International Trade

US arms companies see rising foreign demand

AJOT | June 18, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. arms makers see rising foreign demand for fighter jets, missile defense systems and other weapons as countries modernize their forces and U.S. officials, facing tighter budgets, encourage allies to invest more in intelligence gathering and aerial ref Read More »

EU trade chief to discuss solar dispute in Beijing

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's top trade official will discuss a dispute with China over solar panels at a meeting in Beijing, with the EU looking to negotiate a settlement to the spat and avoid a costly and debilitating trade war. Read More »

EU, US leaders launch trade talks, France digs in on culture

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

The United States and the European Union launched talks to create one of the world's most ambitious free-trade zones, as France again underscored its determination to protect its movies and culture. Read More »

Panama files WTO dispute against Colombia over textile tariffs

AJOT | June 17, 2013 | International Trade

Panama has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge Colombia over its import tariffs on textiles, apparel and footwear, the WTO said in a statement. Read More »

EU should resolve China solar dispute, states say

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

A group of free-trade-oriented northern European nations urged the EU's trade chief to defuse a growing dispute with China or risk a negative spiral that could choke exports. Read More »

EU, US leaders launch free-trade talks

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The United States and the European Union launched negotiations for the world's most ambitious free-trade deal on Monday, promising thousands of new jobs and accelerated growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More »

Ford looks to ride emerging market mini-SUV boom in India

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co began shipping its locally-made EcoSport compact SUV, hoping to share in growing demand in India for mini-sport utility vehicles, which are popular due to heavy traffic, scarce parking and bumpy roads. Read More »

Ford sees more vehicles exported from India

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co expects to see more of its vehicles exported from India, Chief Executive Alan Mulally said, as the company looks to build more vehicles using global platforms, or chassis, to cut costs and quicken product development. Read More »

France backs EU-US trade talks after culture clash

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

France cleared the European Union to launch free-trade talks with the United States on Friday after fellow EU members accepted its demand to shield movies and online entertainment from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Read More »

German wage rises, exports offer hope for euro zone

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

German wages rose at their fastest pace in almost four years at the start of 2013 and euro zone exports jumped in April, giving the bloc a basis for a recovery from its long recession. Read More »

LME approves Taiwan port as new delivery location

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has approved the Taiwan port of Kaohsiung as a new delivery location, the exchange said on Monday, its ninth delivery location in Asia. Read More »

India’s trade deficit at seven-month high as gold imports surge

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

India's trade deficit widened to a seven-month high in May as gold imports surged, provisional data showed, but economists expect newly announced measures to dampen demand for the precious metal in coming months and narrow the shortfall. Read More »

US justices say FTC can challenge deals to keep generic drugs off market

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can challenge deals that brand-name drug companies make with generic rivals to keep cheaper products off the market. Read More »

US will need to ‘stretch’ to reach export goal

AJOT | June 16, 2013 | International Trade

A U.S. trade official acknowledged it will be hard to reach President Barack Obama's goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014, but said it was too early to give up. Read More »

China estimates fake trade invoicing at $75 billion in 1st quarter

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

Fake invoicing inflated China's official import and export totals by $75 billion in the first four months of 2013, local media reported, citing an internal review by China's commerce ministry. Read More »

EU free-trade states urge quick resolution of Chinese solar dispute

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

A group of free-trading northern European nations urged the EU's trade chief on Friday to contain a growing dispute with China or risk a negative spiral that could choke exports. Read More »

EU not trying to weaken US financial services rules

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union does not want to use negotiations with the United States on a free trade agreement to weaken recent U.S. financial regulatory reforms, an EU official said, responding to concerns raised by U.S. politicians. Read More »

EU seeks to ease French fears over Hollywood in US trade talks

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

EU states sought to reassure France on Friday that its culture would be shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, urging Paris not to block a free-trade deal with the United States that could boost transatlantic business. Read More »

Issues at the heart of EU-US free-trade talks

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union will try to overcome French resistance to free-trade talks with the United States and keep alive plans for a deal that could boost their struggling economies by dramatically increasing transatlantic business. Read More »

Obama nears decision on Bangladesh trade following tragedies

AJOT | June 13, 2013 | International Trade

President Barack Obama could soon decide to cut off trade benefits for Bangladesh, in a largely symbolic response to tragedies in the country's garment sector that have cost more than 1,200 lives in the past eight months. Read More »