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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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US trade prospects with the CIS hinge on agreements

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | International Trade

There is great potential for a 'new' boom in US trade with the CIS. In the five years leading up to 2008, trade with the CIS surged. In 2009, with the global recession, US-CIS trade stalled. Reviving the impetus of five years ago may take a little time Read More »

Premium Article  High Liner Foods big player on NA seafood market

Leo Ryan | March 03, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

High Liner Foods Incorporated, a leading North American processor and marketer of frozen seafood products, has managed to ride the recession through increased sales and by closely monitoring costs of transportation of its various brands to retail and food Read More »

Premium Article  China key to unlocking US trade agenda

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama may have to first tackle concerns about China's trade and currency practices if he is serious about moving forward on free trade pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

With U.S. unemployment hovering near 10 percent a Read More »

Ireland seeks to lure foreign shipping companies

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

Ireland hopes to attract shipping companies and trade houses to base their European operations in the country, aiming to diversify its recession-hit economy, a senior Irish government agency official said on Friday. Ireland has been more successful than o Read More »

EU reaches trade deal with Colombia, Peru

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union reached a free trade deal with Colombia and Peru that will fully liberalise commerce in some sectors between the 27-country bloc and the two Latin American nations, the EU executive said.

The agreement will provide new mark Read More »

EU officials delay sugar trade dispute meet -producer body

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | International Trade

European Union officials have put on hold talks with the world's top sugar exporters over the bloc's controversial exports of the sweetener beyond agreed quota levels, an Australian sugar industry official said.

The talks, initiated by the Gl Read More »

Mexico, Brazil to discuss possible trade accord

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico and Brazil will begin formal talks over a possible free trade agreement between Latin America's two biggest economies, Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Calderon and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed the idea dur Read More »

Steel imports increase in January semis lead increase

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Imports increased by 15.9 percent in January compared to December but were off by 31 percent from January 2009. 'Imports increased in January in response to the slowly improving market conditions,' reported David Phelps, president, AIIS. Read More »

US slaps duties on steel pipe from China

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

The United States has imposed preliminary duties ranging from 11 to 13 percent on steel pipe from China it said were unfairly subsidized, a source familiar with the decision said. Read More »

World trade contracted 12% in 2009

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | International Trade

Global trade contracted by about 12 percent in 2009 but has started to pick up, the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said.

WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said the organisation had revised its previous estimate of a contraction of Read More »

Premium Article  Clearwater Seafoods a global export leader


Leo Ryan | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

From its humble beginnings in 1976 as a local lobster distributor in Nova Scotia, Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership has become one of the world’s leading export-oriented seafood companies. Annual sales last year virtually matched 2008 revenue of C$2 Read More »

Premium Article  Canadian exporters foresee improved outlook

Leo Ryan | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Canada’s exporters are confident that sales will improve in the first semester of 2010, according to a recent survey by the Export Development Corporation (EDC). But the latest trade figures from Statistics Canada demonstrate that a sharp fall in exports Read More »

Premium Article  Li & Fung huge for global sourcing; its IDS, a 3PL force

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Li & Fung is a force to contend with in China and worldwide.

“They are doubling their business every three years, swallowing up bigger companies and becoming a force in global sourcing,” said Tommy Lui, Managing Director – Greater China Inter Read More »

Premium Article  Made in China hits the wall of regulation

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Japan used to be associated with making cheap products, but today China has that reputation. Sometimes Chinese made products are even toxic.

Just recently, the U.S. demanded a recall of Chinese made wallboard, and several years ago the Consum Read More »

Premium Article  Shing Hing of China indicates a market in transition

Karen Thuermer | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

The manufacturing climate in China is changing. Not only is the worldwide economic slowdown, which the Chinese like to refer to as “the economic tsunami” having an impact on manufactured volumes there; this awakened dragon is realizing more potential for Read More »

Premium Article  Regulation and enforcement are keystones to new FDA import policy

Peter Buxbaum | February 21, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Food and drug manufacturers, shippers, and importers will be required to shoulder greater responsibility for the safety of their imported products and face stiffer penalties if they do not, under legislation currently pending in Congress and a new regulat Read More »

Premium Article  Demand for waste paper and scrap metal continues

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

Unpalatable as it might be to anxious trade analysts, waste paper and scrap metal will continue to be the biggest export product by container, with China gobbling most of it up. Figures compiled by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation show tha Read More »

French traders sentenced for mislabelling wine

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | International Trade

A dozen wine producers and traders were found guilty of having supplied an American trader with mislabelled "pinot noir" wines and six were handed a suspended prison sentence.

In a rare case pitting some local French producers from the southw Read More »

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