International Trade

Thailand lets Honda import cars tariff-free to June

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Thailand's government said it would let Honda Motor Co import assembled cars tariff-free until next June to replace output lost because of recent flooding. Read More »

US, EU mull free trade talks, sign secure trade pact

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

The United States and European Union have agreed to reduce red tape related to cargo security and pledged to work toward tearing down tariffs and regulatory barriers between the world's largest trading partners. Read More »

Zepol surpasses 100 million US import Bills of Lading

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, has announced that their signature trade intelligence tool, TradeIQ', now contains over 100 million searchable U.S. import bills of lading. This marks a major milestone for the company that Read More »

Euro debt crisis hits Chinese exporters

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Nearly all Chinese export companies have already been hit by Europe's debt woes, according to a survey released showing just how fast the crisis is rippling through the global economy. Read More »

Global supermarkets wary of fine print on India invite

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Global supermarket chains welcomed a long-awaited invitation from India to invest in the country's $450 billion retail market, but they fear the small print may keep a lid on investment in the short term. Read More »

New EU sugar exports anger Australia, Brazil producers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union approved the export of 700,000 tons of "out-of-quota" sugar from Dec. 1, drawing an angry reaction from producers in Australia and Brazil, who accused the bloc of breaching its trade commitments. Read More »

Steel imports decline in October over September led by decline in semifinished steel imports


AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

Imports declined in October compared to September by 3.2 percent based on preliminary reporting by the government. 'Import arrivals continue to be weak, reflecting uncertain market conditions in the US. Due to hesitant buyers, prices were declining at t Read More »

‘We’re Open’, India tells foreign retailers

AJOT | November 28, 2011 | International Trade

India has opened its supermarket sector to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, pushing through a major reform aimed at attracting foreign capital and potentially easing stubbornly high inflation. Read More »

Canada, Mexico defeat USA in WTO meat ruling

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

Canada and Mexico won a trade case against a U.S. law on meat labeling at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

China’s yuan could challenge dollar

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

China's economy is moving up the value chain and its currency could "mount a challenge" to the U.S. dollar in five to 10 years, a congressionally created commission reported Wednesday. Read More »

Obama to announce Asian export deals for Boeing, GE

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama will showcase a $21.7 billion deal Boeing has struck with Indonesia's largest domestic airline, Lion Air, the White House said. Read More »

Steel exports increase in September
 exports to Asia lead month on month increase 


AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

Steel exports increased in September compared to August by 2 percent. 'While exports decreased to the US's largest export market, NAFTA, by 4 percent, that decreased was more than offset by increased exports to Asia and other Western Hemisphere markets du Read More »

US says considers whether to appeal WTO meat ruling

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

The United States, facing a World Trade Organization ruling against a law requiring country-of-origin labels on all meat sold in grocery stores, is considering all options including an appeal, the trade representative's office said. Read More »

Wal-Mart Japan unit plans 20 more stores in 2012

AJOT | November 20, 2011 | International Trade

The Japanese arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart is planning to add 20 stores across various formats next year to capitalise on its rising profits in the country, its top executive said. Read More »

Calls for more WTO-style reforms in China

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Ten years after joining the World Trade Organisation, China has clearly gained -- it is now the world's second-biggest economy -- but foreign multinationals and Chinese reformers alike worry that the drive to open its markets has stalled. Read More »

Coke to pour $2 billion into India over 5 years

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Coca-Cola Co said it will invest $2 billion in India over the next five years, a move that will heat up competition with PepsiCo Inc in one of the fastest-growing economies. Read More »

EU plans probe of US bioethanol subsidies

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

The European Union's trade authority plans to start an investigation into whether U.S. bioethanol exporters are receiving unfair state subsidies and selling their fuel to Europe at illegally low prices, diplomats said on Tuesday. Read More »

Major yuan rise no cure for U.S. economic ills

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. trade and employment problems would not be solved by even a major appreciation of China's yuan versus the dollar, Chinese President Hu Jintao was quoted as saying. Read More »

Mexico threatens to take China to WTO tribunal

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Mexico has threatened to seek arbitration from the World Trade Organization in a long-running dispute accusing China of flooding its market with cheap goods, the Economy Ministry said. Read More »

No agreement yet on APEC ‘green’ tech trade plan

AJOT | November 15, 2011 | International Trade

Asia Pacific trade ministers Friday said they were unable to agree on the terms of an initiative pushed by the United States to boost trade in clean energy and other environmentally friendly technologies. Read More »