International Trade

South Korea says September exports to EU, US down; China exports up

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

South Korea's overseas shipments to the European Union and the United States fell in September from a year earlier, government data showed, but shipments to China edged higher. Read More »

Indonesia sees first trade surplus in 5 months, rupiah gains

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

Indonesia recorded a surprise trade surplus for August, its first in five months, offering some relief to the ailing rupiah, but the country's current account deficit will likely keep weighing on Asia's weakest currency this year. Read More »

China keeps 2014 import quotas for grains, cotton at this year’s levels

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

China, the world's top wheat and rice consumer, will issue low-tariff import quotas for key grains and cotton in 2014 at the same level as it allocated this year, keeping a lid on imports of lower-priced overseas imports, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said. Read More »

South Africa’s August trade deficit widens to 19.05 billion rand

Reuters | October 02, 2013 | International Trade

South Africa's trade shortfall unexpectedly widened to 19.05 billion rand ($1.9 billion) in August, the biggest gap in seven months, after a 14.21 billion rand deficit in July, the South African Revenue Service said. Read More »

Big US Corn Crop Changes Ag Outlook

Reuters | October 01, 2013 | International Trade

US Corn Crop Could Transform Agricultural Outlook Read More »

U.S. EIA releases updated analysis brief on Brazil’s energy sector

AJOT | October 01, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The US EIA (Energy Information Administration) in the new report says, Brazil has made great strides in increasing its total energy production, particularly oil and ethanol. Read More »

FMC Shutdown Plan If Fiscal Appropriation’s Lapse

AJOT | October 01, 2013 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The FMC plan to shutdown should there be a lapse in current fiscal year appropriations. Read More »

Egypt introduces new efforts to secure Suez Canal

AJOT | October 01, 2013 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

The Egyptian Army forces have taken additional security measures to protect Suez Canal. Read More »

CEVA inks a new three year contract with Michelin

AJOT | October 01, 2013 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA inks a new three year contract with Michelin which will move than five million tires each year Read More »

Soybean Growers to Congress: Your Inaction is Hurting Farmers

AJOT | October 01, 2013 | International Trade

American Soybean Association (ASA) lamented another failed opportunity on the part of Congress to provide the nation’s soybean farmers with the certainty they need to remain competitive Read More »

KKR and CDH team up to invest in Chinese dairy farms in Shandong Province

AJOT | September 30, 2013 | International Trade

Private equity major KKR has plans to invest $140m in two large Chinese dairy farms in a joint venture with peer CDH Investments and China’s Modern Dairy Holdings. Read More »

Refugees rescue: BBC Fuji saves lives of 117 south of Sicily

AJOT | September 30, 2013 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

BBC Fuji on route between Libya to Gibraltar answers the call Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race names GAC Pindar official logistics provider

AJOT | September 30, 2013 | International Trade

Yachting logistics specialist GAC Pindar to handle transportation of all support equipment for round-the-world sailing challenge Read More »

Port of Oakland joins farmers ro advocate for infrastructure funding

AJOT | September 30, 2013 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Port of Oakland today called for much needed improvements in port infrastructure. Read More »

India’s trade deficit to continue moderating

Reuters | September 27, 2013 | International Trade

India's trade deficit is expected to continue to moderate because of imports coming down, Trade Secretary S.R. Rao told reporters. Read More »

China’s ‘mini-Hong Kong’ eyes Internet access, shrugs off Shanghai threat

Reuters | September 27, 2013 | International Trade

A planned economic zone in southern China will allow full internet freedom, similar to what will be allowed in a proposed free trade zone in Shanghai, a senior official behind the project said. Read More »

China keeps 2014 import quotas for grains, cotton at this year’s levels

Reuters | September 27, 2013 | International Trade

China, the world's top wheat and rice consumer, will issue low-tariff import quotas for key grains and cotton in 2014 at the same level as it allocated this year, keeping a lid on imports of lower-priced overseas imports, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said. Read More »

Big reform plans for China’s newest trade zone set high expectations

Reuters | September 27, 2013 | International Trade

China has formally announced detailed plans for a new free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, touted as the country's biggest potential economic reform since Deng Xiaoping used a similar zone in Shenzhen to pry open a closed economy to trade in 1978. Read More »

WTO finalizes US win in tussle over Chinese chicken tariffs

Reuters | September 26, 2013 | International Trade

The United States called on China to reopen its market to U.S. chicken broiler parts following the formal adoption by the World Trade Organization of a ruling against Beijing in the four-year-old dispute. Read More »

Ford’s Russia venture to create R&D center

Reuters | September 26, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Sollers, a joint venture between U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co and Russian carmaker Sollers, is creating a new research and development centre in Russia to adapt Ford vehicles for the local market, the company said. Read More »