International Trade

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 »

German wage rises, exports offer hope for euro zone

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

German wages rose at their fastest pace in almost four years at the start of 2013 and euro zone exports jumped in April, giving the bloc a basis for a recovery from its long recession. Read More »

LME approves Taiwan port as new delivery location

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has approved the Taiwan port of Kaohsiung as a new delivery location, the exchange said on Monday, its ninth delivery location in Asia. Read More »

India’s trade deficit at seven-month high as gold imports surge

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

India's trade deficit widened to a seven-month high in May as gold imports surged, provisional data showed, but economists expect newly announced measures to dampen demand for the precious metal in coming months and narrow the shortfall. Read More »

US justices say FTC can challenge deals to keep generic drugs off market

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can challenge deals that brand-name drug companies make with generic rivals to keep cheaper products off the market. Read More »

US will need to ‘stretch’ to reach export goal

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

A U.S. trade official acknowledged it will be hard to reach President Barack Obama's goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014, but said it was too early to give up. Read More »

China estimates fake trade invoicing at $75 billion in 1st quarter

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

Fake invoicing inflated China's official import and export totals by $75 billion in the first four months of 2013, local media reported, citing an internal review by China's commerce ministry. Read More »

EU free-trade states urge quick resolution of Chinese solar dispute

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

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

EU not trying to weaken US financial services rules

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union does not want to use negotiations with the United States on a free trade agreement to weaken recent U.S. financial regulatory reforms, an EU official said, responding to concerns raised by U.S. politicians. Read More »

EU seeks to ease French fears over Hollywood in US trade talks

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

EU states sought to reassure France on Friday that its culture would be shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, urging Paris not to block a free-trade deal with the United States that could boost transatlantic business. Read More »

Issues at the heart of EU-US free-trade talks

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union will try to overcome French resistance to free-trade talks with the United States and keep alive plans for a deal that could boost their struggling economies by dramatically increasing transatlantic business. Read More »

Obama nears decision on Bangladesh trade following tragedies

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

President Barack Obama could soon decide to cut off trade benefits for Bangladesh, in a largely symbolic response to tragedies in the country's garment sector that have cost more than 1,200 lives in the past eight months. Read More »

One good option for avoiding solar trade war

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union, United States and China are most likely to resolve a multi-billion dollar trade dispute over solar power equipment by agreeing on a floor price for Chinese products. Read More »

Smithfield profit plunges on drop in exports

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

Hog producer Smithfield Foods Inc , the subject of a $4.7 billion bid from China's Shuanghui International, posted a 63 percent fall in net profit as exports to China and Russia fell due issues related to a drug it uses to produce lean meat. Read More »

South Korea revised May exports steady at 3.2%; big gains in China, US

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

South Korean exports in May rose by 3.2 percent from a year earlier, revised customs data showed, unchanged from preliminary estimates and reaffirming modest growth momentum for the trade-dependent economy. Read More »

South Korea turns up the heat as foreign automakers make inroads

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

Recent free trade deals have helped foreign premium-brand automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz drive up sales in South Korea, previously a heavily protected market dominated by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors. Read More »

Cows block path toward Canada-EU free trade deal

AJOT | June 12, 2013 | International Trade

Salvaging a free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union after four years of talks will require skillful pasture politicking to pacify beef and dairy cow farmers who see more risk than opportunity Read More »

EU files WTO complaint over Chinese stainless steel duty

AJOT | June 12, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union said it had lodged a complaint at the World Trade Organisation against China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel tubes, six months after Japan filed a similar case. Read More »