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International Trade

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Premium Article  Counterfeiting threatens US supply chains

Peter Buxbaum | September 27, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Defense, pharmaceuticals among most vulnerable

Last August, in an announcement in the Federal Register, the White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator sought public comment about “how the U.S. government can prevent counterfeit p Read More »

Premium Article  Syria slaps ban on imports except raw materials

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

Syria banned most imports except raw materials and grains, local businessmen said on Saturday in a move to preserve foreign currency reserves under pressure from Western sanctions and ongoing political unrest.

The government decreed on Thursday that a Read More »

Premium Article  Bosch in South Africa indicative of global auto industry

Karen Thuermer | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

South Africa’s automotive industry is a global, turbo-charged engine for the manufacturing and export of vehicles and components. The sector accounts for about 10 percent of South Africa’s exports, making it a crucial cog in the economy.

South Africa Read More »

Premium Article  Proposed FMC inquiry on cargo diversion irks Canadian ports and railways

Leo Ryan | September 27, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The so-called “Cargo Diversion” issue has again become an issue between US and Canada, as two Washington state senators have asked the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to mount an inquiry into the matter.

Canadian port and railway circles have reacte Read More »

Premium Article  In Europe there are profits in going green

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

In Europe, going green is about more than just doing right by the environment – it is about profits. Going green is an important tool for carriers looking to improve their bottom lines.

The European transport and shipping sectors have discovere Read More »

Senators eye October approval of China currency bill

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators said they expected the Senate to pass a bill in October that would crack down on Chinese currency practices that they said are costing American jobs.

A key provision would direct the Commerce Department to treat cur Read More »

EU sees Ukraine, Georgia trade progress this year

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union hopes to sign a trade deal with Ukraine and open trade talks with Georgia by the end of the year despite concerns over energy policy, farm goods and corruption, an EU trade official said.

The deal with Ukraine is designed to stimula Read More »

India seeks more trade with reclusive neighbour Myanmar

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

India plans to double trade with isolated, energy-rich Myanmar in the next four years as the emerging Asian power competes with China for influence and resources in the region.

India is hungry for resources to feed its expanding economy and is eager t Read More »

Senate nears vote on program blocking US trade deals

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Senate appeared set to approve a program to help workers displaced by foreign competition, which business groups hope will pave the way for action on three long-delayed trade deals.

The Senate is expected to pass a revamped Trade Adjustment A Read More »

India and Pakistan push fragile ties with trade diplomacy

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

The trade ministers of India and Pakistan meet in New Delhi to discuss measures to overhaul ragged commercial ties which should help bolster a fragile peace process between the nuclear armed neighbours.

Wednesday's meeting is part of this year's resum Read More »

China destabilizing world economy

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

China is destabilizing the global economy with its currency policy, the European Union's trade chief said in comments published in a German newspaper.

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who as the EU's trade negotiator is known to take a toug Read More »

China lures WTO to brink of procurement deal

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

Forty-two countries are close to agreeing an upgrade of their Global Procurement Agreement (GPA), a reform that could unlock tens of billions of dollars of commercial opportunities, and many times more if China gets on board, trade sources said. Read More »

WTO cuts trade growth forecast, cites economic turmoil

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization, citing turmoil in the global economy, cut its forecast for the growth of trade in 2011 from the 6.5 per cent it predicted in April to 5.8 per cent, and warned that the final figure could be lower.

The WTO said the move re Read More »

Coca-Cola ramps up Russian investment

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

Coca-Cola plans to invest close to $3 billion in Russia over the next five years as part of its strategy to build its presence in big and fast-growing emerging markets, Chief Executive Muhtar Kent told Reuters Insider television.

"Our plan calls for u Read More »

Starbucks eyes growth in US Europe, Russia

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | International Trade

Starbucks Corp's chief executive expressed confidence in the future of the economies of the United States and Europe and said the group was planning to open at least 200 new stores in its home market next year. Read More »

Premium Article  Cargo recovery gathers momentum on Canada’s East Coast

Leo Ryan | September 11, 2011 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Throughout the Canadian ports on the Atlantic Coast, the St. Lawrence River and on the Great Lakes, the recession is past history. Cargo volumes are either approaching or exceeding 2008 levels.

In some cases, the 2010 bounce-back reached double digits Read More »

US disappoints Whirlpool in case versus South Korea

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department dealt a blow to 100-year-old American manufacturer Whirlpool's push for duties on a flood of lower-priced refrigerators made by South Korean competitors.

In a preliminary ruling, the department said LG Electronics, Samsung Read More »

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