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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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U.S. says “end is in sight” on Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

Russia could join the World Trade Organization within a year after talks on Moscow's 17-year-old bid made good progress, President Barack Obama's senior economic adviser said.

"We are certainly hopeful that well before 12 months from now, thi Read More »

WTO delays ruling in China raw materials dispute to April

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization will not publish a ruling in a dispute brought against China over exports of raw materials until next April instead of this year, a WTO document showed.

A statement by the chairman of the panel examining the case, Read More »

US beef exports largest since 2008

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. beef exports surged to a two-year high recently as a weak dollar helped the meat claim a larger share of global markets from other suppliers such as Argentina, Australia and Brazil, USDA and meat industry sources said.

The U.S. Agricultu Read More »

EU sends warning to China with 10-year trade strategy

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will act against any country that denies it access to scarce raw materials or energy resources it needs for growth, according to a draft document setting out its 10-year trade agenda, aims that could ratchet up tension with China and Ru Read More »

US, China need work together on currency

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

A top U.S. senator said on Wednesday he pressed China to allow its currency to rise more quickly in value, but added both countries needed to work together on that and other concerns to strengthen ties.

"A stronger relationship between the Un Read More »

Imports from China widen U.S. trade gap in August

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Record imports from China helped widened the U.S. trade gap more than expected in August, suggesting the two countries were stuck in old patterns of trade despite pledges to put global growth on a more sustainable path.

The monthly trade gap Read More »

Wal-Mart sees sales improving in 4th quarter

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc should see improvement in sales at its U.S. discount stores in the fourth quarter as the company returns items to shelves and focuses anew on low prices, the company's chief executive said.
"I expect to see positive sales result Read More »

Gap eyes international business to boost sales

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Gap Inc is projecting that online and international sales will account for more than one-quarter of total net sales by its fiscal year 2013 as it expands its business overseas.

Gap, which operates a namesake chain of clothing stores as well a Read More »

WTO’s Lamy says no signs of trade war

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

There is currently no evidence of preconditions for a trade war between the United States and China, the head of the World Trade Organisation said, despite verbal sparring over the valuation of China's currency.

The United States and the Euro Read More »

WTO negotiators sense new tone in fish talks

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Talks to curb fisheries subsidies have taken on new life, negotiators said, boding well for efforts to revive depleted global fish stocks and reach a deal to open up world trade.

Trade diplomats said that differences in the fisheries talks at Read More »

Turkey targets $50 blllion China trade by 2015

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Turkey and China aim to raise bilateral trade to $50 billion a year by 2015 from about $17 billion currently under a new "strategic partnership", the prime ministers of the two countries said.

Both members of the G20 group of rich and develop Read More »

EU membership key for Serbia growth plan

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Targets in an ambitious 10-year growth plan for Serbia, based on boosting foreign investment and exports, will not be met unless the country joins the European Union, an aide to prime minister Mirko Cvetkovic said.

The plan aimed at boosting Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia’s VALET helps companies increase exports

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Sometimes all a company needs to get into exporting is a good valet. In Virginia, that means the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program, implemented by the Commonwealth in 2002 to assist Virginia companies commit to exporting.

By Read More »

Premium Article  Apples are core US fruit export

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

When it comes to the export of U.S. fruits, apples certainly enjoy the largest slice of the pie. That’s because U.S. apples are the most popular fruit.

This year’s crop is estimated to be around 221.5 million bushels, down from last year’s a Read More »

Premium Article  Gearing up for regs on sanitary food transport

Peter Buxbaum | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

FDA announcement seeks industry input
Back in April, the Food and Drug Administration announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on implementing the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005. The announcement was described as Read More »

Anti-counterfeit pact text shows deal is near

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Countries negotiating a treaty to fight global trade in pirated goods released the text of a 99-percent complete draft of the pact.

"We are at the final stage -- about to cross the finishing line," said a European Union official close to the Read More »

China importing more palm oil

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China is increasing imports of palm oil partly because of lower prices compared to soyoil, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

"China has reportedly stepped up purchases of palm oil on the world market recently, which will result Read More »

US business urges action on China rare earth curbs

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups urged the Obama administration to press China to ease export restrictions on rare earth metals, substances produced almost solely by China that are used in computers, cell phones and myriad other products.

"We hope the U. Read More »

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