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US grain exports strong amid Russia export ban

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

There was no let-up in demand for U.S. grains last week amid drought-hit Russia's export ban, as federal government data showed weekly export sales of corn and wheat exceeded trade expectations. Read More »

EU states may block Chinese fibreglass tax

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

Several European Union member states will try to pressure the European Commission to scrap plans for a new tax next month on Chinese fibreglass used in the clean technology sector, EU diplomats told Reuters.

A special gathering of a secretive Read More »

World’s workshop heads to inland China

AJOT | August 29, 2010 | International Trade

This region, too, has attracted a dragon head company -- Nasdaq-listed contract manufacturer Flextronics . It will soon open a factory employing 11,000 in one of Ganzhou's new industrial estates to make transformers and power adaptors. Read More »

Countries want anti-counterfeit trade deal in September

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Negotiators from the United States, the European Union and nine other countries said on Friday they planned to finish work in September on a proposed pact to crack down on trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.

The countries also pledged to Read More »

Sanderson Farms resumes exports to Russia

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Sanderson Farms Inc said it has resumed chicken exports to Russia, one of the first U.S. companies to confirm shipping to that market since Russian authorities banned U.S. poultry in January. Read More »

EU investigates Chinese plastic bag trade

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union is investigating whether Chinese plastic bag manufacturers are avoiding high EU import tariffs by channelling exports through a single firm that is subject to lower duties.

The European Commission, the EU's executive, said Read More »

Floods boost EU support for Pakistan trade breaks

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The EU foreign affairs chief will urge EU states next month to back trade concessions for Pakistan as worries grow about the impact of devastating floods on the stability of its fragile government.

EU diplomats say support for such trade brea Read More »

Canada welcomes court suspension of EU seal ban

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

A European court has ordered the suspension of a EU import ban on seal products, according to a copy of the ruling provided by a Canadian Inuit group.

The ruling made by the European Court of Justice raises the stakes in a European Union trad Read More »

Apparel ‘sticker shock’ worries retailers

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Every day, the general manager of the Umgee USA apparel brand receives price quotes from Chinese vendors who stitch his trendy dresses and tops that end up at stores from Forever 21 to Macy's.

"Some of it is more expensive over there!" said S Read More »

USDA acts to ease tight sugar supplies

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. Agriculture Department said it will allow 2011 sugar imports to enter starting on Sept. 1, a month earlier than usual, and will also extend the deadline for 2010 imports by a month to Oct. 31.

"These actions are in response to increa Read More »

Mexico to rotate tarrifs to keep pressure on U.S.

AJOT | August 24, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico will periodically shuffle the U.S. goods it hits with retaliatory tariffs to keep up pressure on Washington until a decade-old trucking dispute is resolved, the economy minister said.

President Felipe Calderon's government slapped puni Read More »

GM exec sees record industrywide South.America sales

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Industrywide automobile sales in South America should reach a record high this year, buoyed by relatively low interest rates in some countries and strong economic growth in most of the region, the chief executive of General Motors' South American unit sai Read More »

Taiwan approves landmark trade deal with China

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan's parliament formally approved a free trade-style agreement with China on Aug 17th, marking a seachange in relations between the former political foes after some 60 years of hostilities.

Taiwan's government has been pushing the economi Read More »

US looks to China for Latin America development help

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

The United States hopes China can play a greater role in bringing development and jobs to Latin America, an area where Chinese investment and trade is small but growing fast, a senior U.S. official said.

"We very much welcome continued Chines Read More »

Groupon expands to Japan and Russia

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Internet bargain-hunters in Japan and Russia will soon be able to get their Groupon.
The fast-growing privately held Web company, which groups customers for everything from dental services to restaurants to try and get a price break -- said Read More »

Mexico slaps 5% tariff on US ham, pork products

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

Mexico has slapped tariffs on U.S. pork products, ratcheting up the pressure on the United States in a long-running dispute over Mexican truckers' access to U.S. highways.

Mexico published an updated list of U.S. products subject to tariffs, Read More »

Suntech raises shipping forecast

AJOT | August 19, 2010 | International Trade

China's Suntech Power Holdings Co raised its shipment forecast for 2010 and said it may begin manufacturing its own solar wafers.

Like others in the industry, Suntech saw strong demand in Europe as developers rushed purchases ahead of cuts to Read More »

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