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US, partners set target for TransPacific trade deal

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and eight other Asia Pacific countries agreed to strive for the "broad outlines" of a free trade pact by the time President Barack Obama hosts a regional summit in Hawaii in November.

The proposed TransPacific Partnership pact would Read More »

Cargill, Wal-Mart press APEC on food security stance

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | International Trade

Food and retail giants Cargill and Wal-Mart said they were looking for Asia Pacific trade ministers to recommit to open markets as a way to boost food security.

Ministers need to take "the use of food as a weapon off the screen," Emery Koenig, senior Read More »

US senators urge strong Asia-Pacific trade rules

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. trade officials faced Senate pressure to get tough on intellectual property theft in the Asia Pacific region and ensure a proposed regional free trade agreement puts restrictions on state-owned enterprises grabbing a bigger share of world trade.

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Colombia tackles union attacks for U.S. trade pact

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | International Trade

As a leader in a union of health care workers, Ligia Galeano knows firsthand how dangerous it is to organize workers in Colombia. First hitmen killed her union activist sister in 2000, then they came for her.

Scary phone calls warned her she "smelled Read More »

WTO gives mixed verdict on Airbus appeal

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | International Trade

Trade judges partially overturned a ruling that had accused EU states of giving Airbus illegal subsidies, but said the aircraft maker did receive billions of dollars of unfair aid that harmed Boeing.

Upholding a European appeal, World Trade Organisati Read More »

China piracy cost US firms $48 blllion in 2009

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | International Trade

Chinese piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. software and a wide range of other intellectual property cost American businesses an estimated $48 billion in 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a report released.

It also concluded 2.1 mill Read More »

Cargill to ship Ivorian cocoa stocks end of June

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | International Trade

Cargill hopes by the end of June to ship cocoa that has been stuck in its warehouses during Ivory Coast's political crisis, the U.S. agribusiness company said.

"We want to empty our warehouses as soon as possible because that will allow us to fully re Read More »

US Republicans press for results from US-China talks

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Congressional Republicans urged the Obama administration to hold China's feet to the fire over currency and industrial policies they said are hurting American companies.

"The U.S.-China relationship is critically important. But much work needs to be d Read More »

EU slaps first anti-subsidy duties on China

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union imposed a five-year hike in duties on imports of glossy paper from China, the first EU challenge to Chinese state subsidies and a sign of more to come. In a double swipe likely to anger China, the bloc said it would charge duties worth Read More »

US steel exports increase strongly in March

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in March by 19 percent over February according to government data. 'We believed that the low levels of exports in February could have been due to logistics disruptions related to weather in February and the shortness of the month, Read More »

White House draws worker aid line over trade pacts

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The White House will not submit legislation to Congress to implement free trade pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia without a deal to extend aid to U.S. workers affected by overseas competition, senior officials said.

The Obama administration Read More »

China offers concession on key US trade irritant

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

China pledged to make it easier for U.S. companies to win Chinese government contracts, addressing a long-standing complaint of foreign corporations seeking a piece of the fast-growing market.

The pledge was made in two days of talks between the world Read More »

India’s April exports surge amid demand concerns

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

India's April exports surged by more than a third on demand for engineering goods, gems and oil products, but concerns persist over an uncertain outlook in the United States and Europe which could crimp demand, Trade Secretary Rahul Khullar said.

Good Read More »

EU proposes overhaul of trade preferences scheme

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union plans to end tariff benefits for dozens of countries that have outgrown the need for preferential trade treatment under sweeping reforms presented by the bloc's trade chief.

Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Saudi Arabia and scores of othe Read More »

Premium Article  US is world leader in growing scrap steel trade

Peter Buxbaum | May 15, 2011 | International Trade

A discussion of the scrap steel market may seem like an unglamorous pursuit, yet it is not an unimportant one. The market for scrap steel is significant and growing in United States and world trade. Read More »

Premium Article  US to be a top coal exporter again

AJOT | May 15, 2011 | International Trade

The United States could vault back into the top rank of coal exporters for good this year thanks to Asia's fuel demand -- just as surging gas output and tougher environmental laws threaten mainstay domestic sales.

Leading U.S. producers, with wallets Read More »

Premium Article  Going soft

Peter Buxbaum | May 15, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Cargo insurance rates remain low and will likely stay that way, at least for a while.

The cargo insurance market is soft has been so for a number of years. While the insurance industry has been predicting--hoping for, might be the better word-- Read More »

Premium Article  Greasing the wheels of trade

Peter Buxbaum | May 15, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Trade credit insurance can help companies get paid and improve the look of their balance sheets.

A weaker dollar has provided for the possibility of growing United States exports. President Obama has called for a doubling of U.S. exports by 201 Read More »

Botswana trade deficit at record high in February

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

Botswana's trade deficit widened to a record high of 2.25 billion pula (US$335 million) in February on a sharp fall in diamond and beef exports, Statistics Botswana said.

Statistics Botswana said the trade shortfall widened from 197 million pula in Ja Read More »

China rules US carmakers are guilty of dumping

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | International Trade

China has found some U.S.-made passenger cars benefited from unfair subsidies, damaging its carmakers, although Beijing side-stepped a potential trade row with the United States by not hitting them with duties.

That decision could ease fractious U.S.- Read More »

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