International Trade

Solarworld wants EU duties on Chinese solar goods extended

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the European Commission for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag said. Read More »

Iran, Oman discuss Yemen war, settle maritime borders

Reuters | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed how to advance Yemeni peace efforts with his Omani counterpart on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, on a visit to a country that has often played a conciliatory role in Gulf conflicts. Read More »

Senate takes decisive step in support of free trade

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

International Trade Benefits American Businesses, Consumers & Workers Read More »

Following Senate success, ASA calls on house to take up and pass TPA

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) called on the House of Representatives today to take up and pass legislation to empower the Obama Administration to negotiate international trade agreements. Read More »

Retailers welcome ratification of port contract; Continue to urge change

AJOT | May 26, 2015 | International Trade

Stability Returns to the West Coast Ports as Dockworkers Ratify Contract Read More »

Panama’s economic activity in March rises 6.63%  yr/yr

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | International Trade

Panama’s economy grew 6.63 percent in March compared to the same period a year earlier, the government statistics office said on Monday. Read More »

Ukraine sees maize exports to China at 4 million tons in 2015

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | International Trade

Ukraine’s state grain firm GPZKU plans to supply up to 4.0 million tonnes of maize to China in 2015 in line with a loan-for-grains deal signed in 2012, Latifundist agriculture news agency quoted GPZKU’s chief executive as saying on Monday. Read More »

Greece hasn’t got the money to make June IMF repayment

Reuters | May 24, 2015 | International Trade

Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail. Read More »

U.S. Senate passes two-month transportation spending patch

Reuters | May 23, 2015 | International Trade

The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. Read More »

EU wants framework for trade deal with US by end-2015

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Germany and its European partners remain committed to achieving the political framework for a Europe-U.S. free trade deal by the end of this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Read More »

US fast-track trade bill clears key hurdle in Senate

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact passed another important test in the U.S. Senate, boosting hopes for a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. Read More »

Republican senator voices opposition to advancing fast-track bill

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Conservative Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions warned against rushing ahead with a "fast-track" bill that President Barack Obama wants to help him complete a Pacific Rim trade deal, indicating some erosion of support for the measure. Read More »

Senate Republicans said to pledge June vote on Ex-Im Bank

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to hold a vote in June to renew the Export-Import Bank's charter before it expires at the end of that month, Democratic Senator Patty Murray said. Read More »

US aims to limit exports of undisclosed software flaws

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

The U.S. Commerce Department proposed new export controls that would treat unknown software flaws as potential weapons, a move aimed at reducing the security industry's aid to rival nations. Read More »

China may have edge in race to build California’s bullet train

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Chinese state firms are poised to be strong contenders in the race to make high-speed trains that will sprint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, part of a $68 billion project to bring the service to the United States for the first time. Read More »

Obama’s Asian trade push in doubt as Senate vote looms

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama's keynote Asian trade push risks failing in a Senate vote on Thursday, a result that would threaten the administration's diplomatic pivot to Asia to counter China's rising economic and political clout in the region. Read More »

Brazil, in reversal, blocks Peru coffee imports

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Brazil's government said it would not allow imports of Peruvian coffee, reversing last month's decision to open its market to its South American neighbor. Read More »

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Read More »

Japan unveils $110 billion plan to fund Asia infrastructure, eye on AIIB

Reuters | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

Japan unveiled a plan to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington. Read More »

A Prediction on Cuba by Dan Gardner, President Trade Facilitators, Inc.

AJOT | May 21, 2015 | International Trade

The President had just implemented a series of travel, commercial and remittance reforms towards the island, and I viewed the move as the first of many that would end six decades of failed isolationist policy. Read More »