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International Trade

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Canada should avoid Free-Trade-Accord bandwagon

AJOT | August 21, 2005 | International Trade

Canada should focus its limited resources on improving access to the US market and those with potentially large payoffs, rather than trying to complete a host of free trade accords - despite the fact that the United States and many other countries are doi Read More »

Premium Article  CHINA TRADE & PORTS SURVEY 2005 - CEPA at a glance

George Lauriat | August 14, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

EPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is the People’s Republic of China’s free trade agreement with Hong Kong. It grants easier access to China markets for Hong Kong-made products, and Hong Kong-based service companies. For many Hong Kong business Read More »

Yuan revaluation: A basket case?

AJOT | August 14, 2005 | International Trade

On July 21, 2005, China revalued the Yuan from the old mark of 8.2765 to 8.11 to the US dollar: A two-percent revaluation to the dollar. At that time, The People's Bank of China (PBOC) also announced that the Yuan no longer would be pegged to the US dolla Read More »

Retailers welcome DR-CAFTA

AJOT | August 07, 2005 | International Trade

"DR-CAFTA will ensure that American consumers can continue to buy the products they need at prices they can afford," NRF Vice President and International Trade Counsel Erik Autor said. "Without this agreement, apparel manufacturers in the region could not Read More »

US sugar growers work to avoid future CAFTA-type deals

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | International Trade

US sugar growers and sugar workers vowed to fight possible trade deals with Thailand, Andean countries, Brazil and other nations after the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement passed the House of Representatives by a two-vote margin, the American Suga Read More »

Puerto Rico Trade Summit II set for October 25-26

AJOT | July 31, 2005 | International Trade

The Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico, Luis Fortu'o, along with the Secretary of Economic Development for Puerto Rico, Jorge Silva, will join officials from the City of Jacksonville, State of Florida, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Read More »

Premium Article  Operation Safe Commerce enters Phase III

Karen Thuermer | July 24, 2005 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Homeland security is at the forefront of the news on any given day, but with terrorism threats always in the wind, efforts are moving along to standardize security among seaports in the United States and around the globe so that everyone is on the same tr Read More »

China revalues yuan 2.1 percent

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

China finally bowed to two years of political and market pressure by revaluing the yuan by 2.1 percent and leaving the door open to further rises by abandoning the currency's decade-old peg against the dollar. Read More »

China likely to post trade surplus in H2

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

Though spokesman of the National Bureau of Statistics said at a press release on July 20 that China's trade surplus will continue, some experts say the country is likely to see a rough balance in import and export in the second half of this year. Read More »

End of farm subsidies no panacea for Africa

AJOT | July 24, 2005 | International Trade

African countries hoping for a boost from the end of rich nations' farming subsidies should concentrate on improving efficiency to ensure they can seize new opportunities, a US trade official said. Read More »

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