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International Trade

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Holiday shipping up in the air in weak US economy

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Toy store owner Eric Masoncup is playing a high-stakes game as he readies holiday orders in this shaky U.S. economy: If he delays too long, he will not only pay higher costs to fly in goods, he risks late deliveries in the last-minute crush. Read More »

China seeks to avoid shouting matches with US

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

China wants to quell tensions with the United States through quiet talk, not shouting matches, senior officials told White House advisers, saying the two powers should focus on repairing the global economy.

The Chinese officials made the conciliatory Read More »

EU, US suspend tariff dispute, no sanctions yet

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organisation halted arbitration between the United States and European Union after the two sides requested more time to resolve an import tariff dispute without sanctions.

The suspension gives the U.S. up to a year to fulfill its side Read More »

Brazilian mouse made US elephant run on trade

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva boasted of having won trade disputes against the United States and likened his country to a mouse that scared an elephant.

"We had a fight with the United States in the WTO on cotton and we won. We had a f Read More »

Steel imports increase in July

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased 18.6% in July compared to June according to preliminary government reporting. 'The increased arrivals in July over June reflect improved market conditions in the second quarter when prices were strengthening and lead times stretching ou Read More »

EU seals deal on Pakistan trade breaks

AJOT | September 09, 2010 | International Trade

European Union leaders agreed to grant limited trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of devastating floods and maintain political stability, diplomats said.

Pakistan will receive an "immediate and time-limited reduction Read More »

U.S. turns down China currency probes in two cases

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department decided not to investigate whether China subsidizes exports to the United States by undervaluing its currency, prompting renewed calls for Congress to act on the issue.

"It's clear that China games the system by m Read More »

Myanmar could become a top rice exporter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Military-ruled Myanmar, once the world's biggest rice exporter, is taking steps to revive the sector after years of mismanagement and could become a top exporter again in a few years, officials and traders said.

Under British colonial rule, t Read More »

Southeast Asia drinks sector sparkles

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Global drinks firms, thirsty for acquisitions to expand their offerings and reach, are eyeing assets in Southeast Asia, as tough regulatory hurdles quash their interest in giants China and India.

Some deals are already in the bag, with Kirin Read More »

Siam Cement sees good demand, ASEAN expansion

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

Siam Cement, Thailand's leading industrial conglomerate, plans to invest at least 20 billion baht ($639 million) at home and abroad over the next five years to expand its cement business and upgrade products, Pramote Techasupatkul, president of SCG Cement Read More »

World trade grows by 25 pct in 2nd quarter

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | International Trade

World trade continued to rebound strongly in the first half of this year, rising by over a quarter from year-ago levels, with emerging economies showing particularly powerful export growth, World Trade Organization figures showed.

Trade typic Read More »

Premium Article  Trade opportunities vary in Brazil and Colombia

Karen Thuermer | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil, with its rapidly expanding economy, and Colombia, which could reap multiple benefits from a free trade agreement with the United States, offer enormous potential to shippers of imported and exported goods.
By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT Read More »

Premium Article  An alternative to Asia

Peter Buxbaum | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Latin America presents advantages, disadvantages to traditional sourcing venues
Most U.S. companies automatically think of China, Southeast Asia, and India when the subject of the sourcing of products comes up. But Latin America presents an Read More »

Premium Article  Peru: holding its own in an uncertain world

Peter Buxbaum | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Sound economic policies shielded the country from the worst of the global recession while continuing infrastructure investments boost the economy.
Peru is a comer among South American economies. While usually not spoken of in the same breath Read More »

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