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CAGTC outlines role for PPPs in freight infrastructure

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) released its official policy on the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the future of freight infrastructure network, making specific policy recommendations to guide the develop Read More »

US analysts glum on Doha trade deal chances

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

US trade policy experts on Thursday offered a pessimistic view of world trade talks, with one pronouncing the negotiations already dead and another saying any agreement would fall far short of initial expectations. Read More »

China Oct. trade surplus set to beat record

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

China's trade surplus for October probably easily set a new record high, underscoring the strength of its export machine and potentially handing further ammunition to US and European critics of Beijing's trade policies. Read More »

Africa, EU deals likely

AJOT | November 11, 2007 | International Trade

A new trade deal, or deals, between Europe and countries in eastern and southern Africa look likely, but only because of fears over trade disruptions if no deal is done, a trade expert said. Read More »

China 2007 trade surplus to hit $250bln

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

China's trade surplus is expected to reach $250 billion this year, as exports surge to $1.2 trillion and imports grow to $950 billion, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing a Ministry of Commerce official. Read More »

Anti-counterfeiting trade agreement announced

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

With the support of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), US Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced plans to pursue an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) with US trade partners. The agreement will consolidate international inte Read More »

US steel imports decline again in September

AJOT | November 04, 2007 | International Trade

American Institute for International Steel, Inc. (AIIS) reported steel imports declined 17% from August and year to date imports were down 25.8% compared to 2006 based on preliminary reporting. 'Import arrivals in September were down again on weak demand Read More »

US hopes to keep export boom going

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration hopes to build on a US export boom that is helping to reduce the US trade deficit from last year's record $758.5 billion, US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said. Read More »

Japan exports to US fall, trade surplus at record

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | International Trade

Japanese exports to the United States fell in September from a year earlier at their fastest pace in four years but overall exports rose, pushing the trade surplus to a record high, government figures showed. Read More »

EU trade talks with ex-colonies

AJOT | October 28, 2007 | International Trade

There are only a few weeks left for the European Union and nearly 80 former colonies to clinch new trade deals, the bloc's trade chief said, while adding he was concerned that talks were going to the wire. Read More »

WTO rules against US on cotton subsidies

AJOT | October 21, 2007 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel, ruling in favor of Brazil in a landmark challenge, found the United States has not done enough to bring cotton subsidies in line with international trade rules, a US official said. Read More »

SC hosts Ambassador King of Barbados: unlocking opportunities

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Ambassador Michael Ian King from Barbados was in South Carolina recently to be honored at the South Carolina World Trade Center's Embassy Series Event. Ambassador King's visit was in conjunction with the MOJA festival and helped to create buzz about the t Read More »

UK goods trade deficit narrows in August

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed as expected in August as the value of exports rose to its highest level in a year, official statistics showed. Read More »

Global trade talks in jeopardy

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Global trade talks, aimed at helping to lift millions of people from poverty, have turned rancorous after picking up speed with poor countries making tough demands that the United States says could wreck a deal. Read More »

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