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Premium Article  Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) - a win win?

George Lauriat | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

During the news conference after the new FTA was agreed, South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon said, the new KORUS is a “win-win” deal for both parties.

On announcing the KORUS FTA, President Barack Obama said, “This deal is a win for American Read More »

Zepol reports November containerized imports fall

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for November, measured in TEUs, decreased 0.92% from October and increased 14.23% over November 2009. The total number of shipments rose slightly at 0.20% from Read More »

PepsiCo eyes East European expansion in dairy

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

PepsiCo , which last week struck a $3.8 billion deal to buy Russia's Wimm-Bill-Dann, plans to expand further on the East European dairy market, including via acquisitions, a senior executive said.

Ramon Laguarta, President of PepsiCo Eastern Europe, t Read More »

Obama pushes export reforms, eyes Russia in WTO

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced strong support for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization as he laid out an overhaul of export controls to help U.S. high-tech firms increase foreign sales.

Obama aims to double U.S. exports within five y Read More »

South Korea and Malaysia eye free trade pact

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

South Korea and Malaysia may enter a free trade pact as they look to double trade in five years, the two countries said.

"We managed to achieve a tremendous amount of bilateral trade, in the figure of $16 billion (this year), and in the next five year Read More »

US labor group to oppose Obama on South.Korea trade

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

The largest U.S. labor organization said it will fight President Barack Obama on a free trade deal with South Korea, despite changes his administration made to the pact to broaden support.

The revised deal still fails to meet the AFL-CIO's requirement Read More »

Panasonic eyes growth in washing machine sales

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Panasonic Corp is aiming to grow 30 percent in washing machines sales in fiscal 2012 from 2009 standards by expanding its product line-up priced for middle-income households in emerging markets, the Nikkei said.

The company targets sales of 5.3 millio Read More »

Mitsubishi invests $535 mlllin to make new car in Thailand

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Mitsubishi Motors Corp said it would spend 16 billion baht ($535 million) to build its new "Global Small" car in Thailand, announcing a new factory with initial capacity of 150,000 cars a year.

The plant, the Japanese automaker's third in Thailand and Read More »

Israel relaxes Gaza grip, permitting exports

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Israel announced a further relaxation of its blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, saying exports of manufactured goods would now be permitted in a move that major powers welcomed as significant.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israe Read More »

EU and India resolve dispute over generic drugs

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union and India said they had resolved a dispute over generic drugs in which was referred to the World Trade Organisation last year. Indian Trade and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told Reuters the EU's trade chief, Karel De Gucht, had told I Read More »

Consumer sentiment, trade point to firmer US recovery

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. economic data painted a picture of a firming recovery as consumer confidence rose to its highest level in six months and the country's trade deficit narrowed much more than expected.

Consumer sentiment in December rose to its highest level since Read More »

Canada trade deficit down, surplus with US shrinks

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

The Canadian trade deficit was smaller than expected in October, with stronger international exports of industrial goods and materials helping to overcome a shrinking surplus with the United States, by far Canada's largest trading partner.

The deficit Read More »

Diageo in talks to buy Turkey’s Mey Icki

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Diageo is in preliminary talks to buy Turkish spirits company Mey Icki, people familiar with the matter said, as part of the push by the world's biggest drinks company into high-growth emerging markets.

Diageo has expressed interest and could pay up t Read More »

Panasonic cautious on US, Europe holiday sales

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | International Trade

Consumer electronics maker Panasonic Corp said it sees no strong recovery in year-end sales in North America and Europe, but expects to pull its loss-making TV unit into the black in the January-March quarter.

Panasonic's president, Fumio Ohtsubo, als Read More »

Anti-dumping investigations fall in first half

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

The number of anti-dumping investigations -- probes into unfairly priced imports -- notified to the World Trade Organization fell in the first half of this year, the WTO said.

The figures indicate an easing of protectionist tensions as economies picke Read More »

Asia learns painful lessons from euro zone crisis

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

One more victim can be added to the casualty list from the fallout of the euro zone debt crisis: the cause of currency integration in Asia.

The idea that countries as different as Japan and Laos, or Singapore and Myanmar, might share the same money ha Read More »

China may pay roubles for timber, seafood

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

China wants to pay in roubles for Russian timber, coking coal and seafood, as the two countries seek to boost bilateral trade in national currencies, Russian central bank official Viktor Melnikov said on Monday.

Russia's MICEX exchange will start trad Read More »

EU agrees to back Russia’s WTO entry

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union formally backed Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization, clearing the way for Moscow to join the body in 2011, after 17 years of trying.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Read More »

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