International Trade

Premium Article  INT’L FF & NVOCC SPECIAL - Dallas Logistics Hub receives official Foreign Trade Zone designation

AJOT | March 16, 2008 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Allen Group, developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (The Hub), announced that part of the 6,000 acre multi-modal logistics park has been included in the expansion of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #39 in Dallas, Texas. Read More »

Premium Article  Baltic, Nordic, & CIS Trade (Data)

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Baltic, Nordic, & CIS Trade (Data) Read More »

Premium Article  Pork exporters continue to ‘live high on the hog’

Paul Scott Abbott | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Buoyed by sustained gains in demand from Asia, US pork exporters are continuing to “live high on the hog,” having recorded in 2007 a 16th consecutive record-setting year for international shipments. Read More »

Premium Article  Perishable Chart 2008 (Data)

AJOT | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Year-to-Date Imports Under the WTO, Fresh, Chilled & Frozen in Metric Tons Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - Pork exports help spur freezer facility growth

Paul Scott Abbott | March 09, 2008 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The strength of the US pork export market is leading to expansion of West Coast freezer facilities to accommodate Asia-bound shipments. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - US beef exports breaking records

Peter Buxbaum | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

The recall in January by the US Department of Agriculture of 143 million pounds of beef processed by Westland/Hallmark Meat Packing Co. of the Chino, CA, could put a damper on what otherwise should be another stellar year for US beef exports. Read More »

Premium Article  PERISHABLES 2008 - US poultry industry poised for global opportunities and increased competition

Karen Thuermer | March 09, 2008 | International Trade

Why did the chicken cross the road? Perhaps to catch the first boat overseas. Egged on by a cheap US dollar (no pun intended), high feed costs and sporadic avian flu outbreaks, exports of US poultry, eggs, and related products surpassed $4 billion for the Read More »

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 »