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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Premium Article  Perishables shipments “less-bad” than other sectors

Peter Buxbaum | October 12, 2009 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Overall, fruits are faring better than vegetables

Describing the current state of the perishables business, and in particular, fruits and vegetables, is reminiscent of President Obama's cheerleading of the flagging economy. A few month Read More »

Premium Article  West Coast perishables 2009

Leo Quigley | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

Increasingly, retailers who sell fresh fruit and vegetables have moved away from having their produce delivered from a local warehouse and are choosing instead to have it delivered Just In Time by truck in an effort to reduce their costs and deliver a fre Read More »

Solar industry to challenge US Customs tariff ruling

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

The US solar energy industry hopes to persuade Customs officials to reverse a decision to impose a 2.5% tariff on solar panel imports after more than two decades of duty-free trade in the product, an industry official said in an interview. Read More »

Strong euro handicaps European wheat exporters

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | International Trade

The strength of the euro against the dollar is proving an extra burden for European wheat exporters this season at a time when swelling global supplies have intensified export competition, traders and analysts said. Read More »

Premium Article  Panama Canal a possible threat to California container traffic

Leo Quigley | September 27, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The planned opening of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to create a sea change in global traffic patterns, with California potentially losing container traffic to Eastern US and Gulf ports.

- By Leo Quigley, A Read More »

AJOT to serve as a 2010 GFTC Media Sponsor

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | International Trade

Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) General Chairman Doug J. Marchand announced the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT) would serve as a media sponsor for the 2010 event. The 42nd GFTC will be held January 31 - February 2, 2010 at Read More »

Hong Kong remains world’s freest economy

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | International Trade

Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy according to the findings of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report released recently by the Cato Institute. This marks the 13th consecutive year Hong Kong has topped the ranking. Read More »

Premium Article  Customs reauthorization bill would enhance C-TPAT benefits

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The Customs reauthorization bill currently being considered by the Senate Finance Committee would firm up the requirements and benefits for participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

- By Peter Buxbaum, A Read More »

Premium Article  Customs reauthorization focuses on trade over security

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2009 | International Trade

Pending bill reverses trends of last eight years

Ever since the United States was hit by terror attacks in September 2001, many international trade practitioners have complained that the reaction of the federal government emphasized th Read More »

AAFA publishes updated restricted substances list

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published the fifth edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering apparel, footwear, and home textiles. The list, which has become the global industry standard for RSLs, together with a Read More »

Premium Article  Latin American Trade Blocs

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | International Trade

Mercosur
Mercosur has been called the "Common Market of the South." It was created by the 1991 Treaty of Asuncion with the goal of allowing free trade between member state and ultimately European Common style integration. It is the largest t Read More »

Premium Article  Obama seesawing on Colombia FTA

Peter Buxbaum | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

In May 2009, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the Obama administration would begin to push Congress to ratify the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. More recently, in August, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke proclaimed that the ad Read More »

Premium Article  Opening of Cuba would present opportunities to US ports

Karen Thuermer | August 30, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The composition of trade in Latin America and the Caribbean is on the cusp of major change. The recent softening of some US travel restrictions to the island by the Obama Administration is setting the stage for widening opportunity.
- By Karen E Read More »

Premium Article  AIIS applauds WTO decision on zeroing

AJOT | August 30, 2009 | International Trade

Recently, the WTO’s Appellate Body upheld a compliance panel’s ruling that the US failed to implement an earlier WTO ruling against the practice of zeroing. [Steel products were involved in the dispute.] The latest finding on zeroing will allow the Japa Read More »

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