International Trade

Wen tells EU that China will address trade issues

AJOT | September 17, 2006 | International Trade

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised Europe that China was dealing with issues related to its rapid economic growth, such as ensuring intellectual-property rights, and would work to tackle its huge trade surplus with the 25-member European Union. Read More »

US groups warn against revoking trade benefits

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

A Bush administration move possibly to revoke trade benefits for large developing nations like Brazil, India and South Africa would be a serious blow for development and could backfire, US groups said. Read More »

NCBFAA president calls for timely renewal of GSP

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

In a letter addressed to Marideth J. Sandler, Chair of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee in the Office of the US Trade Representative, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) President Mary Read More »

EU trade chief to visit Washington on WTO impasse

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

European trade chief Peter Mandelson said he would head to Washington later this month as part of attempts to revive the World Trade Organization's Doha round of trade liberalization talks. Mandelson told the European Parliament he would visit Washington Read More »

South Korea nearing decision to resume US beef imports

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

South Korea could announce in about a week a decision to resume US beef imports based on its inspections of US beef processing plants, an agriculture ministry official said. Read More »

China needs more time to deal with piracy

AJOT | September 10, 2006 | International Trade

China needs more time to deal with copyright piracy as it is a developing country, something the rest of the world should understand, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said recently. Read More »

Canadian ports can facilitate US trade

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

Opportunities are beckoning for Canadian ports to play a special role as 'a facilitator of US trade' with anticipated revived capacity crunches at US maritime gateways on the horizon in the not-too-distant future. Such a positive outlook, however, hinges Read More »

Free Trade Agreements: Turning barriers into opportunities

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

With nations jumping on the bandwagon, hurrying to align themselves with other countries within the trading community, one might ask, 'Why not just remove all trade barriers and obstacles to create a universe of global free trade?' Read More »

US delays on trade deals punish Colombian and Peruvian exporters

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

Major exporters from Colombia fear being blindsided by tariffs up to 20 percent on key exports to the United States unless special trade preferences designed to wean the Andean nations off of cocaine production are renewed before their expiration Jan. 1. Read More »

USTR Schwab urges Beijing to play more active role in Doha talks

AJOT | September 03, 2006 | International Trade

China stands to benefit greatly from the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Doha Round of negotiations and should play a more active role in securing an agreement, says US Trade Representative (USTR) Susan Schwab. Read More »

TNT to sell logistics division to Apollo Management, L.P.

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

TNT N.V. announced that it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement to sell its logistics division to affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity firm with offices in New York, London and Los Angeles. The intended sale is part of TNT's Read More »

Ports of Baltimore and Nagoya commemorate original signing

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

From the 20th floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center overlooking the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, representatives from the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Port of Nagoya (Japan) celebrated their original sister-port agreement by re-sign Read More »

US, Asean to sign pact on greater trade, investment access

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

The US was scheduled to sign an agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to allow more trade access to Southeast Asia, while ensuring US intellectual property is better protected in a region infamous for violations, according to a draft t Read More »

Court of Appeals rules in favor of Columbia River Channel project

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Corps had indeed taken a 'hard look' at the environmental and economic factors of the channel improvement project. 'Based on the Corps' extensive examination of the project's cumulative, direct Read More »

Data weary Fed to get Big Picture respite in Jackson Hole

AJOT | August 27, 2006 | International Trade

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual monetary policy conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, couldn't come at a better time for Fed officials. Read More »

WTO reverses lumber ruling, says US miscalculated tariffs

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization has reversed its ruling on a longstanding US-Canadian lumber dispute, and said the US failed to comply with international trade rules in its calculation of tariffs on lumber imports, according to a report made public on Aug. 1 Read More »

Hanoi to host APEC CEO Summit 2006

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | International Trade

The summit will provide a good opportunity for business leaders, policy makers and researchers to share experience and devise solutions for promoting investment and economic cooperation among enterprises in the region. Read More »

West VA steelmaker wins long fight over imports

AJOT | August 20, 2006 | International Trade

Vindication took six years, but the Independent Steelworkers Union has finally won a court battle against Japanese steelmakers that dumped tinplate into the US market. Read More »

Nokia asks court to enforce Qualcomm obligations

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

"Nokia is asking the court to order Qualcomm to abide by its written contractual obligations in international standards setting organisations to license intellectual property essential to GSM and UMTS technology standards on fair, reasonable and non-discr Read More »

Canada’s Emerson sets Aug. 21 deadline for lumber deal

AJOT | August 13, 2006 | International Trade

Canada's lumber companies have until Aug. 21 to decide whether to back a deal to resolve the softwood lumber dispute with the US, International Trade Minister David Emerson said. Read More »