International Trade

China warns of “grim” trade outlook after surprise exports fall

AJOT | July 09, 2013 | International Trade

China warned of a "grim" outlook for trade after a surprise fall in June exports, raising fresh concerns about the extent of the slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and increasing the pressure on the government to act. Read More »

Ethiopia expected to join WTO in 2015

AJOT | July 09, 2013 | International Trade

Ethiopia expects to join the World Trade Organisation in 2015 without heeding to demands that it liberalizes its state-run banking and telecoms sectors, the Foreign Ministry said. Read More »

Bangladesh garment sales soar despite deadly incidents

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

Bangladesh's exports rose 16.3 percent in June to $2.7 billion on the year, boosted by stronger clothing sales, an export body said on Tuesday, as the low-cost country retains its allure for cost-crunching global retailers despite deadly incidents. Read More »

California export trade stumbles, but reason for cautious optimism remains

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

California's export trade faced headwinds in July, but beneath the headline numbers were reasons to remain cautiously upbeat about the growth in international trade, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this morning Read More »

Canada eliminates tariff on baby clothes and sports equipment

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

In a move that could have broad appeal for U.S. retailers, the Canadian government will no longer impose tariffs on imported baby clothes and selected sports equipment. Read More »

EU hits Russia with first WTO dispute over car levy

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union launched the first formal trade dispute with Russia at the World Trade Organization, less than a year after Moscow joined the trading club. Read More »

General Mills may expand yogurt business overseas

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

As General Mills Inc rolls out a new Yoplait Greek yogurt in the United States, it is also thinking about expanding abroad, its chief executive officer said. Read More »

Germany says China won’t slap tariffs on EU polysilicon

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

China will not impose punitive tariffs on imports of polysilicon, which is used in the production of solar panels, from the European Union, the German Economy Ministry said. Read More »

Int. Trade Assoc. congratulates Oregon on historic passage of road usage charge legislation

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

This weekend the Oregon State Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 810, the first-ever legislation passed in the United States to establish a road usage charge system for transportation funding, drawing praise from the International Bridge, Tunne Read More »

Russia targets Ukrainian chocolate in car trade spat

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

Russia plans to put trade sanctions on Ukraine, penalizing imports of chocolate, coal and glass in retaliation for a Ukrainian emergency import tax on cars which has drawn World Trade Organization opposition. Read More »

US, EU start free-trade talks despite spying concerns

AJOT | July 08, 2013 | International Trade

One of HANSA HEAVY LIFT's P2-class vessels has lifted the heaviest cargo since the foundation of the company in June 2011. Read More »

Canada May trade deficit shrinks as both imports, exports drop

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

Canada's trade deficit shrank by almost 70 percent in May from April but only because imports fell twice as fast as exports did, Statistics Canada said in a downbeat report. Read More »

France urges delay to EU-US trade talks

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

France said free-trade talks between the European Union and the United States should be delayed by two weeks given tensions over media reports that Washington is spying on the 28-nation bloc. Read More »

Germany says EU-US free trade talks should go ahead

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

Germany said that free-trade talks between the European Union and United States should begin as planned next week, despite a French call that the negotiations be delayed amid reports Washington is spying on the 28-nation bloc. Read More »

NBA’s Wade in China to promote sneakers, but supply is short

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade visited China for the first time since signing a multi-million dollar contract with Chinese sportswear company Li Ning last year, but the sneakers that bear his name are in short supply. Read More »

US International Trade in goods and services

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total January exports of $184.5 billion and imports of $228.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $44.4 billion, up f Read More »

US jobs data upbeat, trade deficit widens

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in June and new applications for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to improving labor market conditions. Read More »

US steel pipe firms seek anti-dumping duty on 9 nations

AJOT | July 02, 2013 | International Trade

A group of steel pipe makers in the United States has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to consider imposing anti-dumping duties on what they say is a flood of unfairly traded products from nine countries. Read More »

Indonesia cuts wheat flour import tariff plan to two years

AJOT | July 01, 2013 | International Trade

Indonesia has cut its plan for an indefinite extension of a temporary wheat flour import tariff to two years after talks with suppliers, a trade industry ministry official said. Read More »

New Worldwatch Institute study examines conventional and alternative vehicle trends

AJOT | July 01, 2013 | International Trade

World auto production set yet another record in 2012 and may rise even higher during 2013. According to London-based IHS Automotive, passenger-car production rose from 62.6 million in 2011 to 66.7 million in 2012, and it may reach 68.3 million in 2013. Read More »