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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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US manufacturers eye WTO alliance with Brazil

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

US manufacturers hope to persuade an influential Brazilian industry group to join them this week in a push for deep industrial tariff cuts in five-year-old world trade talks, a US industry official said. Read More »

French firms ignore election trade fears

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | International Trade

Unperturbed by looming elections, France's top companies are doing what seemed unthinkable in past campaigns -- openly embracing the merits of globalization and cutting costs in a battle to survive cut-throat competition. Read More »

Capacity constraints plague US transportation system

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | International Trade

'Disruptions are increasing in North American supply chains.' That ominous pronouncement begins a report form the RAND Corporation, a US government think tank, on the growing capacity constraints facing the country's transportation system. Read More »

China, Russia flaunt $4 bln deals

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Commercial deals worth $4 billion were signed to crown Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Russia after a show of rapidly growing ties between the two huge neighbors. Read More »

Oil CEO says boss aware of Iran lobbying

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

The head of French oil firm Total told bribery investigators his boss Thierry Desmarest, who now chairs the company, knew about the use of lobbyists to clinch a major deal in Iran, a newspaper reported. Read More »

Japan and Chile sign free trade agreement

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | International Trade

Japan and Chile have signed a free trade pact, Tokyo's first with a South American nation and only its fifth overall, that will eventually scrap over 90% of tariffs on bilateral trade worth $8.2 billion last year. Read More »

A thirst for transportation funding

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The future of freight movement in the United States is receiving ever-increasing attention in the public policy arena. Evidence of this came last month in Washington, when a national summit of major US trade corridors was convened. Read More »

Myanmar remains obstacle to EU-ASEAN pact

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union and Southeast Asia will try to chart a course for increased cooperation, but military-ruled Myanmar remains a obstacle to the ultimate aim of a bloc-to-bloc free-trade pact. Read More »

US has ‘growing concerns’ about Canada lumber deal

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | International Trade

Offers by Canadian provincial governments to assist local lumber industries put the country at risk of violating a landmark agreement on lumber trade reached with the United States last fall after a decades-long feud, a US trade official has said. Read More »

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