International Trade

CN challenges creeping re-regulation of rail grain transportation in Canada

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

CN, saying it's compelled to oppose the continued erosion of its grain profits by creeping re-regulation, urged the Canadian government to stay the course toward a commercial framework for grain transportation. Read More »

China to work with WTO on financial info case

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

China said it will respond through World Trade Organization channels to a case brought by the European Union and the United States over what they regard as unfair treatment of financial information providers in the country. Read More »

Slumping exports slow Canada’s 4th quarter growth

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Canada's economy went into a tailspin at the end of 2007 as exports to the United States waned, strengthening the chance of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Bank of Canada. Read More »

Detroit FTZ releases 2007 annual report

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

The value of goods leaving Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GDFTZ) zones in 2007 was the second highest in 10 years. Goods valued at $12.0 billion were shipped from Detroit-area FTZs in 2007, slightly lower than last year's $12.5 billion. In 1997 Read More »

Agriculture Secretary comments on Andean Trade Preference Extension Act

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer stated, "The signing of the 10-month Andean Trade Preference Extension Act (H.R. 5264) by President George W. Bush is an important interim measure while we work to secure Congressional passage of the US-Colombia Trade Prom Read More »

CSX CEO Michael Ward Testifies Before Congress

AJOT | March 06, 2008 | International Trade

CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) announced that CSX Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ward, testified today in a hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Read More »

CSX CEO Michael Ward Testifies Before Congress

AJOT | March 06, 2008 | International Trade

CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) announced that CSX Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ward, testified today in a hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Read More »

Joint Statement by Ministers Responsible for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of N. America

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

In preparation for our leaders' meeting in New Orleans on April 21-22, we, the ministers responsible for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) met in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, to review progress on the five priorities identi Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer comments on signing of Andean Trade Preference Extension Act

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

"The signing of the 10-month Andean Trade Preference Extension Act (H.R. 5264) by President George W. Bush is an important interim measure while we work to secure Congressional passage of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and to implement the U. Read More »

IMF Staff Mission issues statement on C’te d’Ivoire visit

AJOT | March 03, 2008 | International Trade

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Arend Kouwenaar visited Abidjan from February 21 to 29, 2008. The purpose of this visit was to look at budget execution in 2007 and to discuss a revised 2008 budget framework taking into account the Read More »

House approves 10-month extension of Andean Nation Trade Benefits

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | International Trade

The US House of Representatives passed a 10-month extension of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA by a voice vote. The US Senate must now approve the companion bill before the ATPA expires in less than 55 hours, on February 29, to avoid any lapse in t Read More »

Steel imports increase in January over December

AJOT | February 27, 2008 | International Trade

Imports jumped in January by 33% over December, but remained lower by 10% compared to January 2007. 'January import arrivals are often affected by non-market factors such as December 31 inventory taxes, which in many jurisdictions such as Houston, Texas, Read More »

AmeraMex International ships order to Saudi Arabia

AJOT | February 25, 2008 | International Trade

AmeraMex International, Inc., a provider of heavy equipment to shipping, construction, logging and mining companies, announced that it is beginning to ship refurbished equipment to heavy equipment distributors located in Saudi Arabia. The initial shipment Read More »

Hong Kong/US Customs joint factory observation visits to start March 6

AJOT | February 21, 2008 | International Trade

The Head of Trade Controls of the Customs and Excise Department Cheung Sai-yan, said that the joint visits are part of the on-going cooperation between the Customs authorities of Hong Kong and the US to facilitate legitimate textiles and clothing trade be Read More »

WTO report on Mexico notes progress but higher productivity is required

AJOT | February 17, 2008 | International Trade

Since its previous review in 2002, Mexico has continued with the gradual and unilateral liberalization of its trade regime. It has also concluded new free-trade agreements, conducting 85 per cent of its trade with preferential partners. Mexico economic pe Read More »

Carmichael Conference addresses future of American transportation

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | International Trade

A two-day conference named in honor of Gil Carmichael, Senior Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, was sponsored by the Boston-based National Corridors Initiative on January 28-29. The Read More »

Schneider National Intermodal names primary rail providers

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | International Trade

Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced today that it is consolidating its network of primary rail providers and simplifying its container/trailer pool operations to further enhance its Read More »

AIIS: US trade laws are broken

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | International Trade

The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) responded to a Department of Commerce (DOC) announcement of the preliminary subsidy margins for an administrative review on hot rolled coil from India. DOC calculated the rate for JSW Steel Limited to Read More »

Trade powers eye new WTO push

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

Rich and poor countries aim to meet around Easter to try to seal a long- elusive global trade deal before President George W. Bush leaves office, ministers said. Read More »

North Asian power firms wince at China coal export ban

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | International Trade

Japanese and South Korean utilities scrambled to get details on China's move to ban coal exports for the next two months, but said they had been bracing for more bad news following a year of uncertain shipments. Read More »