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EU, Canada trade pact stalls on public services

AJOT | July 14, 2011 | International Trade

Talks about a free-trade pact between Europe and Canada stalled this week as negotiators disagreed on how to open public contracts and services markets to each other's operators.

It now seems unlikely a pact that could add billions to annual income an Read More »

Russia will not make WTO concessions on cars

AJOT | July 14, 2011 | International Trade

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia will not give up its new rules for vehicle assembly for major global manufacturers in order to win entry into the World Trade Organization.

The new rules, already accepted by companies such as General Motors , Read More »

Obama said ready to move on South Korea trade bill

AJOT | July 14, 2011 | International Trade

President Barack Obama will soon send a free trade pact with South Korea to Congress for approval despite Republican threats to vote against it because of a retraining program for workers displaced by trade, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said. Read More »

US infrastructure could impede export goals

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The United States needs to beef up infrastructure spending, likely by more than called for under current proposals, if it is to meet the Obama administration's goal of doubling exports to create jobs and strengthen the economy, a United Parcel Service exe Read More »

US considers removing all tariffs for poor nations

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The US. government said it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world's least-developed countries.

The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would report its findings to the U.S. Read More »

WTO finds for Vietnam vs US in shrimp dumping case

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

World Trade Organisation judges ruled that the United States is violating global trade rules in using its controversial "zeroing" method to impose anti-dumping tariffs on shrimp from Vietnam.

The decision by a three-member panel was the latest of a se Read More »

US trade gap surges to nearly 3-year high on oil

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. trade gap widened sharply in May to its highest level in nearly three years as surging oil prices helped push imports to a near record and exports fell slightly from April's all-time high.

The trade deficit totaled $50.2 billion, the highest Read More »

Canada trade deficit shrinks as exports to EU rise

AJOT | July 13, 2011 | International Trade

Canada's trade deficit narrowed modestly in May as exporters boosted sales to Europe in the face of sluggish U.S. demand, but the rise in exports is unlikely to prevent a second-quarter slump in economic growth.

The overall trade deficit narrowed slig Read More »

Premium Article  West Coast log export business continues to boom

Leo Quigley | July 10, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

The log export business on North America’s West Coast continues to keep families gainfully employed.

In fact, according to Wood Resource Quarterly, the raw wood garnered the industry over $1.6 billion last year compared to $350 million in 2008.

Th Read More »

US trade deals face first hurdles in Congress

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

Long-delayed U.S. trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama faced their first hurdles in Congress, setting the stage for possible final votes in coming weeks.

Key committees in the both the Senate and the House of Representatives will consider Read More »

China to reform rare earth exports after WTO

AJOT | July 10, 2011 | International Trade

China will reform its export of rare earths based in part on World Trade Organization rules, state media reported, a day after the global trade governing body ruled against its curbs on exports.

The Ministry of Commerce will study and take steps forwa Read More »

EU leads race for trade deals, starting with South Korea

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union is outflanking rivals including the United States and China to seal bilateral trade deals with lucrative markets while talks for a global trade pact remain deadlocked.

A free trade deal between the European Union and South Korea, wh Read More »

Brazil beef industry seeks to challenge EU at WTO

AJOT | July 04, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil's main beef industry group said it would ask the government to challenge European Union trade restrictions on Brazilian beef at the World Trade Organization, hoping to recover $600 million a year in lost business.

If Brazil's government pushes Read More »

Mercosur eyes increase in import substitution

AJOT | June 29, 2011 | International Trade

South American trade bloc Mercosur will seek to increase trade within the zone and protect itself from cheap Asian imports, ministers from member countries said.

Representatives of the grouping -- which includes Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil Read More »

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