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WTO fatigue fuels Asia-Pacific trade deal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Impatience with long-running world trade talks, and a desire to snap out of slow economic growth, explain why countries are flocking to a U.S.-led Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA, NITL, TIA have plenty to discuss November 13-15 in Atlanta

Paul Scott Abbott | November 14, 2011 | Intermodal | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

From continuing economic woes to federal regulations to capacity concerns, there should be plenty to discuss Nov. 13-15 in Atlanta as three freight transportation industry trade associations gather for collocated annual events. Read More »

Premium Article  Apparel coalition calls for TPP Trade Agreement

Karen Thuermer | November 14, 2011 | International Trade

In what may seem as an usual bi-partisan effort for Washington, D.C. these days, 30 members of the U.S. Congress – 15 House Democrats and 15 House Republicans --recently sent a letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, urging that the Unit Read More »

Premium Article  ZPMC manufactures port products and bridges to world markets

Robert L. Wallack | November 14, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (ZPMC) manufactures port equipment in Shanghai, PR China from eight production facilities and delivers the port cranes and container spreaders on its 26 ships. Large steel structures and offshore engineering equ Read More »

Premium Article  Breakbulk, pulp and paper

Leo Quigley | November 14, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

As with most things in China, that country’s paper industry has changed dramatically in recent years, from thousands of small production units using wheat and rice residue as feedstock to large, modern paper mills using wood fiber. Read More »

Premium Article  Cargill addresses supply chains and bulk cargo needs

Karen Thuermer | November 14, 2011 | International Trade

Cargill, Inc. is one big bulk shipper. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company often flip flops between being the largest or second largest company in the world next to Koch Industries. It recently ranked 13th on the Fortune 500 list. Read More »

Obama to shift spotlight to Asia at Hawaii summit

AJOT | November 03, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama, whose foreign policy agenda has been dominated by Middle East upheaval and European debt this year, will try to shift the spotlight to Asia this month to make good on his promise to deepen U.S. ties in the region. Read More »

After 18 years, Russia on verge of WTO membership

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Russia was close to joining the World Trade Organization after being offered a "take it or leave it" compromise on Thursday by its tiny neighbour Georgia, the last holdout in Moscow's tortuous 18-year path to membership of the global trading club. Read More »

China exporters see slowdown risks grow on global woes

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

China exporters face a deeply uncertain outlook due to fragile Western demand and a tightening credit environment and three out of four of them fear a wave of factory closures next year, a Reuters poll at China's largest trade event showed. Read More »

Georgia says accepts new proposal on Russia trade

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Georgia accepted a new proposal from Swiss mediators aimed at resolving a border trade dispute and paving the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization, a senior Georgian diplomat told Reuters. Read More »

Reformist Japan farmers urge free trade to spur change

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

Like other farmers on this fertile, coastal plain in northeast Japan, where patchwork rice fields stretch to the mountains beyond, Kazushi Saito knows firsthand that the nation's shrinking agricultural sector is in dire straits. Read More »

South Korea to miss self-imposed deadline on US trade pact

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's ruling party on Friday rejected opposition demands for changes to a free trade deal with the United States but said it would not use its parliamentary majority to push through the pact before the self-imposed deadline of end-October. Read More »

US eyes

AJOT | October 30, 2011 | International Trade

The United States hopes to persuade China and other Asia-Pacific countries to agree on a deal to tear down barriers to trade in environmental goods and services when regional leaders meet next month in Hawaii, the top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

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