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Indonesia, EU sign pact to end exports of illegal timber

AJOT | May 04, 2011 | International Trade

Indonesia and the European Union signed an agreement aimed at ensuring the sustainability of timber exports and stopping illegal logging in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

The voluntary agreement signed by Zulkifli Hasan, Indonesia's minister of for Read More »

South Korea April exports soar, builders get support

AJOT | May 02, 2011 | International Trade

South Korean exports rose more than expected to a record amount in April but imports far missed market expectations on a persistent slump in domestic demand that has emerged as a risk to Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Overseas sales by the world's sev Read More »

Brazil trade surplus widens despite strong real

AJOT | May 02, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil's trade surplus in April widened for the third consecutive month, the trade ministry said, as exports grew at a faster pace than imports despite the strong local currency.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $1.86 billion last month, up from $1.55 Read More »

US group urges focus on China state-owned companies

AJOT | May 02, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should focus less on China's currency practices and more on the threat to U.S companies posed by Beijing's support for state-owned enterprises, a U.S. business group said.

China has used regulatory and other barriers to promote "dome Read More »

Canned Black Forest torte Germany’s newest export

AJOT | May 02, 2011 | International Trade

A bakery deep in Germany's Black Forest has found an unlikely hit canning the region's famous Black Forest cherry torte cake and shipping it to fans as far away as Azerbaijan and Brazil.

The idea first came to baker Johannes Ruf after his sister livin Read More »

China’s Wen says to speed up transport links with SE Asia

AJOT | May 02, 2011 | International Trade

China will speed up the development of transport connections with Southeast Asia, building roads, telecommunication and power links as it seeks to boost trade, Premier Wen Jiabao said.

Wen, speaking in Jakarta during a two-day visit to Indonesia, said Read More »

EU trade chief would support China credit challenge

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Commission would file a case against China at the World Trade Organization over export credits if these could be shown to be unfair state aid, the EU's trade chief said.

EU businesses and officials have complained that Chinese low-cost ex Read More »

USTR: worker retraining critical for trade deals

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Congress needs to renew a retraining program for American workers who have lost their job due to foreign competition to ensure enough support to approve pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the top U.S. trade offic Read More »

More to explore for world trade deal, EU says

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union presented world trade negotiators with a last-minute plan to rescue stalled free trade talks on Friday, saying there were still avenues of negotiation to explore after 10 years of trying.

In a presentation to a key meeting of World Read More »

US panel oks steep duties on Chinese aluminum goods

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

A U.S. trade panel gave final approval to duties ranging up to more than 400 percent on around $500 million of aluminum products from China used in the car and construction industry.

The move is the latest sign of trade friction between the world's tw Read More »

GE sees SE Asia sales rising, to invest $1 blllion

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

General Electric Co , the largest U.S. conglomerate, sees revenues from Southeast Asia rising as much as 30 percent this year and expects investment in the region of at least $1 billion in the next three years.

GE, the world's largest maker of jet eng Read More »

Obama says pleased with progress on Panama trade pact

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said he expects Congress to pass a U.S.-Panamanian free trade deal that he plans to send to U.S. lawmakers as part of a wider package on trade, but gave no details on timing.

"My expectation is that as part of a broader trade pa Read More »

US senator revives threat of action on China yuan

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

A top U.S. senator said he was "more convinced than ever" of the need to pass legislation to force China to raise the value of its currency against U.S. dollar.

"Despite its rampant inflation problem, China's government does not seem prepared to let t Read More »

Mercosur trade deal to cost EU farmers billions

AJOT | April 28, 2011 | International Trade

European farmers could lose more than 3 billion euros in annual revenue by 2020 under any free trade deal between the European Union and Latin America's Mercosur region, a study for the EU's executive showed.

The deepest loses would be felt by beef pr Read More »

South Korea FM sees end of tunnel for FTA with EU

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's foreign minister said the country's free trade deal with the European Union would be ratified, which will create one of the world's largest trading blocs free of import duties.

The Trade Ministry in Seoul had pulled a text of the deal fr Read More »

US lawmakers say got assurances from China on yuan

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other U.S. lawmakers back from a trip to Beijing said they had been assured China would allow its currency to continue to rise against the U.S. dollar.

"Chinese officials confirmed that China would continue the Read More »

Does corporate America kowtow to China?

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

Even when American manufacturers do successfully pursue cases alleging unfair competition they may not come out on top. A case can cost around $1 million in legal fees, and often takes more than a year plus a lot of management time that could be spent mor Read More »

South Korea GDP expands on export boom

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in three quarters in January-March thanks to robust exports, but sluggish domestic demand is posing a dilemma for policymakers who are struggling to balance sustainable growth against mounting inflation risks Read More »

Irish exports rise to 3-year high

AJOT | April 27, 2011 | International Trade

Irish exports rose to a three-year high in February according to data released on that gave an early indication the country is on track to return to economic growth this year.

With domestic demand still falling, Ireland is relying on its trade-depende Read More »

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