International Trade

US appeals WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna label

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

The United States said it was appealing a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna in a longrunning spat with Mexico. Read More »

US to probe imports of China, Vietnam wind towers

AJOT | January 19, 2012 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department said it was launching an investigation that could lead to steep import duties on more than $100 million worth of wind energy towers from China and Vietnam. Read More »

Steel exports gain in November over October

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in November compared to October by nearly 7 percent, according to government data. 'The good news is that exports increased to every international market except Africa, including the EU, notwithstanding concerns about the EU econo Read More »

Brazil citrus depends on US banned fungicide

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil, the world's top orange juice exporter, will continue to depend on a fungicide that is banned in the United States even though its use jeopardizes exports to the U.S. market, a researcher and a producer said. Read More »

Mexico growers say orange juice exports will pass tests

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Mexican orange growers said they are confident their juice exports will pass new U.S. inspections for an illegal fungicide that was found in Brazilian juice but is not common in Mexico. Read More »

Tropicana moves to all Florida juice in some types

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

PepsiCo Inc is returning to using only oranges from Florida in its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juices, a decision made several months ago, before low levels of fungicide were found in oranges from Brazil, the company confirmed. Read More »

Daimler Trucks to add 1,200 jobs in U.S. by September

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Daimler Trucks will hire 1,200 new workers by September in North Carolina to add a second shift at its largest Freightliner vehicle manufacturing plant and boost staff at a nearby components plant. Read More »

EU launches WTO suit on Canadian renewable power

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

The European Union has escalated a trade dispute over Canadian provincial rules for solar and wind energy subsidies by asking the World Trade Organization to set up a panel to rule on the case, the WTO said. Read More »

Nestle sees newcomers joining China’s milk industry

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Swiss food giant Nestle's move to create a 2.5 billion-yuan ($396 million) joint venture milk supply centre in northeast China will encourage local entrepreneurs to enter the industry, said a senior Nestle executive in China. Read More »

Obama seeks to merge US trade agencies, save $3 billion

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for authority to fold together U.S. trade agencies to help boost exports, a reorganization that could help innoculate him against Republican election-year charges that he is a big-government liberal. Read More »

US consumers perk up in Jan, November trade gap widens

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

U.S. consumer sentiment hit an eight-month high in early January as Americans grew more optimistic about job prospects, a survey released. Read More »

US presses EU on Airbus subsidy compliance

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

The United States pressed the European Union for hard evidence that it has complied with a trade ruling on subsidies to planemaker Airbus in a showdown that could kick off the next stage in the world's largest and costliest trade dispute. Read More »

Wal-Mart names head of global eCommerce business

AJOT | January 16, 2012 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc named Neil Ashe as the new president and chief executive of its global eCommerce business as the world's largest retailer in a move to bolster its online presence. Read More »

China and South Korea agree to push trade talks

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korea's president agreed to step up free trade talks, following promises by China and Japan to push negotiations on a trade pact between all three countries. Read More »

Dutch to ban import, use of narcotic qat leaves

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

The Dutch government said it will ban qat, the narcotic plant used mostly by Ethiopian and Yemeni migrants, to curb its use and stop people re-exporting it to other European countries. Read More »

Italy’s steel exports up, lag import volumes

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

Steel exports from Italy, the European Union's second-biggest producer after Germany, rose 12.7 percent year on year to 14.395 million tons in the first 10 months of 2011, but lagged behind import volumes, according to industry body Federacciai. Read More »

Nestle to build dairy center in northeast China

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

The world's biggest food group Nestle will invest 2.5 billion yuan ($396 million) in a milk supply center in northeast China, state media said, months after farmers complained the company was buying milk at below-market prices. Read More »

Toyota wants North America to become big export base

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

Toyota Motor Corp's North American operations are looking to become a big exporter as the automaker gets hit by a strong yen that has eroded profits on vehicles shipped from Japan, a top executive said. Read More »

US FDA tests threaten Brazil orange juice imports

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

Fears that the U.S. might ban imports of orange juice from Brazil drove orange juice futures to an all-time high as health regulators began testing all incoming shipments for traces of an illegal fungicide called carbendazim. Read More »

US may overtake China’s rich in Rolls Royce race

AJOT | January 11, 2012 | International Trade

Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, owned by German automotive giant BMW AG, said its U.S. sales could overtake China this year, revving up the British company for record global revenue in 2012, its chief executive said. Read More »