International Trade

U.S-Vietnam trade talks hung up on clothing issues

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. efforts to forge a "21st Century" trade agreement with Vietnam and 10 other countries in the Asia Pacific region are running into problems mired in the past, including a textile trade policy that U.S. industry does not want to give up. Read More »

With Defeat of 2013 Farm Bill, House Fails Soybean Farmers and American Agriculture

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) voiced its extreme disappointment and frustration this afternoon following a vote by the House of Representatives to reject the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Read More »

Argentina reports encouraging numbers for GDP, trade

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Argentina's economic growth sped up slightly in the first quarter and May's trade surplus topped market expectations after dropping sharply in previous months, government data showed. Read More »

Asian coffee exporters feel the heat as premiums soar

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Global food producers such as Nestle SA will have to pay more for the robusta coffee beans used in biscuits and drinks as a supply crunch sends premiums to multi-month highs in Asia, forcing some exporters to cancel shipments. Read More »

Senate approves Froman as US trade representative

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve White House international economic affairs adviser Michael Froman to be the next U.S. trade representative, sending him into the fray of huge trade negotiations in Asia and Europe. Read More »

Taiwan May export orders shrink for 4th month, China demand slows

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Taiwan's May export orders shrank for a fourth straight month, pointing to shaky global demand for its pivotal tech exports that could hurt the island's economic growth. Read More »

US puts Russia on notice in first report on WTO compliance

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

The United States, in the first report on Russia's compliance with its World Trade Organization commitments, said it was closely watching Moscow for any violations that thwart U.S. exports to the world's sixth-largest economy. Read More »

Canada April wholesale trade rises 0.2% on computer sales

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

Canadian wholesale trade rose by 0.2 percent in April from March on higher sales of computers and communications equipment, Statistics Canada said. Read More »

EasyJet plane order rekindles Airbus-Boeing subsidy row

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

An order for more than 100 Airbus passenger jets by UK low-cost carrier easyJet has re-ignited a long-running trade spat between the European planemaker and U.S. rival Boeing. Read More »

Japan’s exports pick up pace, give economy momentum in rough markets

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest annual rate in more than two years with the help of a weak yen and a moderate pick-up in global demand, boding well for the government's efforts to steer the economy through market turbulence. Read More »

Obama says US EU free trade deal can boost jobs and growth

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama said a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union could boost jobs and growth on both sides of the Atlantic and he also stressed the need for economic structural reforms. Read More »

US arms companies see rising foreign demand

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. arms makers see rising foreign demand for fighter jets, missile defense systems and other weapons as countries modernize their forces and U.S. officials, facing tighter budgets, encourage allies to invest more in intelligence gathering and aerial ref Read More »

EU trade chief to discuss solar dispute in Beijing

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's top trade official will discuss a dispute with China over solar panels at a meeting in Beijing, with the EU looking to negotiate a settlement to the spat and avoid a costly and debilitating trade war. Read More »

EU, US leaders launch trade talks, France digs in on culture

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

The United States and the European Union launched talks to create one of the world's most ambitious free-trade zones, as France again underscored its determination to protect its movies and culture. Read More »

Panama files WTO dispute against Colombia over textile tariffs

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

Panama has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge Colombia over its import tariffs on textiles, apparel and footwear, the WTO said in a statement. Read More »

EU should resolve China solar dispute, states say

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

A group of free-trade-oriented northern European nations urged the EU's trade chief to defuse a growing dispute with China or risk a negative spiral that could choke exports. Read More »

EU, US leaders launch free-trade talks

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The United States and the European Union launched negotiations for the world's most ambitious free-trade deal on Monday, promising thousands of new jobs and accelerated growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More »

Ford looks to ride emerging market mini-SUV boom in India

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co began shipping its locally-made EcoSport compact SUV, hoping to share in growing demand in India for mini-sport utility vehicles, which are popular due to heavy traffic, scarce parking and bumpy roads. Read More »

Ford sees more vehicles exported from India

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co expects to see more of its vehicles exported from India, Chief Executive Alan Mulally said, as the company looks to build more vehicles using global platforms, or chassis, to cut costs and quicken product development. Read More »

France backs EU-US trade talks after culture clash

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

France cleared the European Union to launch free-trade talks with the United States on Friday after fellow EU members accepted its demand to shield movies and online entertainment from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Read More »