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International Trade

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China urges Doha trade deal

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

China called for a successful conclusion this year of the Doha global trade talks to shield the broader world economy from the difficulties faced by many countries. Read More »

EU requests WTO talks on Thai customs practices

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

The European Commission has requested consultations at the World Trade Organization over Thailand's customs practices which it complains are damaging EU industry, notably wine and spirits exporters, it said. Read More »

US steel imports plummet in December and 2007

AJOT | January 31, 2008 | International Trade

Imports declined again in December, to 1.98 million tons, based on preliminary reporting. 'Imports plummeted in December by 15% from November's low level and by 34.3% compared to December 2006,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. For the year the d Read More »

NFTC welcomes new chairman John Mullen, CEO, DHL Express

AJOT | January 23, 2008 | International Trade

The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) announced the appointment of its new Chairman, John Mullen, Chief Executive Officer for the Express division of Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), the parent company of DHL, effective January 22, 2008. Mullen oversee Read More »

China looks to rural subsidy to ease trade surplus

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | International Trade

A pilot program by the Chinese government for subsidizing farmers to buy electrical appliances will help the country rein in its trade surplus and ease tensions with trading partners, the Finance Ministry said. Read More »

Canadian job losses stun market, exports firm

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | International Trade

Canadian job losses in December were the heaviest since May 2003 as the softening US economy and strong currency battered manufacturers, making an interest rate cut by the Bank of Canada almost a certainty. Read More »

Yen falls as Bush plan lifts dollar

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | International Trade

The yen fell against the dollar and euro on Friday after rising Asian and European equities calmed markets, prompting investors to edge back into relatively risky carry trades. Read More »

Chinese toys no less safe than others

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

Despite the recent media attention paid to the alleged dangers associated with Chinese made toys -- and the backlash as Chinese companies consider suing American partners that initially blamed them for the problems -- they pose no more risk than toys made Read More »

US GDP up 4.9% in 3Qtr

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | International Trade

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 4% in the third quarter of 2007, according to final estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Read More »

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