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International Trade

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Kansas City leading the North American integration discussion

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

It is a surprise to many that America's next great trading port is some 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean and more than 900 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. And, despite its inland location, Kansas City, MO ' the geographic center of the continent with exc Read More »

Virginia’s Gov. Kaine leads European trade mission

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine recently participated in a seven-day trade mission to Europe, with scheduled visits to Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Governor, accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Patrick O. Gottschalk and represent Read More »

Doha Free trade talks suspended 5 years

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Governments from around the world pledged to great fanfare in Doha that they would make free trade work for even the poorest countries. Five years later, it's just another quiet day at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

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 »

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