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Canadian ports can facilitate US trade

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

Opportunities are beckoning for Canadian ports to play a special role as 'a facilitator of US trade' with anticipated revived capacity crunches at US maritime gateways on the horizon in the not-too-distant future. Such a positive outlook, however, hinges Read More »

TNT to sell logistics division to Apollo Management, L.P.

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

TNT N.V. announced that it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement to sell its logistics division to affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity firm with offices in New York, London and Los Angeles. The intended sale is part of TNT's Read More »

Ports of Baltimore and Nagoya commemorate original signing

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

From the 20th floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center overlooking the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, representatives from the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Port of Nagoya (Japan) celebrated their original sister-port agreement by re-sign Read More »

US, Asean to sign pact on greater trade, investment access

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

The US was scheduled to sign an agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to allow more trade access to Southeast Asia, while ensuring US intellectual property is better protected in a region infamous for violations, according to a draft t Read More »

WTO reverses lumber ruling, says US miscalculated tariffs

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has reversed its ruling on a longstanding US-Canadian lumber dispute, and said the US failed to comply with international trade rules in its calculation of tariffs on lumber imports, according to a report made public on Aug. 1 Read More »

Hanoi to host APEC CEO Summit 2006

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | International Trade

The summit will provide a good opportunity for business leaders, policy makers and researchers to share experience and devise solutions for promoting investment and economic cooperation among enterprises in the region. Read More »

Nokia asks court to enforce Qualcomm obligations

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

"Nokia is asking the court to order Qualcomm to abide by its written contractual obligations in international standards setting organisations to license intellectual property essential to GSM and UMTS technology standards on fair, reasonable and non-discr Read More »

Doha needs new focus

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

"The Doha Round of international trade negotiations collapsed mainly because of a fight for advantage in agricultural markets by large and powerful countries, corporations and lobbies," Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. Read More »

President Bush champions Florida’s vibrant economy

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | International Trade

(Following is an edited version of remarks made by Pres Bush at US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command, Port of Miami, Miami, Florida on July 31.)

Thanks for the warm welcome on a warm day. I'm proud to be here in this really dynamic city. Read More »

Thailand’s exporters hurt by strong baht

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | International Trade

Exporters are crying foul over the rising baht which has eroded their price competitiveness as the currency this week continued hovering around Bt38 a dollar with the possibility of strengthening further, according to The Nation newpaper. Read More »

New farm bill needed to treat commodities fairly

AJOT | August 07, 2006 | International Trade

The Bush administration is still calling on Congress to write a completely new farm bill by 2007 despite mounting skepticism from lawmakers and farm groups after international trade talks failed to bring promises of new foreign markets for US exports. Read More »

Filling an e-niche in the warehouse sector

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

Jeff Miller, recently appointed CEO of the warehouse collaborative E-Fill, has been in 3rd party logistics (3PLs) business for over thirty years. When approached by E-Fill to run the national warehouse collaborative, his first reaction was 'Been there, do Read More »

C-TPAT likely to be enshrined in legislation

AJOT | July 30, 2006 | International Trade

If Congress passes port security legislation this year, and that is likely, it will almost certainly include a provision that includes first-ever Congressional authorization for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Thus far, C-TPAT has functio Read More »

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