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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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China slaps ‘temporary restrictions’ on US pork imports

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

China, the world's No. 1 pork consumer, has slapped "temporary restrictions" on imports of U.S. pigs to prevent a deadly virus from spreading to its herd, according to a report by Bloomberg citing the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA. Read More »

China’s grain trader deals pose a threat to ‘ABCDs’

Reuters | April 07, 2014 | International Trade

The largest players in the global agriculture trading industry are likely to be cut out of a growing share of world crop trade following the recent move by China's trading arm COFCO to acquire majority stakes in Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agriculture businesses. Read More »

US trade deficit widens as exports fall

Reuters | April 03, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in February as exports fell to their lowest level in five months, further signs economic growth slowed in the first quarter. Read More »

China rejections of US corn top 1 million tons after latest data

Reuters | April 03, 2014 | International Trade

China canceled purchases of 221,400 tons of U.S. corn last week, the U.S. Agriculture Department said, bringing the total to more than 1 million tons of corn rejected since November in a dispute involving a biotech variety not approved by the No. 3 buyer of U.S. grain. Read More »

Canada swings to trade surplus on export surge

Reuters | April 03, 2014 | International Trade

Canada reported a small trade surplus, its first in five months, in February as exports bounced to their highest since before the 2008 recession, welcome news for the central bank but likely not enough for it to declare a full-blown export recovery. Read More »

South Korea should shift away from rice import quotas

Reuters | April 03, 2014 | International Trade

South Korea should shift away from a quota system on rice imports to ease pressure from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open its markets for the grain, agricultural industry and government officials in the country said. Read More »

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