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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Customs Union raises palm oil import duty

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has decided to increase its import tariff on packaged palm oil for nine months from June 21, the union's commission executive body said. Read More »

Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil suspended retaliatory measures against U.S. goods over a cotton subsidy dispute until 2012, giving the United States more time to tackle the thorny issue of agriculture reform.

The government said a deal agreed upon between the two cou Read More »

US House lawmaker warns China on currency

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A top U.S. Democratic lawmaker urged China to quickly raise the value of its currency to avoid action from President Barack Obama's administration or frustrated members of Congress. Read More »

US grapples with launching China currency probe

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A U.S. decision to get tough on China currency practices by slapping duties on some Chinese goods could backfire on the United States and be ruled illegal under world trade rules, experts said.

Under pressure from lawmakers who blame the huge Read More »

Premium Article  Ro-ro carriers feel rebound in 2010

Peter Buxbaum | June 16, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Increasing demand for equipment seen
Ocean carriers providing roll on-roll off services for vehicles and equipment are feeling cautiously optimistic about their businesses, thanks to encouraging signs which have emerged in the first few mont Read More »

Premium Article  Japan’s exports jump on robust Asian growth

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Japanese exports rose in April from a year earlier on the back of robust growth in Asia and a recovery in the United States, though Europe's debt woes could cloud the outlook for Japan's export-led recovery. Read More »

Premium Article  North Asia trade shows rebound

Karen Thuermer | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

While the world economy may not yet be completely out of the woods, indicators show some promise. Consider the trade figures coming out of North Asia, markets that encompass important trade partners South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

By Karen Read More »

WTO backs US, Japan in EU trade dispute

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A World Trade Organization panel has broadly backed the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their bid to overturn controversial EU tariffs on three electronics products, a U.S. trade official in Washington.

"I can confirm that the panel agreed Read More »

EU concerned by Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan union

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

A planned customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan could hinder international trade and dent their plans to join the World Trade Organisation, the EU's foreign policy chief said.

Russia, which has spent 16 years negotiating to joi Read More »

U.S. yuan bill would be against WTO rules

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Proposed U.S. legislation aimed at punishing China unless it lets the yuan rise would not be in line with World Trade Organisation rules, China's Ministry of Commerce said.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said he and other colleagues would push Read More »

Google helps build trade case over Web censorship

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc is working with U.S. and European officials to build a case that would argue Internet censorship acts as a trade barrier, a top company executive.

Google shut down its mainland Chinese-language portal earlier this year over censors Read More »

Canada has small trade surplus

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Canada recorded a smaller than expected trade surplus in April as a strong domestic currency hurt exports and demand for Canadian goods outside of the United States fell, government data showed.

Statistics Canada said the nation notched a tra Read More »

Bank regulation seen hurting commodity exporters

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Tighter banking regulation could increase the borrowing costs of commodity exporters, including African companies which are already struggling to access needed trade financing, senior bankers said.

"Regulation is the biggest threat," John Mac Read More »

US’ Geithner: world economy needs China yuan reform

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, delivering his sharpest criticism of China's exchange rate policies in months, said the yuan's value was "critically important" for the world economy.

But Geithner, testifying before the U.S. Senate F Read More »

US trade gap widens

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

A report from the Commerce Department showed the U.S. trade deficit edged up to $40.3 billion in April from $40 billion from March as exports fell. Markets had expected a gap of $41.0 billion.

The slightly wider trade deficit reflected a 0.7 Read More »

US urges Vietnam to join trans-Pacific trade pact

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam should join a U.S.-initiated trans-Pacific partnership to boost trade and competitiveness, a U.S. trade official said.

The trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) will help bolster U.S.-Vietnam ties and increase Vietnam's competitiveness in t Read More »

Premium Article  Distribution centers evolve with the times

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade

Richard Allen, CEO, The Allen Group, recently said: “Growth in distribution is all about containerized shipments.”

One only has to view the investment steamship lines are committing to larger containerships to realize this fact. Much of thi Read More »

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