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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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US says China blocking stuck Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round is stuck and a deal is impossible until China and other big emerging economies join real negotiations to open their markets, a top U.S. trade official said.

The unusually outspoken commen Read More »

US lawmakers renew drive for China currency bill

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers dismissed China's recent step toward a more flexible currency policy as too little too late and said they would pursue legislation to press Beijing for more significant reform.

"Nothing ever changes unless you force China to ac Read More »

Protectionism mounting despite G20 pledge

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Major trading powers are continuing to impose protectionist measures in defiance of a promise by G20 leaders to keep markets open, according to a report by independent economists. Read More »

G20 to warn against complacency on economy

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The Group of 20 major economies will warn against complacency in tackling the global economic crisis and say that sickly public accounts could hit long-term growth, a draft G20 document shows. Read More »

Customs Union raises palm oil import duty

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has decided to increase its import tariff on packaged palm oil for nine months from June 21, the union's commission executive body said. Read More »

Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil suspended retaliatory measures against U.S. goods over a cotton subsidy dispute until 2012, giving the United States more time to tackle the thorny issue of agriculture reform.

The government said a deal agreed upon between the two cou Read More »

US House lawmaker warns China on currency

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A top U.S. Democratic lawmaker urged China to quickly raise the value of its currency to avoid action from President Barack Obama's administration or frustrated members of Congress. Read More »

US grapples with launching China currency probe

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | International Trade

A U.S. decision to get tough on China currency practices by slapping duties on some Chinese goods could backfire on the United States and be ruled illegal under world trade rules, experts said.

Under pressure from lawmakers who blame the huge Read More »

Premium Article  Ro-ro carriers feel rebound in 2010

Peter Buxbaum | June 16, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Increasing demand for equipment seen
Ocean carriers providing roll on-roll off services for vehicles and equipment are feeling cautiously optimistic about their businesses, thanks to encouraging signs which have emerged in the first few mont Read More »

Premium Article  Japan’s exports jump on robust Asian growth

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

Japanese exports rose in April from a year earlier on the back of robust growth in Asia and a recovery in the United States, though Europe's debt woes could cloud the outlook for Japan's export-led recovery. Read More »

Premium Article  North Asia trade shows rebound

Karen Thuermer | June 16, 2010 | International Trade

While the world economy may not yet be completely out of the woods, indicators show some promise. Consider the trade figures coming out of North Asia, markets that encompass important trade partners South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

By Karen Read More »

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