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China’s rare earths export cut raises trade concerns

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has raised fresh international trade concerns after slashing export quotas on rare earths minerals, risking action from the United States at the World Trade Organization.

China, which produces about 97 percent of the global supply of rare earth Read More »

China to probe US dumping DDGS to China

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into U.S. distillers' dried grains (DDGS), threatening a trade that has grown massively in the last year, benefiting U.S. ethanol producers and Chinese meat eaters.

DDGS, a by-product of ethanol product Read More »

China aims to improve trade balance in 2011

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China will try to import more in 2011 while keeping exports steady, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said, in a sign that the world's second-largest economy is keen to pull more weight as a consumer. Read More »

Beef, pork seen next on China commodity shopping list

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

China's appearance in a commodities market can send prices soaring as suppliers scramble to meet demand -- and beef and pork could get the jolt in 2011. The rapid expansion of the world's second-largest economy means that supply and demand of many commodi Read More »

EU ends duties on Gaza, West Bank farm, fish goods

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union will scrap import duties for up to 10 years on farm and fish products from Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, it said, a move aimed at helping an economy weakened by conflict with Israel.

The deal affects small volumes of trade Read More »

China needs to maintain trade surplus

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

It is essential for China to maintain a trade surplus and expand its share of global trade, a senior official said in comments reported that appeared to cut against the government's pledge to seek more balanced trade ties.

Zhong Shan, a vice commerce Read More »

US Congress renews very few trade benefits

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. Congress approved a six-week renewal of duty-free treatment for goods from Colombia and Ecuador, but will allow similar benefits for about 130 other countries to expire.

The extension provides just enough time for flower exporters in Colombia Read More »

Brazil says wins WTO orange juice case against US

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization ruled in Brazil's favor in a dispute over the United States' anti-dumping measures on orange juice imports, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said.

The decision by the WTO was preliminary and could be appealed by Washington, a spo Read More »

Wal-Mart invests in Chinese e-commerce firm

AJOT | January 03, 2011 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , the world's largest retailer, has invested in China's top online seller of consumer electronics and communication products, in a push to extend its reach to more Chinese buyers.

Chinese online business-to-consumer (B2C) company 3 Read More »

Meat, agriculture unresolved in Russia WTO bid

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's 17-year bid to join the World Trade Organisation still hinges on agreements being reached on meat imports and agricultural subsidies, Moscow's WTO negotiator Maxim Medvedkov said.

Russia hopes to finally join the 153-member trade body next ye Read More »

EU Commission wins more power on trade tariff moves

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | International Trade

European Union lawmakers approved a voting reform that shifts power over decisions on import tariffs worth millions of euros away from national governments to EU institutions.

The move ends a year of divisive debate over whether to empower the executi Read More »

India Jan naphtha exports may rise 6% on higher output

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | International Trade

India's January naphtha exports are expected to rise about 6 percent versus December as overall refinery output is anticipated to increase, industry sources said.

Traders are expecting January exports to be around 850,000 tons, higher than the 800,000 Read More »

EU, Mercosur trade talks going well

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | International Trade

Trade talks between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur to create the world's largest free trade zone are going well and could conclude by mid-2011, Brazil's foreign minister said.

In May the two sides re-launched talks that had Read More »

China rare earths exports double in November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | International Trade

China's monthly exports of rare earth metals more than doubled in November to 2,090 tonnes, bouncing back after falling by more than three-quarters in October, data supplied by China Customs Statistics Information Centre (HK)

While the monthly volume Read More »

US politics could slow Russian WTO bid

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. politics may again delay Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation as the White House struggles to get Congress to repeal Cold War trade rules, the head of the top U.S. business lobby in Russia said.

A U.S.-Russia bilateral deal is one o Read More »

WTO panel upholds U.S. duty on Chinese tires

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

The United States was entitled to impose extra safeguard duties on Chinese tires, a World Trade Organization dispute panel said in a ruling published, rejecting a Chinese complaint.

The dispute contrasted the commitments of governments to fight protec Read More »

WTO to help Russia’s image, hurt its manufacturers

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's long-awaited WTO entry is set to boost investor sentiment but also push domestic manufacturers into a painful struggle to shape up against global competition that could take them years.

After 17 years of talks, Moscow hopes to join the World Read More »

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