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Ex-Ford engineer sentenced for trade secrets theft

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | International Trade

A Chinese engineer who stole Ford Motor Co trade secrets was sentenced to almost six years in prison, said the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit.

Xiang Dong Yu, also known as Mike Yu, of Beijing, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison and ordere Read More »

Premium Article  Task force assessing maritime transport outlook in northern Quebec

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The recent significant expansion of mining and other projects in Quebec’s Cote-Nord region, has prompted the launching of a study on the feasibility of maritime transport of merchandise with the big existing and planned construction sites in the region. I Read More »

Premium Article  New England’s Economic Prospects Pick Up

George Lauriat | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

"In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of darned poor sledding."- an old New England saying.

On April 1st, it snowed in Boston. While the calendar says it's spring, one look out the window says it's winter. In New Englan Read More »

Premium Article  Connecticut emphasizes export opportunities

Karen Thuermer | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

Small and mid-size Connecticut businesses may find it easier to export their products now that the Connecticut Development Authority, the state’s quasi-public business financing arm, has entered into a partnership with with the Export-Import Bank of the U Read More »

Premium Article  CONECT: the key connection for Northeast shippers

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, better known by the acronym CONECT, is the most important international trade association in the Northeast.

The Southborough, Mass.-based nonprofit is composed of importers, exporters, manufacturers, t Read More »

The world’s top exporters and importers

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

Below is a table showing the world's top exporters and importers of goods and services in 2010 according to World Trade Organization (WTO) figures.

They show that in goods, or merchandise trade, Germany dropped to third place in the exports league tab Read More »

US fast-food chains bet on India to drive growth

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

The scramble by global food companies into India's fast food sector intensified on Monday as several U.S. chains announced plans to enter the country, hoping to tap the surging spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

Restaurants like Denny's C Read More »

Russia won’t use WTO rules until a member

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not abide by any World Trade Organisation rules until it became a member and was free to slap duties on cheap machinery imports from China.

Russia is growing increasingly frustrated with its 18-year Read More »

Disney’s Magic Kingdom comes to the Middle Kingdom

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

Walt Disney Co broke ground on its long-awaited Shanghai Disneyland theme park on Friday, banking on its global brand and fairytale attractions to draw millions of visitors and boost its profits in the region.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, dressed in tradi Read More »

Poor nations seek exemption from food export bans

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

Poorer countries vulnerable to soaring food prices demanded formal exemption under world trade rules from the export restrictions that have proliferated in recent years.

In a proposal linked to the long-running Doha round of World Trade Organization ( Read More »

Obama: labor deal paves way for US-Colombia trade pact

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama said that a deal over labor rights had cleared the way to advance a long-delayed trade pact with Colombia, but he was silent on when he would send it to Congress for approval.

"I am very pleased to announce that we have develope Read More »

World trade to carry crisis scars into 2012

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

World trade will carry the scars of the financial crisis into 2012, the World Trade Organization said with a prediction of 6.5 percent growth for this year, less than half of last year's sharp rebound.

The forecast, for growth in trade of goods as mea Read More »

India’s Sun Pharma, US Merck in generics joint venture

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has formed a joint venture with India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to develop and manufacture branded generic drugs for emerging markets, the two companies said.

The companies did not disclose financial details of the Read More »

Premium Article  The “Hub” and the Northeast market

George Lauriat | April 07, 2011 | International Trade

Boston has long been called the “Hub”. A nickname that in 1858 Oliver Wendell Holmes contrived when he referred to the Massachusetts State House Building, with its golden dome, as the “Hub of the Solar System”. Just in case anyone (re: out-of-stater) h Read More »

Global trade seen limiting food price volatility

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Increased global trade in agricultural commodities can help to limit world food price volatility, while trade restrictions help to fuel it, economists from the World Bank and European Union said.

France is seeking greater international coordination to Read More »

Argentina import curbs may hurt Mercosur talks

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

Argentina's moves to restrict imports and prop up its shrinking trade surplus could hurt talks for a trade deal between South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union, an EU official said.

In May 2010, the two sides relaunched talks that had bee Read More »

EU files tactical appeal in Boeing trade spat

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union filed an appeal against an aircraft subsidies ruling just hours after calling it a victory, a tactical move in a transatlantic game of global trade chess.

Europe's appeal came after the World Trade Organization ruled Boeing had rece Read More »

US biodiesel makers rap EU trade tariff extension

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. biodiesel makers said that a European Union decision to extend tariffs on imported biodiesel blends was illegal, fuelling a transatlantic battle for a share in the world's renewable energy market.

EU government representatives backed a plan to ex Read More »

Canada warns EU of trade conflict over oil sands

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The Canadian government has stepped up lobbying in Europe for its highly-polluting tar sands industry, repeating its threats of trade conflict, a leaked letter shows.

The letter dated March 18 to Europe's commissioners for climate, trade and energy fo Read More »

EU, China see global appetite for premium foods

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union and China have agreed to give more trade protection to traditional products such as Parma ham and Longjing green tea, an effort to boost trade in high-end heritage goods.

The deal was reached during a visit by the EU's top agricultu Read More »

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