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China’s yuan could challenge dollar

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

China's economy is moving up the value chain and its currency could "mount a challenge" to the U.S. dollar in five to 10 years, a congressionally created commission reported Wednesday. Read More »

US says considers whether to appeal WTO meat ruling

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

The United States, facing a World Trade Organization ruling against a law requiring country-of-origin labels on all meat sold in grocery stores, is considering all options including an appeal, the trade representative's office said. Read More »

Premium Article  Carpet is a global business for Mohawk Industries

Karen Thuermer | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

That soft carpet that touches your bare toes or tiles that adorn your bathroom are not just important elements that make up your home or office. They may come from one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of flooring product in the world -- Mohaw Read More »

Calls for more WTO-style reforms in China

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Ten years after joining the World Trade Organisation, China has clearly gained -- it is now the world's second-biggest economy -- but foreign multinationals and Chinese reformers alike worry that the drive to open its markets has stalled. Read More »

EU plans probe of US bioethanol subsidies

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union's trade authority plans to start an investigation into whether U.S. bioethanol exporters are receiving unfair state subsidies and selling their fuel to Europe at illegally low prices, diplomats said on Tuesday. Read More »

Obama’s Pacific aspirations strain ties with China

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's campaign to reassert the United States as a Pacific power, only days old, has triggered a sharp reaction from China, presaging tough times ahead as the two economic giants vie for influence. Read More »

WTO fatigue fuels Asia-Pacific trade deal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Impatience with long-running world trade talks, and a desire to snap out of slow economic growth, explain why countries are flocking to a U.S.-led Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL, TIA have plenty to discuss November 13-15 in Atlanta

Paul Scott Abbott | November 14, 2011 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

From continuing economic woes to federal regulations to capacity concerns, there should be plenty to discuss Nov. 13-15 in Atlanta as three freight transportation industry trade associations gather for collocated annual events. Read More »

Premium Article  Apparel coalition calls for TPP Trade Agreement

Karen Thuermer | November 14, 2011 | International Trade

In what may seem as an usual bi-partisan effort for Washington, D.C. these days, 30 members of the U.S. Congress – 15 House Democrats and 15 House Republicans --recently sent a letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, urging that the Unit Read More »

Premium Article  ZPMC manufactures port products and bridges to world markets

Robert Wallack | November 14, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (ZPMC) manufactures port equipment in Shanghai, PR China from eight production facilities and delivers the port cranes and container spreaders on its 26 ships. Large steel structures and offshore engineering equ Read More »

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