union and China have agreed to give more trade protection to traditional products such as Parma ham and Longjing green tea, an effort to boost trade in high-end heritage goods.

The deal was reached during a visit by the EU's top agricultu Read More »

Hyundai India sales to grow 15-17%t in 2011c

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Hyundai Motor Co's Indian unit sales will rise 15 to 17 percent in 2011 although overall market growth is poised to cool from last year's scorching 31 percent as rising prices and interest rates crimp demand, a senior official said.

Car sales in India Read More »

EU backs first anti-subsidy duties on China

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

European Union governments endorsed a five-year import tariff on imports of glossy paper from China, the EU's first challenge to Chinese state subsidies, diplomatic and industry sources said.

Representatives from EU capitals gave majority backing to t Read More »

Indonesia rubber exports to Japan seen falling

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Indonesian rubber exports to Japan are expected to drop significantly in coming months as the earthquake and tsunami there last month affected the country's auto industry, a trade ministry official said.

The Indonesian Rubber Association said last wee Read More »

WTO raps US subsidies to Boeing

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Planemaker Boeing received at least $5.3 billion of illegal U.S. subsidies, the World Trade Organization said in a dispute that shows no signs of an end to years of inconclusive wrangling.

The banned aid included $2.6 billion of research funding from Read More »

Zepol upgrades trade intelligence tool with user dashboard

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced another major enhancement to their Trade Intelligence tools. The Dashboard tab enhancement allows users to select specific criteria to be displayed within the Zepol interface for quick a Read More »

World trade talks on verge of failure

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Global trade talks meant to help poor countries prosper are "on the verge of failure" due to vast differences among countries, the head of the World Trade Organisation said.

The Doha Round of world trade talks has been dogged by disagreements over how Read More »

WTO to rule on claims Boeing received subsidies

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

A long-running transatlantic trade dispute over illegal state handouts for Airbus and Boeing comes to a head with the latest ruling from the World Trade Organisation.

The United States and European Union, both trading superpowers, have been fighting c Read More »

US, Colombia talks making

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and Colombia are moving toward an agreement in talks on anti-union violence in Colombia that has blocked approval of a free trade deal, the top U.S. trade official said.

"We're making very good progress," U.S. Trade Representative Ro Read More »

EU sanctions on Ivorian cocoa exports still valid

AJOT | March 30, 2011 | International Trade

European Union sanctions on Ivory Coast remain in force, including an embargo on cocoa shipments from major exporting port San Pedro, EU diplomats in Brussels said.

Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara -- internationally recognised as the winner of Novem Read More »

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