International Trade

EU expects secure trade deal with US

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union expects to sign a cargo security pact with the United States on Tuesday to help persuade the U.S. Congress to extend a deadline that threatens billions of dollars in transatlantic trade. Read More »

EU faces compliance deadline in Airbus spat with US

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

A dispute over government aid for aircraft rivals Airbus and Boeing Co enters a delicate stage on Thursday as Europe faces a deadline to tell the United States how it is eliminating billions of dollars in subsidies struck down by the World Trade Organizat Read More »

EU trade holding up, but risks ahead

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said that European import demand was holding up well despite the debt crisis, but trade could fall suddenly if a recession takes hold. Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released on Monday showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Factories stall worldwide, US jobless claims rise

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Manufacturing activity is contracting across Europe and most of Asia, data is showing, and a Chinese official declared that the world economy faces a worse situation than in 2008 when Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Factory activity shrank even further in Read More »

Finnish paper makers helped once Russia joins WTO

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Finnish paper mills will get a rare boost from lower costs once Russia enters the World Trade Organization and cuts its export duties on raw wood, the Finnish business lobby said. Read More »

India weakens retail reform as opposition grows

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

India's government appeared to be backtracking over a move to allow foreign supermarket giants such as Wal-Mart to enter Asia's third-largest economy, as political opposition grew over one of the most far-reaching economic reforms in years. Read More »

South Korea exports top forecasts, inflation climbs

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

South Korean exports in November topped expectations while inflation picked up, reinforcing market views that the central bank will keep interest rates steady for some time despite worries about Europe's deepening debt crisis. Read More »

Thailand lets Honda import cars tariff-free to June

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Thailand's government said it would let Honda Motor Co import assembled cars tariff-free until next June to replace output lost because of recent flooding. Read More »

US, EU mull free trade talks, sign secure trade pact

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and European Union have agreed to reduce red tape related to cargo security and pledged to work toward tearing down tariffs and regulatory barriers between the world's largest trading partners. Read More »

Zepol surpasses 100 million US import Bills of Lading

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, has announced that their signature trade intelligence tool, TradeIQ', now contains over 100 million searchable U.S. import bills of lading. This marks a major milestone for the company that Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Global supermarkets wary of fine print on India invite

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Global supermarket chains welcomed a long-awaited invitation from India to invest in the country's $450 billion retail market, but they fear the small print may keep a lid on investment in the short term. Read More »

New EU sugar exports anger Australia, Brazil producers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union approved the export of 700,000 tons of "out-of-quota" sugar from Dec. 1, drawing an angry reaction from producers in Australia and Brazil, who accused the bloc of breaching its trade commitments. Read More »

Steel imports decline in October over September led by decline in semifinished steel imports


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined in October compared to September by 3.2 percent based on preliminary reporting by the government. 'Import arrivals continue to be weak, reflecting uncertain market conditions in the US. Due to hesitant buyers, prices were declining at t Read More »

‘We’re Open’, India tells foreign retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

India has opened its supermarket sector to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, pushing through a major reform aimed at attracting foreign capital and potentially easing stubbornly high inflation. Read More »

Canada, Mexico defeat USA in WTO meat ruling

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

Canada and Mexico won a trade case against a U.S. law on meat labeling at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

China’s yuan could challenge dollar

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

China's economy is moving up the value chain and its currency could "mount a challenge" to the U.S. dollar in five to 10 years, a congressionally created commission reported Wednesday. Read More »

Obama to announce Asian export deals for Boeing, GE

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama will showcase a $21.7 billion deal Boeing has struck with Indonesia's largest domestic airline, Lion Air, the White House said. Read More »

Steel exports increase in September
 exports to Asia lead month on month increase 


AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in September compared to August by 2 percent. 'While exports decreased to the US's largest export market, NAFTA, by 4 percent, that decreased was more than offset by increased exports to Asia and other Western Hemisphere markets du Read More »