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Premium Article  Cargill addresses supply chains and bulk cargo needs

Karen Thuermer | November 14, 2011 | International Trade

Cargill, Inc. is one big bulk shipper. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company often flip flops between being the largest or second largest company in the world next to Koch Industries. It recently ranked 13th on the Fortune 500 list. Read More »

Obama to shift spotlight to Asia at Hawaii summit

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama, whose foreign policy agenda has been dominated by Middle East upheaval and European debt this year, will try to shift the spotlight to Asia this month to make good on his promise to deepen U.S. ties in the region. Read More »

After 18 years, Russia on verge of WTO membership

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Russia was close to joining the World Trade Organization after being offered a "take it or leave it" compromise on Thursday by its tiny neighbour Georgia, the last holdout in Moscow's tortuous 18-year path to membership of the global trading club. Read More »

China exporters see slowdown risks grow on global woes

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

China exporters face a deeply uncertain outlook due to fragile Western demand and a tightening credit environment and three out of four of them fear a wave of factory closures next year, a Reuters poll at China's largest trade event showed. Read More »

Georgia says accepts new proposal on Russia trade

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Georgia accepted a new proposal from Swiss mediators aimed at resolving a border trade dispute and paving the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization, a senior Georgian diplomat told Reuters. Read More »

Reformist Japan farmers urge free trade to spur change

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Like other farmers on this fertile, coastal plain in northeast Japan, where patchwork rice fields stretch to the mountains beyond, Kazushi Saito knows firsthand that the nation's shrinking agricultural sector is in dire straits. Read More »

South Korea to miss self-imposed deadline on US trade pact

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's ruling party on Friday rejected opposition demands for changes to a free trade deal with the United States but said it would not use its parliamentary majority to push through the pact before the self-imposed deadline of end-October. Read More »

US eyes

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

The United States hopes to persuade China and other Asia-Pacific countries to agree on a deal to tear down barriers to trade in environmental goods and services when regional leaders meet next month in Hawaii, the top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

WTO warns G20 to resist protectionist urges

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Economic pressures are tempting G20 governments to resort to protectionism in a misguided bid to shield their domestic markets from problems that are unrelated to trade, the World Trade Organization said in a biannual report. Read More »

Premium Article  Pharma companies face constant concerns and transport issues

Karen Thuermer | October 25, 2011 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade

“I could fill a whole day with problems we have daily,” commented Arnesse Morris, logistics manager of Quintiles Transnational, a pharmaceutical services company in Atlanta during a Georgia Logistics Summit in May. “We never plan our day. We just walk in Read More »

US House panel to take up China trade issues

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday to examine barriers to the sale of U.S. goods and services to China beyond the policy of keeping the Chinese currency weak -- the issue that has drawn the most at Read More »

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