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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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GE’s Immelt says globalization currently

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Globalization of world economies is currently "challenged," and executives must work harder to show the trend is beneficial, General Electric Co Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt said. Read More »

Obama mulling more demands on Korea in trade talks

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama told congressional critics of a free trade deal with South Korea he would consider asking Seoul for changes to labor, investment and financial provisions of the pact to help win approval of the deal in Congress, a lawmaker said Read More »

EU slaps 39.1% interim duty on Chinese glossy paper

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union announced on Wednesday it was imposing interim duties on Chinese glossy paper it says is being dumped on its markets, hurting EU producers.

The decision comes several days after EU governments approved the duties, and adds to a raft Read More »

China, Taiwan to talk trade again as early as 2011

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan and China aim to hold trade talks on an additional 5,000 items as early as next year following a landmark framework accord signed in June, an island official, a possible sign of more tariff cuts.

New tariff cuts would galvanise Taiwan' Read More »

States chase regional trade deals despite Doha call

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

A flurry of calls for free trade pacts at the G20 and APEC summits suggests participants are hedging their bets on the long-running global Doha talks.

Both the G20 rich and emerging economies and the group of Asian-Pacific states in APEC agreed to pus Read More »

Peru reaches trade deals with Japan, South Korea

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Peru has successfully negotiated free-trade deals with South Korea and Japan, President Alan Garcia said, agreements that are expected to help boost growth in one of the world's fastest-growing economies.

The pacts, which could start being im Read More »

Russia to cut poultry import quotas in ‘11

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Russia will reduce its quota for poultry meat imports in 2011 to boost local production while keeping quotas for imports of beef and pork unchanged, the head of Russia's Meat Union said.

The quota for poultry imports may be slashed to 400,000 Read More »

Indian spirits tax holds up trade talks with EU

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

European Union demands that India open its doors to European whisky and vodka are among the factors holding up a free-trade agreement between the two powerhouses, EU spirits producers.

A wide-ranging EU-India trade agreement was supposed to be sealed Read More »

Countries finalize anti-counterfeit trade pact text

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Negotiators from nearly 40 countries have finalized the text of an international agreement to help fight the growing trade in fake and pirated goods, the European Commission and the United States said.

The negotiators settled a handful of differences Read More »

Thai trade slower than expected as baht rises

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Thai exports and imports grew at a slower pace than expected in October, data showed on Friday, suggesting the baht's strength may have started to hurt shipments and that a further slowdown might loom ahead.

Weaker trade data supported a view Read More »

Trade ties bind Britain closely to Ireland’s fate

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Neighbouring Ireland remains one of Britain's largest export markets despite efforts to woo the big emerging economies, a factor that could draw the British into efforts to prop up the Irish economy.

Finance minister George Osborne has so far Read More »

Russia to set only partial ban on frozen poultry

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Major meat importer Russia will impose only a partial ban on deep frozen poultry rather than a total one, Russian media reported.

Business daily Vedomosti quoted the head of consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Gennady Onishchenko, a Read More »

G20 closes ranks but skims over toughest tasks

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

G20 leaders closed ranks and agreed to a watered-down commitment to watch out for dangerous imbalances, yet offered investors little proof the world was any safer from economic catastrophe.

After an acrimonious start, developed and emerging n Read More »

Must get South Korea trade deal right

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Reaching a U.S.-South Korea trade deal that boosts American exports and creates jobs is more important than rushing to clinch an agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

Kirk, in an interview with Reuters, also said that China's recent limi Read More »

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