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International Trade

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US remains global economic leader

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Billions of dollars in intellectual property losses a year and a mammoth trade deficit have hindered America's dominance in the global economy the past 20 years. But weaknesses in the nation's education system and energy inefficiency remain the two bigges Read More »

Europeans welcome Bush defeat, question impact

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

Many Europeans welcomed President George W. Bush's resounding defeat in mid-term US elections, hoping the resurgent Democrats would help end ugly rifts that have soured trans-Atlantic relations in recent years. Read More »

China trade growth to slow in 2007

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

China's swollen trade surplus will shrink next year after coming in below $150 billion for the whole of 2006, a senior researcher from a Commerce Ministry think-tank said. The trade surplus would narrow as a result of government efforts to balance trade b Read More »

US soy farmers in Brazil weather hard times

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

Todd Topp, a US soy farmer from North Dakota, moved to Brazil in 1990, lured by the prospects of getting in early on an agricultural boom in the town of Luis Eduardo Magalhaes in western Bahia state. Read More »

Cuba trade fair brings fewer US vendors

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

Glum US vendors find themselves fewer in number and fading in importance at Havana's annual international trade fair, a plight they blame on a 44-year-old Cold War trade embargo that they say is handing the Cuban market to other countries. Read More »

India to press WTO complaint against US shrimp

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | International Trade

India will make a second request for the World Trade Organization to investigate US antidumping duties on shrimp, which Washington is already defending in two separate trade disputes, according to an official. Read More »

Customs modernization: Americas must catch up to Asia

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Automating Customs procedures and speeding the time it takes to release goods transported in international commerce not only facilitates trade but also stimulates economic growth. That was the message conveyed by Stephen Flowers, president of UPS Americas Read More »

Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer fields fresh flowers via Holland

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Every day at 6:00 am, Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer comes alive, as flowers and plants from all over the globe flow in and out of this 430,400 square foot auction hall, the largest trading building in the world. By 10:00 am, most are on their way to be packed a Read More »

US envoy sees trade with Venezuela reaching $50B in 2006

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

US Ambassador William Brownfield told the El Universal newspaper that bilateral trade, which hit $40 billion in 2005, "increased even more" during the first quarter and was expected to rise by 25% to $50 billion by the end of the year. Read More »

Brazil beef industry sees export bans ending soon

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Brazil's cattle sector expects beef bans to be removed after a year of export restrictions by 56 nations, and this will force competing countries to lower prices as more beef volume becomes available, analysts said. Read More »

Vietnam trade vote a boon for some US farmers

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | International Trade

Some US farmers stand to gain big if Congress normalizes trade ties with Vietnam, a former enemy now seen as an up-and-coming Asian market, trade groups, officials and congressional aides said. Read More »

China, ASEAN speed up tariff reduction process

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | International Trade

China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are speeding up the tariff reduction process to facilitate establishment of the free trade area (FTA), according to a senior foreign trade official in Beijing. Read More »

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