International Trade

Thai PTT Global eyes China, Indonesia for expansion

AJOT | January 30, 2012 | International Trade

Thailand's largest petrochemical maker, PTT Global Chemical Pcl, wants to invest in China and Indonesia to expand its production base and tap into growth potential in those fast-growing countries. Read More »

US businesses object to Obama trade agencies plan

AJOT | January 30, 2012 | International Trade

A coalition of over 80 U.S. business groups raised concerns about President Barack Obama's plan to create a new department of trade by consolidating the relatively small office of the U.S. Trade Representative with five other agencies. Read More »

US duties on China solar would hurt jobs

AJOT | January 30, 2012 | International Trade

A U.S. solar industry group fighting a rival coalition's request for steep import duties on solar cells and modules made in China released a report warning more than 60,000 U.S. jobs could be lost if duties are imposed. Read More »

US rivals accuse China of dumping solar panels

AJOT | January 30, 2012 | International Trade

Chinese solar panel makers flooded the U.S. market with their products at the end of last year in anticipation of potential duties on those products, a coalition of American solar manufacturers said, a charge refuted by some top Chinese companies. Read More »

Sourcing clause could deter foreign retailers in India

AJOT | January 23, 2012 | International Trade

Local-sourcing requirements could deter foreign retailers from taking advantage of new rules allowing them to take full ownership of their operations in India, and many potential investors are seeking more clarity from the government. Read More »

Several countries allow fungicide found in US orange juice

AJOT | January 23, 2012 | International Trade

U.S. regulators may ban orange juice shipments from Brazil after finding a fungicide prohibited in the United States, which sent orange juice futures to an all-time high. Read More »

BMW’s South Carolina expansion plans demonstrate unique value of Foreign-Trade Zones Program

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, recipient of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones' 2011 Exporter of the Year award, has announced plans to significantly expand the capacity of its only U.S. plant by adding 300 jobs in 2012 and 700 more over the Read More »

Brazil beef industry sees record exports in 2012

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil's main beef industry group said exports could recover after a slowdown in 2011 and it expects rising prices and growth in key markets to result in record sales revenues of $6 billion. Read More »

Mexico says no US chicken tariffs for now

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

Mexico said it would hold off imposing anti-dumping tarriffs on chicken imports from the United States pending further investigation into disputed trade practices. Read More »

Orange juice rallies to near record on Brazil juice worries

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

Orange juice prices have charged within a whisker of last week's panic-induced record high on speculation the United States may ban Brazilian juice imports which had used an illegal fungicide, traders said. Read More »

South Korea to resume imports of Canada beef

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

South Korea will end a nine-year ban on Canadian beef imports, Korean media reported. Read More »

US appeals WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna label

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

The United States said it was appealing a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna in a longrunning spat with Mexico. Read More »

US to probe imports of China, Vietnam wind towers

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department said it was launching an investigation that could lead to steep import duties on more than $100 million worth of wind energy towers from China and Vietnam. Read More »

Steel exports gain in November over October

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in November compared to October by nearly 7 percent, according to government data. 'The good news is that exports increased to every international market except Africa, including the EU, notwithstanding concerns about the EU econo Read More »

Brazil citrus depends on US banned fungicide

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil, the world's top orange juice exporter, will continue to depend on a fungicide that is banned in the United States even though its use jeopardizes exports to the U.S. market, a researcher and a producer said. Read More »

Mexico growers say orange juice exports will pass tests

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Mexican orange growers said they are confident their juice exports will pass new U.S. inspections for an illegal fungicide that was found in Brazilian juice but is not common in Mexico. Read More »

Tropicana moves to all Florida juice in some types

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

PepsiCo Inc is returning to using only oranges from Florida in its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juices, a decision made several months ago, before low levels of fungicide were found in oranges from Brazil, the company confirmed. Read More »

Daimler Trucks to add 1,200 jobs in U.S. by September

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Daimler Trucks will hire 1,200 new workers by September in North Carolina to add a second shift at its largest Freightliner vehicle manufacturing plant and boost staff at a nearby components plant. Read More »

EU launches WTO suit on Canadian renewable power

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

The European Union has escalated a trade dispute over Canadian provincial rules for solar and wind energy subsidies by asking the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to rule on the case, the WTO said. Read More »

Nestle sees newcomers joining China’s milk industry

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Swiss food giant Nestle's move to create a 2.5 billion-yuan ($396 million) joint venture milk supply centre in northeast China will encourage local entrepreneurs to enter the industry, said a senior Nestle executive in China. Read More »