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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Premium Article  Cargo insurers looking for turnaround

Peter Buxbaum | May 09, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Export growth may herald end to soft market, but risks abound.
The cargo insurance market has always been highly competitive. But the downturn in international trade volumes of the last few years has seen the market go unprecedentedly soft. Read More »

Japan revives retaliation request vs US at WTO

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Japan is stepping up pressure against the United States in a dispute about the way the U.S. sets duties on imports it views as unfairly priced, by reviving a request for sanctions at the World Trade Organization.

The Japanese move is a furthe Read More »

Colombia coffee output rising to 14-15 mllion bags

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Colombian coffee output will climb to 14 million to 15 million 60-kg bags in five years with more productive crops, but no increase with areas under cultivation, said Luis Genaro Munoz of the country's coffee federation.

After Colombia regist Read More »

Indonesia, Malaysia seek WTO advice on EU biofuel policy

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's No. 1 and No. 2 palm oil producers, are seeking legal advice from the World Trade Organization to ensure that European Union renewable energy rules do not harm palm oil use for biodiesel, ministers said. Read More »

EU rejects use of trade sanctions vs African states

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will not impose trade sanctions against African states under controversial leadership, including Madagascar, for fear of unfairly punishing ordinary citizens, a senior EU official said.

Peter Thompson, director of developme Read More »

Brazil plans tax breaks, new bank for exports

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's government is readying an export promotion program that includes tax exemptions and credits and the creation of a state-run trade bank, amid a dramatic decline in the nation's trade surplus, Valor Economico newspaper reported.

The pl Read More »

China, Russia, Canada again top USTR piracy list

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The United States on Friday placed Russia on its list of countries with the worst records of preventing copyright theft for the 13th straight year, just days after the two nations agreed to intensify talks on Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organizat Read More »

Trade talks between EU, Central America collapse

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Trade negotiations between the European Union and Central America have collapsed, jeopardizing the EU's bid to reach an agreement before a meeting of leaders from both regions, EU officials. The talks between the 27-nation EU and Panama, Guatemala, Costa Read More »

Brazil car export surge helps boost April output

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Automobile output in Brazil jumped in April from a year earlier as automakers ramped up production to meet a surge in demand in export and domestic markets, the national automakers' association Anfavea said.

Output jumped 14.2 percent in Apri Read More »

Carbon tariffs on imports risk trade war

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union is considering border tariffs on imports from more polluting countries, but an initial assessment shows such levies could spark trade wars, draft reports show.

Two European Commission reports do not explicitly reject a push Read More »

US eyes deeper trade ties with Latin America

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The United States needs to deepen its economic engagement in Latin America in response to competitive pressures from China and European Union, a top U.S. trade official said.

"The world isn't going to stand still for us. We have to realize th Read More »

Industry overstated EU feed import crisis

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The disruption to animal feed imports caused by Europe's "zero tolerance" policy on unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been exaggerated by industry, campaigners Friends of the Earth said.
Last summer, several shipments of soy from Read More »

China buys US corn

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

China purchased 115,000 tons of U.S. corn, its first significant purchase in nearly four years, ending weeks of rumors that the country was seeking foreign supplies to tamp down rising domestic prices. Read More »

Japan eyes new strategy for infrastructure exports

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

Japan's government is pushing for a new strategy to win more overseas infrastructure projects, as it feels threatened by growing global competition and needs help from external demand to boost growth in the world's No.2 economy.

Japan Inc. ho Read More »

US agrees to intensify talks on Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

The United States and Russia have agreed to intensify talks on Moscow's nearly 17-year-old bid to join the World Trade Organization, a U.S. trade official said.

"The participants reviewed the action plan that Russian, U.S. and EU negotiators Read More »

Vietnam’s coffee exports may face delays

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnamese exporters may have to delay coffee loading in the coming months, as supply of beans in the domestic market has been hurt with farmers holding back sales due to a stockpiling plan and falling prices, a senior industry official said. Read More »

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