International Trade

Canadian feeder cattle exports seen surging after Tyson move

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

A decision by Tyson Foods Inc to stop buying slaughter-ready Canadian cattle looks to accelerate the movement of lighter Canadian cattle to U.S. feedlots, industry sources say, damaging the already fragile Canadian beef sector. Read More »

Apple still rules in Japan as carriers battle to sell iPhones

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

Apple Inc's disappointing third quarter was nowhere in evidence in Japan, where sales increased more than 40 percent as the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone by Japan's biggest mobile firm boosted sales - at rival carriers. Read More »

China and Europe make up after averting trade war

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

China and the European Union sought to mend ties after narrowly avoiding a trade war this year, but the EU's trade chief told Beijing to stop handing out state subsidies that Brussels says are illegal. Read More »

Asia’s export engine stuck in neutral despite US uptick

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

Asia's once-reliable export engine remains stalled two years into a global economic recovery, raising concerns about the region's competitiveness and its ability to motor through the next tough time for emerging markets. Read More »

East African countries launch single customs territory

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda have launched a single customs territory to boost business among the partner states, agreeing to eliminate the remaining non-tariff barriers. Read More »

Amazon workers strike again in Germany

Reuters | October 29, 2013 | Intermodal | International Trade

Workers at two Inc distribution centres in Germany went on strike again over pay and conditions, the latest blow to the world's biggest Internet retailer in its second-biggest market. Read More »

Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

PR Newswire | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today reported a net loss of $128.4 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013. Excluding non-cash accretion of acquired coal supply agreements and asset impairment costs, Arch's third quarter 2013 adjusted net loss was $1.8 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. In the third quarter of 2012, the company reported adjusted net income of $41.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share.

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Global Ceramic Tiles Market is Expected to Reach USD 102.79 Billion in 2018

PR Newswire | October 29, 2013 | International Trade

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ”Ceramic Tiles (Floor, Wall and Others) Market for Residential Replacement, Commercial, New Residential and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018,” the global market for ceramic tiles was valued at USD 55.79 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 102.79 billion by 2018 Read More »

Infographic: WTI and the North American Crude Oil Boom

PR Newswire | October 28, 2013 | International Trade

The current energy renaissance in North America is marked by significant improvements in the production and distribution of crude oil. Major investments in U.S. infrastructure and the increased production of domestic crude oil are pushing the U.S. closer to energy self-sufficiency--imports of foreign oil have decreased, while exports of refined products have increased. Read More »

New study indicates strong potential for Ontario’s apple cider industry

PR Newswire | October 28, 2013 | International Trade

A new study indicates that this is "a good time" to be in the cider industry. Cider consumption is growing globally and domestically and the consumption of hard apple cider in Ontario is on the rise as well. Read More »

US export sales soar as low prices entice China, others

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Robust global demand for animal feed and attractive prices triggered huge sales of U.S. corn and soybean meal to overseas buyers early this month, traders and analysts said following the latest government report on export sales. Read More »

NSA scandal not hitting US export drive

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Concerns about U.S. spying have taken a significant toll on U.S.-Brazilian relations, but have not had a broad-based effect on U.S. foreign policy or the Obama administration's efforts to promote U.S. exports, a top White House adviser said. Read More »

Disney to enter mainland China with its largest store

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Walt Disney Co said it plans to open its first China store in Shanghai, expected to be its largest ever, underscoring the need to cater to the nation's growing middle class. Read More »

Mexican manufacturing exports dip in September

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Mexican factory exports fell in September in a sign of slack U.S. demand while the pace of consumer imports picked up as Latin America's No. 2 economy struggles to gain speed after a weak first half this year. Read More »

Brazil current account deficit narrows in September

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Brazil's current account deficit narrowed in September from the previous month as the foreign trade surplus firmed, but the improvement was more modest than economists expected. Read More »

French customs service withers as Europe borders become “sieve”

Reuters | October 25, 2013 | International Trade

Only four customs officers are left at the airport in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, renowned as a bastion of the Calabrian mafia. There used to be 20. Read More »

Wal-Mart to open up to 110 new China stores by 2016

Reuters | October 24, 2013 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's biggest retailer, is expanding its China business as it seeks to raise profitability in a slowing retail sector. Read More »

Powerful mix of public/private sector speakers at CONECT Cargo Symposium

AJOT | October 24, 2013 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

It’s unlikely that a regional non-profit trade association could assemble a powerful mix of high ranking public and private sector trade & transportation experts to address an audience of constituents, but that is exactly what the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) has done. CONECT’s 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium (NECS) is Thursday, November 7 at the Boston Marriott Newton, where ten experts in international trade compliance and global transportation will speak on critical industry issues. Read More »

Ford boosts outlook after third-quarter profit beats estimates

Reuters | October 24, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co boosted its full-year global profit outlook, as its European picture brightened and stronger overseas operations sparked better-than-expected third-quarter results. Read More »

Xylem goes live with export on-demand solution

Reuters | October 23, 2013 | International Trade

Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, announced that a leading global water technology company Xylem Inc., implemented its Export On-Demand solution to automate all aspects of export compliance for 300 worldwide users across 150 countries. Read More »