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Senator McConnell offers plan to move trade deals

AJOT | June 26, 2011 | International Trade

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, seeking to spur action on three long-delayed free trade agreements, said he was prepared to help the White House renew a retraining program for workers displaced by trade but added a major demand of his own.

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Brazil, U.S. set timetable on WTO orange juice row

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil and the United States have agreed that Washington must implement within 9 months a WTO ruling against anti-dumping measures imposed on Brazilian orange juice exports, Brazil said.

Brazil, the world's largest exporter of orange juice, claimed vi Read More »

Weak Asia-Pac demand to hurt Owens-Illinois Q2

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

The world's largest glass-bottle maker Owens-Illinois Inc cut its second-quarter profit outlook and warned that margins would fall, blaming weak demand in the Asia-Pacific region and supply chain problems in North America.

Although the company is incr Read More »

AIIS joins NAM in support of broader pro-manufacturing agenda

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | International Trade

'AIIS and its predecessor organizations have been promoting 'economic growth through free trade in steel' since 1950 -- a record we are proud of. Support of open markets and free trade ' both imports and exports -- is critical to the steel consuming base Read More »

WTO warns of rising global protectionism

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

The world's trading nations are succumbing to protectionism in the wake of the global financial crisis, limiting exports of food and raw materials and installing new import barriers, the WTO warned.

Commodities export restrictions from Indian cotton a Read More »

US Senate panel urges China help in counterfeit probe

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee urged China to let it investigate on the spot widespread reports that Chinese-made counterfeit parts are making their way into multibillion-dollar U.S. weapons systems and other electronics. Read More »

Colombia says trade surplus jumps in April vs year ago

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

Colombia's trade surplus jumped in April to $696.6 million, widening from the surplus posted in the same month last year, the government's DANE statistics agency said.

Colombia registered a trade surplus of $485 million in April 2010, DANE said in a s Read More »

US exporters vexed as Congress fights over trade

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

Jason Speer is eagerly eyeing Colombia's booming oil sector for his Illinois-based company's float valves, but fears his Canadian competitors will get there first.

In the race for new exports to fast-growing, energy-rich Latin America, U.S. manufactur Read More »

Russia eyes export duty on grade of thermal coal

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

Russia's Energy Ministry is considering protective export duties on a grade of thermal coal which accounted for about 15 percent of Russia's coal exports last year, a deputy energy minister said.

"The electricity section of our ministry is looking at Read More »

WTO will strengthen EU claims on China export curbs

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

An upcoming ruling by the World Trade Organization on whether China broke global rules by limiting raw material exports will bolster European plans to challenge other curbs by Beijing, the EU's trade chief said.

"I believe this will considerably stren Read More »

US trade gap narrows as Japan imports tumble

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly in April, as U.S. exports rose to a new record and imports from Japan tumbled more than 25 percent in the aftermath of its earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, a U.S. government report showed.

The mont Read More »

Report urges US tariff cuts to help poor consumers

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

The United States should eliminate most, if not all, of its remaining taxes on imported goods to give low-income consumers extra spending cash, a new report recommended.

"The ideal approach would be bold: simply abolish consumer-good tariffs on clothe Read More »

Swiss exporters scent success despite strong franc

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

"Blessed are the cheesemakers," runs a line from the 1979 Monty Python film, "The Life of Brian". According to Matthias Kunz, whose company exports Swiss cheese to places from Germany to Brazil, you can find blessings even in a soaring currency. Read More »

In reversal, FTR shippers condition index improves

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | International Trade

Breaking a long term decline, in a significant reversal the FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the firm's June Shippers Update improved to a reading of -5.4 from -11.4 the prior month. The healthier environment for shippers is Read More »

Russia set to end EU vegetable import ban

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Russia agreed to lift a ban on vegetable imports from the European Union if the EU provides safety guarantees, clearing the way to ending a row over a fatal outbreak of E.coli in Europe.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told a news co Read More »

Colombia envoy sees US approval of trade deal soon

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Colombia's ambassador to Washington said he is confident the U.S. Congress will approve a long-delayed trade deal by the end of summer and Bogota would meet a June 15 U.S. deadline for additional labor reforms.

"We are working hand in hand to get to t Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics in the cloud

Peter Buxbaum | June 12, 2011 | International Trade

Remote computing increasingly being used to access applications, integrate supply chains

As companies become increasingly global, companies are challenged to adopt capabilities to support visibility across their supply chains. But a recent repo Read More »

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