International Trade

US clears Brazil’s SC beef, pork imports

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. authorities have cleared the import of fresh Brazilian beef and pork from the state of Santa Catarina, local pork producers and exporters association Abipecs. Read More »

Peru reaches trade deals with Japan, South Korea

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Peru has successfully negotiated free-trade deals with South Korea and Japan, President Alan Garcia said, agreements that are expected to help boost growth in one of the world's fastest-growing economies.

The pacts, which could start being im Read More »

Russia to cut poultry import quotas in ‘11

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Russia will reduce its quota for poultry meat imports in 2011 to boost local production while keeping quotas for imports of beef and pork unchanged, the head of Russia's Meat Union said.

The quota for poultry imports may be slashed to 400,000 Read More »

Indian spirits tax holds up trade talks with EU

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

European Union demands that India open its doors to European whisky and vodka are among the factors holding up a free-trade agreement between the two powerhouses, EU spirits producers.

A wide-ranging EU-India trade agreement was supposed to be sealed Read More »

Countries finalize anti-counterfeit trade pact text

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Negotiators from nearly 40 countries have finalized the text of an international agreement to help fight the growing trade in fake and pirated goods, the European Commission and the United States said.

The negotiators settled a handful of differences Read More »

Thai trade slower than expected as baht rises

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Thai exports and imports grew at a slower pace than expected in October, data showed on Friday, suggesting the baht's strength may have started to hurt shipments and that a further slowdown might loom ahead.

Weaker trade data supported a view Read More »

Trade ties bind Britain closely to Ireland’s fate

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

Neighbouring Ireland remains one of Britain's largest export markets despite efforts to woo the big emerging economies, a factor that could draw the British into efforts to prop up the Irish economy.

Finance minister George Osborne has so far Read More »

US Congress must act on China trade policies

AJOT | November 21, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. policymakers must use all available tools to address Chinese currency, trade and industrial policies that harm American interests, a congressional advisory body said. Read More »

Caterpillar buying Bucyrus in big bet on mining

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc set the largest deal in its history, saying it would buy Bucyrus International Inc for $7.6 billion to expand in mining. Read More »

Russia to set only partial ban on frozen poultry

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Major meat importer Russia will impose only a partial ban on deep frozen poultry rather than a total one, Russian media reported.

Business daily Vedomosti quoted the head of consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Gennady Onishchenko, a Read More »

G20 closes ranks but skims over toughest tasks

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

G20 leaders closed ranks and agreed to a watered-down commitment to watch out for dangerous imbalances, yet offered investors little proof the world was any safer from economic catastrophe.

After an acrimonious start, developed and emerging n Read More »

Must get South Korea trade deal right

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Reaching a U.S.-South Korea trade deal that boosts American exports and creates jobs is more important than rushing to clinch an agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.

Kirk, in an interview with Reuters, also said that China's recent limi Read More »

India’s imports growth in Oct lowest in 7 years

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

India's imports growth in October slipped to single digits and the lowest level in seven years, data showed on Monday, prompting fears industrial activity has begun moderating in Asia's third-largest economy.

Industrial output growth unexpect Read More »

EU employers’ group warns on euro, protectionism

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

European businesses are concerned by the euro's strength but see state protectionism and poor coordination of global economic policies as a greater threat, Europe's top employers' group said on Monday. Earlier this month the euro hit its highest level aga Read More »

Obama’s Asia frustrations raise protectionist risks

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

The risks of a wave of protectionist sentiment on Capitol Hill just got higher after President Barack Obama struggled to win over wary leaders of export-driven Asian economies.

Obama's message to trade surplus nations during his 10-day swing Read More »

Russia plans to build wind farms in Europe, Turkey

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's state nuclear unit Rosatom is planning to expand into wind power and will look for foreign partners to help build farms in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Ukraine, its equipment head said.

"We are looking for a technology partner. Th Read More »

China seen grabbing helicopter role, jet orders

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

China could be ready to build its own civil helicopter from scratch by the end of the decade, a top Western industry official said, a move likely to strengthen its bid to become a new aviation power.

The prediction by the head of the world's Read More »

Google urges US to challenge China Internet curbs

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc urged Western nations to challenge a growing list of Internet restrictions in China and around the world as a violation of global trade rules and to negotiate new trade deals to protect the free flow of online information.

"More th Read More » buys export services firm

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade Ltd , China's largest e-commerce company, said it has agreed to buy an export services company, its fifth acquisition in 12 months, as it looks to diversify revenue amid slowing subscriber growth. Read More »

Euro zone Sept trade surplus above expectations

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

The euro zone had a bigger than expected trade surplus in September, data showed, as export growth outpaced the rise in imports year-on-year.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said the 16 countries using the euro had a trade sur Read More »