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US, Japan, Australia summit planned

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The United States, Japan and Australia plan to hold their first-ever summit to discuss North Korea's nuclear ambitions and China's military build-up, Japanese government officials said. Read More »

US mulls hiking duties on CAFTA partner Honduras

AJOT | September 03, 2007 | International Trade

The Bush administration could re-impose duties this fall on sock imports from Honduras, one of the United States' newest free trade partners, as it scrambles for votes in Congress on other free trade pacts. Read More »

Iraq plans WTO membership, trade minister says

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Iraq plans to enact a business-friendly customs code and expects to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within two years despite the violence damaging its economy, the Iraqi trade minister said. Read More »

Japan PM visits India, eyeing trade and China

AJOT | August 26, 2007 | International Trade

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in India for a high-profile visit to India with around 200 business executives in a trip designed to boost trade with a booming economy and counterbalance China. Read More »

‘Aid for trade’ targets Latin American trade

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

The Inter-American Development Bank is helping small and medium-sized exporters in Colombia obtain access to the US market with a grant of $850,000. The grant comes through the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund. The Washington-based IDB is also active in Read More »

China’s factories slow the tempo in July

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

China's industrial output slowed more than expected in July after tax changes made exports less attractive, suggesting to some economists that the country's politically sensitive trade surplus may shrink in coming months. Read More »

Li & Fung H1 jumps 38%, unveils buys

AJOT | August 19, 2007 | International Trade

Li & Fung, the sourcing and trading firm that posted a 38% jump in first-half earnings, has agreed to buy two firms for nearly US$250 million and is looking for more. Read More »

US exports to China from all Congressional Districts

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) released the full analysis of US exports to China from all 435 districts in the US House of Representatives. "This report illustrates the widespread benefits to the US economy that have resulted from growing US export Read More »

Japan studying US data to decide on beef rules

AJOT | August 12, 2007 | International Trade

Tokyo currently only allows American beef from cattle aged 20 months or younger, as a precaution against mad cow disease, but it has started to take steps which industry officials believe could lead to raising the age limit to 30 months. The data was prov Read More »

US, Britain optimistic on global trade

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

The United States and Britain are optimistic that World Trade Organization members can reach a long-sought agreement soon in the Doha round of world trade talks, the two countries' leaders said. Read More »

N. Korea vows

AJOT | August 05, 2007 | International Trade

North Korea called on the United States to scrap a strict trade ban and drop it from a list of countries Washington says sponsor terrorism, promising steps in return that would improve ties between the adversaries. Jong Song-il, a spokesman for North Kore Read More »

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