International Trade

US hopes NSA surveillance won’t derail data trade goals

AJOT | June 12, 2013 | International Trade

A top U.S. trade official acknowledged that revelations of U.S. government surveillance of phone and internet records could complicate trade negotiations aimed at reducing barriers to cross-border electronic data flows. Read More »

Daimler CEO does not expect EU-China trade spat to hit cars

AJOT | June 11, 2013 | International Trade

German luxury carmaker Daimler does not expect the current spat between the European Union and China will escalate to include cars, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said. Read More »

Export slowdown threatens emerging Asia’s credit-fueled boom

AJOT | June 11, 2013 | International Trade

A deepening slump in exports is sending tremors through Asia, threatening to undermine some booming emerging economies that have surged ahead in recent years on a heady combination of easy credit, buoyant consumer demand and strong domestic investment. Read More »

France to defend cultural exceptions on trade “to the end”

AJOT | June 11, 2013 | International Trade

France said it would ensure cultural exceptions on its products were preserved in any transatlantic trade deal, a stance which might block the planned opening of talks between the European Union and Washington. Read More »

Peru posts record trade deficit of nearly half a billion in April

AJOT | June 11, 2013 | International Trade

Peru posted a trade deficit of $452.3 million in April, the biggest monthly deficit on record, the central bank said. Read More »

Report warns G8 of stealthy surge in protectionism

AJOT | June 11, 2013 | International Trade

Major economies competing to restore export-led growth are stealthily imposing more protectionist measures than at any time since the financial crisis began, a leading trade monitoring group said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Read More »

Amber Road opens EMEA headquarters in Munich

AJOT | June 10, 2013 | International Trade

Amber Road, a leading provider of HYPERLINK "http://www.amberroad.com/html/solutions.shtml"global trade management solutions (GTM), has announced that it has opened an office in Munich, Germany to serve as its EMEA headquarters. Read More »

EU to seek WTO ruling against Chinese steel duties

AJOT | June 10, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union plans to lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Chinese duties on steel tubes used in power plants, EU sources said, opening another front in a rapidly escalating trade conflict with Beijing. Read More »

Senate panels back Obama nominee Froman for top trade post

AJOT | June 10, 2013 | International Trade

The Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of White House chief international economic affairs adviser Mike Froman to be U.S. trade representative, setting the stage for full Senate approval. Read More »

Canada targets US meat, other products in labels spat

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

Canada wants to impose tariffs on U.S. imports ranging from meat to cherries, rice and potatoes to retaliate against the United States for what it calls a costly meat labeling requirement, escalating a 4-year-old dispute. Read More »

China trade data underscores growth worries

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

China's exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year in May while imports unexpectedly fell, government data showed on Saturday, underlining concerns that growth in the world's second-largest economy could slow anew in the second quarter. Read More »

China’s economy stumbles in May, growth seen sliding in Q2

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

Risks are rising that China's economic growth will slide further in the second quarter after weekend data showed unexpected weakness in May trade and domestic activity struggling to pick up. Read More »

France’s Hollande says EU, China must resolve trade disputes

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

French President Francois Hollande said the European Union must work with China and called for a balanced resolution to an escalating trade dispute that began with solar panels but has since spread to European wines. Read More »

Mexico says it may suspend US trade preferences over meat labels

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

Mexico's Economy Ministry said it was considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling. Read More »

Argentina’s January trade surplus seen down 28%

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Argentina's trade surplus for January is seen falling 28 percent year-on-year, hit by weaker demand for the country's exports, particularly slower car sales to neighboring Brazil, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

China opens box office to more U.S. movies

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China agreed to open its market to more American movies, in a dramatic Hollywood ending to a week-long visit by China's leader-in-waiting that produced billions of dollars in business deals. Read More »

China to increase tax rebate to exporters

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China will increase export tax rebates to aid the export sector, which is feeling the punch from the European debt crisis, the China Daily reported, citing the trade ministry. Read More »

China’s Xi, US officials talk food trade in Iowa

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, gathered with U.S. agricultural officials in America's grainbelt on Thursday and stressed their shared interests in fostering increased food security and trade in farm goods. Read More »

Court says Apple can still sell iPads in Shanghai

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

A Shanghai court has rejected a request in a trademark case to stop Apple selling its iPad tablet computers in the city, averting an embarrassing suspension of iPad sales in its own flagship stores. Read More »

EU seeks legal opinion on global copyright pact

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

The European Union's executive said it would refer a disputed global agreement to tackle online piracy to the bloc's highest court to check whether it complies with EU fundamental rights. Read More »