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EU shoemakers drop call to extend Asia shoe tariffs

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

European shoemakers will drop their call for an extension of contentious import tariffs on shoes from China and Vietnam, instead seeking strict monitoring of imports, Europe's largest footwear group said.

EU officials have agreed to conduct weekly mon Read More »

EU to cut punitive China fibreglass tariff

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

The European Commission plans a significant cut in the punitive tariffs it imposed last year on Chinese-made fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats and people close to the issue told Reuters.

The Commission, the European Union's Read More »

China urges easing of EU high-tech export controls

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

China urged Britain to lobby for an easing of European Union controls on high-tech exports to China.

"We hope our British colleagues can help urge the European Union to relax its restrictions on high-tech exports to China," international trade represe Read More »

Embraer to sell 10 commercial jets to China’s CDB

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer agreed to sell 10 of its best-selling commercial aircraft to the leasing unit of China Development Bank, in a deal that could be valued at about $400 million at current market prices.

Deliveries are expected to begin i Read More »

Norway eyes trade deal with China in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Norway hopes to iron out a free-trade agreement with China during 2011, its trade and industry minister said after a $2 billion sale of a Norwegian silicon producer to a Chinese company. "We have the ambition to land the trade deal during 2011," Trond Gis Read More »

Zepol releases 2010 US export review

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced the release of a report today analyzing recent export trends for 29 major U.S. industries. This report provides detailed information on 3-digit NAICS (North American Industry Classificat Read More »

US senators doubt WTO would uphold US ethanol tariff

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. senators John McCain and John Barrasso said the extension of U.S. ethanol subsidies and a tariff on imports is likely illegal under international trade rules, lending some support to Brazil's opposition to U.S. ethanol policy.

"I believe the WTO Read More »

2011 could be big year for Obama on trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

After years of trade policy stalemate, there could be big strides in 2011 with approval of U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and perhaps even the end of the longest-ever round of globa Read More »

Australia grain shipments on track despite floods

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Grains shipments from Australia are set to gather pace in the coming weeks despite record floods in Queensland and a poor quality crop in one of the world's biggest wheat exporters, trade sources say. There have been growing concerns over global grain sho Read More »

Canada pork, beef exports soar in 2010

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Canada likely shipped a record volume of pork in 2010, especially to the United States, Russia and Mexico, but an industry official said shrinking herds will make that feat tough to match this year.

Beef exports may have tallied up the largest volume Read More »

Commodity costs pose risks to German trade

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Rising prices for raw materials will be the main challenge for German trade in 2011 and will prompt imports to rise faster than exports, the head of the country's main trading association (BGA) said.

BGA President Anton Boerner said he expected import Read More »

G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

The Group of 20 leading economies have started working-level talks on the soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis.

Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in se Read More »

German imports jump offers hope to euro zone strugglers

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Germany's trade surplus narrowed in November as imports gained more than expected, a sign domestic demand is growing in strength although other data showed retail sales and industrial output dipped the same month.

Berlin's struggling euro zone partner Read More »

Top 10 rice exporting, importing countries

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | International Trade

Ample rice supplies from top exporters Thailand and Vietnam will ensure prices of Asia's main staple remain in check early this year, sparing at least one food item from record high prices that have raised fears of unrest.

While U.S. wheat and corn fu Read More »

Israeli polished diamond exports up 48% in 2010

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Israeli exports of net polished diamonds jumped 48.1 percent to $5.8 billion in 2010 as the industry recovered from the global financial crisis and expanded its presence in Asia, the Industry and Trade Ministry said.

The diamond processing sector is o Read More »

Steel imports decline in November NAFTA decline leads the way

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Steel imports declined 5.5 percent in November compared to October. 'Weak market conditions in November affected shipments especially from our NAFTA partner, Mexico. Weak market conditions in late summer/early fall also depressed arrivals from offshore s Read More »

US stresses need to reduce China trade imbalance

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's national security adviser pressed for efforts to reduce U.S.-China trade imbalances and also discussed ways to rein in North Korea in with China's foreign minister.

Obama, who joined the meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Y Read More »

Bangladesh exports surge 68% on apparel sales

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

Bangladesh's exports in December surged 68 percent to a record $1.988 billion, boosted by ready-made garments sales, the Export Promotion Bureau said.

Exports for July to December, the first half of 2010/11 fiscal year, were up 41 percent at $10.26 bi Read More »

China wants more open German market

AJOT | January 04, 2011 | International Trade

China wants to develop the untapped purchasing power of its domestic consumers and hopes Berlin will support the expansion of Chinese companies in Germany, a top Beijing official said.

Chinese firms should have the chance to further boost some $1 bill Read More »

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