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Huawei wins preliminary order in Motorola case

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

China's Huawei Technologies Co won a federal court order barring Motorola Solutions Inc from disclosing a variety of confidential Huawei information to rival Nokia Siemens Networks.

But Motorola Solutions said it was pleased that the judge denied Huaw Read More »

Doha deal key to more exports to India, Brazil

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. exports to India, Brazil and other fast-growing emerging markets could remain relatively flat in the absence of a new world trade deal, the White House said on Wednesday in its annual economic report.

"A key item on the administration's trade age Read More »

US Treasury says cut non-tariff barriers in Asia trade pact

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Treasury Department wants a proposed pan-Asian free trade pact to reduce non-tariff barriers that prevent many small businesses from participating in global trade, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.

Charles Collyns, Treasury assistant secr Read More »

Western Canada lumber sales to China soar in 2010

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

Lumber sales to China from British Columbia skyrocketed last year and a top official in Canada's largest timber-exporting province believes it can continue to grow despite increasing U.S. competition.

Forestry firms in the western Canadian province sh Read More »

UAE trade insurance costs may jump on regional woes

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

Trade insurance costs for United Arab Emirates exporters may jump by up to 20 percent in the short term due to ongoing political turmoil in the Arab world, the Gulf Arab country's export credit agency said.

Popular unrest over entrenched poverty and h Read More »

India’s ballooning trade deficit unsustainable

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | International Trade

The Indian government raised "serious concern" about a trade deficit that could more than double to $278.5 billion in three years and may cause an unsustainable current account deficit.

The trade deficit of Asia's third-largest economy could widen to Read More »

WTO issues ruling on China export restraints

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. trade officials confirmed that the World Trade Organization has issued a preliminary ruling in a case against Chinese export restrictions on certain industrial raw materials but said they could not comment yet on the decision.

"We can confirm tha Read More »

India, Kenya trade to rise 25% in 2011

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

Trade between India and Kenya is likely to rise by 20-25 percent this year after growing 23 percent in 2010, New Delhi's envoy to Nairobi said.

Turnover between the two was worth $1.41 billion in 2010, heavily titled in India's favour. Kenya exported Read More »

Colombia sees trade deal with South.Korea, eyes Japan

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

Colombia expects to finish a free trade pact with South Korea before the end of June and then focus on a deal with Japan as the Andean nation tries to break into Asian markets, its trade minister said.

The Andean nation was shaken in 2009 after key tr Read More »

India close to decision on opening up retail sector

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

India's Trade and Industry Minister said that talks to open up the country's multi-brand retail sector to foreign investors were at an advanced stage, but he did not give a deadline.

"We are very seriously engaged," Anand Sharma told Reuters in an int Read More »

Tar sands row threatens Canada-EU trade deal

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

Canada has threatened to scrap a trade deal with the European Union if the EU persists with plans that would block imports of Canada's highly polluting tar sands, according to EU documents and sources.

The European Union has told its fuel suppliers to Read More »

Argentine union boss holds key to grains exports

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

A combative Argentine trade union veteran named Herme Juarez has the power to halt the country's multibillion-dollar soy exports and move prices at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Juarez, 69, heads the dock workers' union at the San Martin port outside Ro Read More »

Brazil says wins WTO ruling in US orange dispute

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil said the World Trade Organization had made a final ruling in its favor in a dispute with the United States over anti-dumping measures imposed on its orange juice exports.

The decision by a WTO dispute panel, which Brazil's foreign ministry said Read More »

Premium Article  Infill versus greenfield

Peter Buxbaum | February 17, 2011 | Energy | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

In reversal of former trend, distribution, logistics, and industrial sites are increasingly being located in built up areas
Trends in the location of industrial sites and logistics centers have seen a reversal since the 1990s. Back then, low Read More »

Premium Article  Nucor Steel is heavy weight on Mississippi River

Karen Thuermer | February 17, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

Good news for transportation providers and seaports such as the Port of New Orleans, a major transshipment port for steel. Plans for another steel mill to be built along the Mississippi River are underway – this one for Nucor Steel.

- By Karen E. Read More »

Premium Article  Bucyrus digs global logistics

Karen Thuermer | February 17, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

One only needs to identify where today’s major mining projects are taking place to understand where Bucyrus International, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of mining equipment, is shipping its equipment. After all, Bucyrus has a goal of Read More »

Premium Article  J.M. Smucker’s Folgers sets sites for uncommon grounds

Karen Thuermer | February 17, 2011 | International Trade

Wake up and smell the coffee! That’s what folks in New Orleans are saying these days. Not only is the National Coffee Association of USA, Inc. (NCAUSA) holding its Centennial Convention on March 16-19 in New Orleans, last year J.M. Smucker Co. announced t Read More »

Premium Article  Strong recovery in Great Lakes/Seaway traffic

Leo Ryan | February 17, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Thanks to a recovery notably in the steel and automobile industries, cargo movements through the bi-national inland waterway of the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence System are bouncing back from the 2008-2009 recession. Another important factor has been surging Read More »

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