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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Canada pork, beef exports soar in 2010

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Canada likely shipped a record volume of pork in 2010, especially to the United States, Russia and Mexico, but an industry official said shrinking herds will make that feat tough to match this year.

Beef exports may have tallied up the largest volume Read More »

Commodity costs pose risks to German trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Rising prices for raw materials will be the main challenge for German trade in 2011 and will prompt imports to rise faster than exports, the head of the country's main trading association (BGA) said.

BGA President Anton Boerner said he expected import Read More »

G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

The Group of 20 leading economies have started working-level talks on the soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis.

Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in se Read More »

German imports jump offers hope to euro zone strugglers

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Germany's trade surplus narrowed in November as imports gained more than expected, a sign domestic demand is growing in strength although other data showed retail sales and industrial output dipped the same month.

Berlin's struggling euro zone partner Read More »

Top 10 rice exporting, importing countries

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Ample rice supplies from top exporters Thailand and Vietnam will ensure prices of Asia's main staple remain in check early this year, sparing at least one food item from record high prices that have raised fears of unrest.

While U.S. wheat and corn fu Read More »

Israeli polished diamond exports up 48% in 2010

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Israeli exports of net polished diamonds jumped 48.1 percent to $5.8 billion in 2010 as the industry recovered from the global financial crisis and expanded its presence in Asia, the Industry and Trade Ministry said.

The diamond processing sector is o Read More »

Steel imports decline in November NAFTA decline leads the way

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Steel imports declined 5.5 percent in November compared to October. 'Weak market conditions in November affected shipments especially from our NAFTA partner, Mexico. Weak market conditions in late summer/early fall also depressed arrivals from offshore s Read More »

US stresses need to reduce China trade imbalance

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's national security adviser pressed for efforts to reduce U.S.-China trade imbalances and also discussed ways to rein in North Korea in with China's foreign minister.

Obama, who joined the meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Y Read More »

Bangladesh exports surge 68% on apparel sales

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Bangladesh's exports in December surged 68 percent to a record $1.988 billion, boosted by ready-made garments sales, the Export Promotion Bureau said.

Exports for July to December, the first half of 2010/11 fiscal year, were up 41 percent at $10.26 bi Read More »

China wants more open German market

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

China wants to develop the untapped purchasing power of its domestic consumers and hopes Berlin will support the expansion of Chinese companies in Germany, a top Beijing official said.

Chinese firms should have the chance to further boost some $1 bill Read More »

Brazil posts 2010 trade surplus of $20.1 billion

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $20.1 billion in 2010, outgoing Trade and Industry Minister Miguel Jorge said.

The country's exports reached a record $201.9 billion for the year, he added, speaking at the inauguration ceremony for his successor, Fern Read More »

US challenges China wind power aid at WTO

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The United States accused China of illegally subsidizing the production of wind power equipment and asked for talks at the World Trade Organization, the first step in filing a trade case

USTR estimated Chinese manufacturers of wind turbines and relate Read More »

China defends wind power policies against US complaint

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China's Ministry of Commerce said it would consider a U.S. request for consultations over its support for wind power technology, while defending its actions as in keeping with global trade rules.

The United States accused China of illegally subsidisin Read More »

Vestas 2010 China orders hit high in 2010

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said its orders from China this year reached a record high as the country invests more heavily in clean energy, including wind power.

China became the world's biggest wind turbine market in 2009 when energy infrastruct Read More »

China defends rare earth quotas as in line with WTO

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China defended its export controls on rare earth minerals, saying that they were in line with World Trade Organisation rules, after a government move to slash export quotas on rare earths sparked trade concerns.

China, which produces about 97 percent Read More »

China’s rare earths export cut raises trade concerns

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has raised fresh international trade concerns after slashing export quotas on rare earths minerals, risking action from the United States at the World Trade Organization.

China, which produces about 97 percent of the global supply of rare earth Read More »

China to probe US dumping DDGS to China

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into U.S. distillers' dried grains (DDGS), threatening a trade that has grown massively in the last year, benefiting U.S. ethanol producers and Chinese meat eaters.

DDGS, a by-product of ethanol product Read More »

China aims to improve trade balance in 2011

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China will try to import more in 2011 while keeping exports steady, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said, in a sign that the world's second-largest economy is keen to pull more weight as a consumer. Read More »

Beef, pork seen next on China commodity shopping list

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China's appearance in a commodities market can send prices soaring as suppliers scramble to meet demand -- and beef and pork could get the jolt in 2011. The rapid expansion of the world's second-largest economy means that supply and demand of many commodi Read More »

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