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US urges Vietnam to join trans-Pacific trade pact

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam should join a U.S.-initiated trans-Pacific partnership to boost trade and competitiveness, a U.S. trade official said.

The trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) will help bolster U.S.-Vietnam ties and increase Vietnam's competitiveness in t Read More »

Premium Article  Distribution centers evolve with the times

Karen Thuermer | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade

Richard Allen, CEO, The Allen Group, recently said: “Growth in distribution is all about containerized shipments.”

One only has to view the investment steamship lines are committing to larger containerships to realize this fact. Much of thi Read More »

Premium Article  Morocco to invest $13 blllion in supply chains

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Morocco plans to invest 116 billion dirhams ($12.97 billion) by 2030 to develop how it handles goods in its drive to boost growth and become a regional trade and investment hub, its transport minister said. Read More »

Premium Article  Charleston launches new rail-served warehouse program

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Driven by a surge in exports and broad customer demand, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is teaming up with the Charleston region’s rail-served warehouses to serve targeted export accounts through the Port of Charleston. Read More »

Nokia pedals hard to stay ahead in cheap markets

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Nokia Oyj , the world's top cellphone maker, unveiled four new cheap models and a bicycle charger in a move to protect its dominance in emerging markets.

Nokia said the 15-euro charger was targeted at developing countries with limited access to electr Read More »

India may allow Chinese telecom imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Indian government may allow imports of Chinese telecom equipment after security checks, a top Indian government official said, indicating a softening of India's position on an issue that has clouded ties between the two Asian powers. Read More »

China will treat foreign firms fairly in procurement deals

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Chinese government will treat foreign companies fairly, including with regard to government procurement deals, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said.

His comments, reported on the ministry's website on Monday, appeared to be aimed at Read More »

Population, incomes tilt India towards food imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years.

Forecasts of a normal Read More »

UK trade deficit widens in April, ash hits exports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was wider than expected in April, after disruption to air traffic as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud hit both exports and imports, official data showed.

The Office for Nati Read More »

U.S. Senator sees push to move China currency bill

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

A leading U.S. Senate critic of China's currency policy said a group of her colleagues were determined to push legislation allowing the Commerce Department to use anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws against China's exchange rate. Read More »

WTO report to show protectionism under control

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Protectionism is still a risk as unemployment remains high in many countries despite the recovery but it has so far not caused the serious damage that some feared, a World Trade Organization report will argue.

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy Read More »

Brazil’s trade surplus widens in May on exports

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's May trade surplus came in above forecasts and widened from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $3.443 billion in May, compared with a previously-reported surplus of $1.28 billion in Apri Read More »

Poor country trade hammered by commodity prices

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

The drop in commodities prices following the financial crisis has made it much harder for the world's poorest countries to buy manufactured goods, according to a study.

The report by the International Trade Center (ITC) shows that least devel Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan agree customs union minus Belarus

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to launch a customs union from July 1 in a move that complicates accession talks with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and further sours relations with Belarus.

Russia will resume accession talks, now in their s Read More »

WTO questions China’s export barriers

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

China's curbs on exports of some raw materials to conserve resources may not meet the stated goals while giving Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage, the World Trade Organization said.

The remarks, in a report prepared for China's two-ye Read More »

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