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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Congress urged to accelerate transportation reforms

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | International Trade

Congress should enact transportation legislation that would comprise user-supported surface networks and focus on integrating all modes into one system, according to Joseph Giglio, vice-chairman of the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank. Read More »

Asian financial ministers to promote ties, eye imbalance talk

AJOT | May 07, 2006 | International Trade

Asian finance ministers, in an effort to sustain the momentum for cooperation nearly a decade after a financial crisis rocked the region, are likely to make small but concrete progress this week in preventing currency turmoil and developing still-immature Read More »

NCBFAA advances program to certify facilitators of trade

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | International Trade

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America is moving forward with an ambitious initiative aimed at offering certification opportunities for qualified licensed customs brokers, to soon be joined by a similar program for freight forwar Read More »

Canadian lumber industry split on softwood

AJOT | April 30, 2006 | International Trade

The solidarity of the Canadian lumber industry, fragile at the best of times, cracked on April 25 as talks in Washington to resolve the softwood dispute with the United States pushed towards an April 27 deadline, a Canadian Press story said. Read More »

US-China deals aim to narrow trade gap

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

The United States has won a string of commitments from China aimed at narrowing a record trade gap, but the White House put Beijing on notice the promises must be followed by action. Read More »

US trade shortfall shrinks

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

America's trade shortfall with the rest of the world became a little smaller during February, as US consumers bought fewer foreign-made cars and televisions and the politically sensitive deficit with China narrowed markedly, just in time for China Preside Read More »

Budget trumps trade

AJOT | April 23, 2006 | International Trade

On a day when the future of global trade talks was widely reported to be in jeopardy, President Bush nominated the respected US Trade Representative to serve as his new budget director. The move and timing don't bode well for the Doha round of negotiation Read More »

Premium Article  TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE - Canada’s Atlantic trade remains buoyant

Leo Ryan | April 16, 2006 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The evidence so far suggests that the major carrier-rationalization developments have had little impact on container service capacity at Canada’s trans-Atlantic gateways of Montreal and Halifax. It’s not precisely the same trend as on the US eastern seabo Read More »

Premium Article  NORTHEAST PORTS - Vermont “Green” with export opportunities

Karen Thuermer | April 09, 2006 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

With a population of 800,000 and an area of 9,609 square miles, Vermont does not rank high on the list as a manufacturing and economic powerhouse. But for New England this land of maple syrup, cheddar cheese, and Green Mountains offers surprising opportun Read More »

CBP considering outsourcing security validations

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

Under fire for failing to exploit the full potential of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection recently proclaimed its willingness to consider hiring private-sector contractors to perform security vali Read More »

Congress asks for investigation on device trade barriers

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

House Ways and Means Committee members are asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) for a probe into the competitive conditions affecting the US medical device trade in foreign markets, particularly Japan. In a recent letter to the ITC, Rep. Bill T Read More »

China’s sharp export growth brings more trade disputes

AJOT | April 09, 2006 | International Trade

A week after the European Union announced an antidumping tax on Chinese shoes on March 23, the EU and the United States have filed a WTO complaint against China over auto parts and the EU said it would resume an antidumping tax on Chinese color television Read More »

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