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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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US 2/Q economic slowdown less abrupt than thought

AJOT | October 03, 2004 | International Trade

US economic growth during the second quarter of the year was stronger than previously thought, the Commerce Department reported, partly because businesses built up inventories at the strongest rate in four years. Read More »

US election fever set to taint EU, US trade meetings

AJOT | October 03, 2004 | International Trade

When European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy met with US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick last week for their last time in office, they attempted to prevent turbulence about subsidies to aircraft manufacturers from disrupting their partnership. Read More »

Premium Article  Intermodal Special - CBP official says agency has plans to plug gaps

Peter Buxbaum | September 26, 2004 | Intermodal | International Trade

The Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection is investing millions in high-tech gamma ray Rail Vehicle and Cargo Inspections Systems (VACIS) screening devices for rail cargo at the Canadian and Mexican borders. But even wi Read More »

US senator warns Dominican Rep. on corn syrup tax

AJOT | September 26, 2004 | International Trade

Support in the US Congress for a controversial free-trade agreement with a group of Central American countries would be further eroded if the Dominican Republic enacts new barriers to American corn syrup exports, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Read More »

Canadian Railways’ hopes for bumper grain crop may be dashed

AJOT | September 19, 2004 | International Trade

Jeff Burghardt had scheduled a maintenance shutdown at Canada's largest grain terminal recently in preparation for a surge in volumes this fall. He wanted Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. to be shiny, oiled and ready to go when the carloads arrived. He's now sitt Read More »

Vietnam’s shrimp exports to US fall 31% Jan.-July

AJOT | September 19, 2004 | International Trade

Vietnam's shrimp shipments to the US fell by 31% to around 18,300 tons in the first seven months of this year, however still ranked fifth among the world's largest exporters to the country, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Pro Read More »

South Africa’s economic growth may accelerate

AJOT | September 12, 2004 | International Trade

South Africa's economy can sustain its growth rate of three percent and increase it in the future, particularly through labor market reform, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato said recently. Read More »

Premium Article  Garments & Apparel - Tupelo-based Hancock Fabrics

Karen Thuermer | September 05, 2004 | People | Interviews | International Trade

Hancock Fabrics, Inc. based in Tupelo, MS, is so bullish on its future that despite a stalled economy in the early years of the 21st Century, the company moved forward and purchased a 475,000 square foot distribution center on 64 acres, owned and operated Read More »

Ex-Im Bank, Japanese counterpart sign co-financing agreement

AJOT | September 05, 2004 | International Trade

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and its Japanese counterpart, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), have signed a co-financing agreement that will facilitate export transactions involving companies in both the United Stat Read More »

American manufacturers band together to recover lost jobs

AJOT | August 29, 2004 | International Trade

With the drastic loss of American manufacturing jobs threatening the US economy, more than 250 American manufacturers and other executives who are determined to stop this high-tech hemorrhage, will meet at the Manufacturing and Economic Recovery Conferenc Read More »

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