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US “time out” on trade deals nears end

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | International Trade

A US "time out" on new trade agreements rooted in the Democratic Party's battle for the White House in 2008 appears to be nearly over as officials watch the European Union and others strike deals of their own.

Within months, free trade deals with Sout Read More »

Japan nuclear woes could mean more China exports

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | International Trade

China's agricultural exports to Japan could grow if radiation damage, which spurred China to ban some Japanese food imports, spreads, executives of China Metro-Rural Holdings.

The company develops and operates large agricultural trade and logistics ce Read More »

South Korea Q2 exports seen weighed down by uncertainty

AJOT | March 28, 2011 | International Trade

As uncertainties driven by high oil prices and Japan's devastating earthquake raise anxiety, South Korean exporters see their businesses turn bearish in the second quarter, private sector data showed.

The findings by the country's top association of f Read More »

Premium Article  End to Mexico truck dispute: a boost to logistics sector?

Peter Buxbaum | March 27, 2011 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Infrastructure investments designed to allow Mexico to compete
Earlier this month, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President Barack Obama announced, after a meeting in Washington, the terms of a new deal that would open up the bor Read More »

Premium Article  Brazil squeezes OJ competition

AJOT | March 27, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil’s the Saudi Arabia of orange juice. Like the Arab oil giant, Brazil by virtue of exporting 99% of its OJ, is the world’s dominant supplier. Last year, Brazil’s two largest OJ exporters dominated supply with an 80% slice of the European market. L Read More »

Premium Article  Labor issues stymie Colombia FTA

Peter Buxbaum | March 27, 2011 | International Trade

Is progress on the horizon or will agreement remain in limbo?
It has been well over four since the United States and Colombia signed a free trade agreement. Yet the accord is still not on the books, having been stalled in Congress.

By Read More »

Premium Article  World Bank’s IFC finances new Brazil container dock

AJOT | March 27, 2011 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private-sector lender, has arranged nearly $600 million in loans for a new container terminal that will raise capacity at Brazil's largest port.

The IFC will provide $97 million to Brasil T Read More »

Premium Article  Puerto Rico’s Bacardi Rum Takes on the World

Karen Thuermer | March 27, 2011 | International Trade

Bacardi Rum has its roots in Cuba after Don Facunda Bacardi Massó emigrated from Spain to Santiago de Cuba. While rum was the most popular drink in the Caribbean thanks to the region’s large sugarcane industry, he realized it needed to be made more palata Read More »

Premium Article  Chile looks to rise on export growth in 2011

George Lauriat | March 27, 2011 | International Trade

Despite setbacks of 2010, including the devastating earthquake in February (and subsequent rescue of 33 trapped miners in October) Chile seems poised to regain its economic initiative based on export growth. The question for the Obama Administration, i Read More »

Premium Article  PNW log exports up on China demand

Leo Quigley | March 27, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

China’s demand for raw logs has injected new life into lumber-dependent communities in the Pacific Northwest. The demand is the result of a tax placed on log exports by Moscow and initiatives by the lumber industry and government to introduce wood as a bu Read More »

China trade swings to largest deficit in 7 years

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China swung to a surprise trade deficit in February of $7.3 billion, its largest in seven years, as the Lunar New Year holiday dealt an unexpectedly sharp blow to exports.

It was China's first trade deficit since March last year and its biggest since Read More »

Euro area trade deficit widens in January

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Countries using the euro reported a wider trade deficit in January than a year earlier although trading activity continued to grow, according to figures published.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said the 17 countries using the euro ha Read More »

Ford wants to raise its game in ASEAN

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co said it planned to introduce eight new vehicles into Southeast Asia over the next five years as part of its effort to win market share in the fast-growing region.

The second-largest U.S. automaker has had a "favourable" year so far with Read More »

Steel imports decline in February from January 16.1%

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined by 16.1 percent in February compared to January according to preliminary government data. 'Imports declined from major supplying countries, such as Canada, Mexico, EU and Japan. Oil country tubular goods ' which had increased strongly i Read More »

EU seal pelts import ban dispute goes to WTO court

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

Seal pelt exporter Canada won the right to have its grievance against a European Union import ban heard through the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) court system.

The issue now goes before a panel of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body, a WTO official s Read More »

US says China missed copyright goods deadline

AJOT | March 24, 2011 | International Trade

China has missed a deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against restrictions on foreign companies distributing copyright-intensive goods like books, newspapers, films, DVDs and music, a U.S. official said.

"The U.S. government is Read More »

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