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Steel imports plummet due to dearth of orders at end of 2008

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | International Trade

'Imports plummeted in February both from January 2009 and February 2008 levels, reflecting the sharp decline in import orders after steel demand dried up last fall. The import pipeline has simply become empty. Even imports of OCTG, which had been robust Read More »

Global trade important engine for recovery

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | International Trade

Reflecting on the ongoing debate of nationalization versus globalization in the margins of the recent meeting of European heads of state in Brussels, CEO DHL Express Europe, Scott Price, said: 'Global trade is the engine for economic recovery and any move Read More »

Steel market remains depressed

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | International Trade

Total imports in January were 2.34 million tons based on preliminary reporting. 'The steel market remains depressed, and arrivals reflect that hard reality as imports continue to slow from non-NAFTA countries, with exceptions from countries supplying sla Read More »

Canada keeps WTO option open on US meat rules

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

Canada would revive a trade complaint against the United States if Washington chose to reinstate country-of-origin meat labeling rules that Ottawa considers protectionist, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said. Read More »

S.Korea revised Jan. exports down record 33.8%

AJOT | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

South Korean exports in January performed worse than initially estimated as revised figures from the customs agency showed overseas shipments for the month dropped a record 33.8% from a year earlier. Read More »

South Korea, EU closing in on free trade deal

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

Negotiations for a free trade deal between South Korea and the European Union are nearly complete with the most contentious disputes of tariff cuts largely resolved, the South Korean trade minister said. Read More »

India, EU should sign trade deal this year

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | International Trade

India and the European Union should aim to sign a free trade pact by the end of this year to keep investment flowing and counter the global downturn, Britain's Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said. Read More »

KPMG and Ernst & Young partner with AAEI

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | International Trade

Two of the world's largest accounting and business consulting firms are being awarded a partnership with the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) to provide global cost-cutting information and strategies to multinational importers and ex Read More »

Chinese exports, imports drop as crisis bites

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | International Trade

China's exports and imports fell in December for the second month in a row, showing how badly the financial crisis is hitting the world's fourth-largest economy and putting Beijing under pressure to do more to protect jobs. Read More »

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