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Premium Article  China: no longer only a low-cost haven

Peter Buxbaum | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The costs of Chinese goods are increasing, but so also are quality and the expertise of manufacturers.
Sourcing products from China used to be motivated by a singular consideration: lower costs. That motivation is still present, despite comp Read More »

Premium Article  Hong Kong sees retail exports improving

George Lauriat | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Despite figures released by the U.S. government on August 5 that indicate a slow recovery based on continuing low unemployment, the view from Hong Kong is that the exportation of retail goods from China is improving.

“We definitely see a reb Read More »

Kenyan tea exports disrupted by ship collision

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Some Kenyan tea export schedules have been disrupted after a ship carrying a cargo of tea collided with another vessel off the west coast of India and lost a number of containers, traders said. Read More »

WTO raps EU anti-dumping in China fasteners case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has condemned the way the European Union assesses duties on unfairly priced imports in a complaint brought by China over sales of screws and bolts, a person familiar with the case said.

The ruling, if confirmed, d Read More »

US trade gap widens sharply in June

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed.

The monthly trade gap totaled $49.9 billion, the highest since Read More »

U.S. considers next step in China duties case

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department is analyzing a court ruling that strikes at its ability to simultaneously apply two sets of import duties on goods from China, a department official said.

"My staff is still taking a look at that decision ... and Read More »

Outsourcing reversed as Brazil companies target US

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Emerging economies' rapid recovery from the global recession is leading to some curious role reversals.
Rather than looking to the rich world as just a place to sell their wares, developing-world multinationals are turning to their wealthy n Read More »

“Mules” stretch limits of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

It all starts with a description given over a mobile phone: "Look for a woman with long blonde hair, blue jeans, silver heels and a black T-shirt arriving on the next flight from Miami."

When the woman emerges from Havana's international airp Read More »

Australia to appeal WTO ruling on apples

AJOT | August 15, 2010 | International Trade

Australia will appeal against a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that decades-old restrictions enforced by Canberra on New Zealand apple imports breach international trade laws, the government said.

The WTO ruled Australian quar Read More »

Coffee helps boost Ethiopia exports to $2 billion

AJOT | August 09, 2010 | International Trade

Resurgent coffee sales and diversification into other products lifted Ethiopia's exports to a record $2 billion in 2009/2010 from $1.5 billion in the previous year, the trade ministry told Reuters.

"Coffee has bounced back to $528 million thi Read More »

Premium Article  Has the dry bulk market slide come to a halt?

George Lauriat | August 08, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

After the worse slide in dry bulk rates since the financial crisis, the question is has the three-month slide actually stopped?

Is it really over? A long slide downward for the BDI (Baltic Dry Index – the principal shipping and trade Read More »

Premium Article  Advance International Transport co-ordinates multi-port freight shipment for Mitsubishi

AJOT | August 08, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

International project freight forwarder, Advance International Transport has successfully co-ordinated the shipment of oil industry project cargo from two countries for Mitsubishi Corporation destined for a vital Brazilian oil industry project.

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USTR says White House not blocking China trade cases

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's national security advisors have not stopped U.S. trade officials from filing legal challenges against China, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

"We've not experienced any instances at all where we have made a re Read More »

USTR Kirk “frustrated” with Russia on poultry

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The top U.S. trade official voiced frustration that Russia has not resumed imports of U.S. poultry, despite an agreement to do so, and said the countries were working to iron out the latest rift.

"We're frustrated. We thought we reached an ag Read More »

Fight between U.S. and Brazil threatens trade

AJOT | August 05, 2010 | International Trade

The road to rock bottom for relations between Brazil and the United States, a dispute that now threatens business ties between the two Western Hemisphere economic giants, began in Brasilia in March.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Read More »

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