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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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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 »

Alcoa to expand mill in Brazil

Reuters | April 01, 2014 | International Trade

Alcoa Inc said it planned to spend $40 million to expand its rolling mill in Itapissuma, Brazil, boosting production of specialty aluminum foils for packaging. Read More »

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