International Trade

Wal-Mart India head Raj Jain leaves as store rollout struggles

AJOT | June 25, 2013 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., hit by a series of setbacks in its efforts to crack the promising but restrictive India market, said its country head had left the company. Read More »

Any China solar pact would help defuse wine spat

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's top trade official said that any agreement with China over a solar panel dispute would also help resolve a Chinese probe into EU wine exports. Read More »

Google says did ‘good job’ replying to EU antitrust probe

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

Google said it had done a good job coming up with concessions to allay EU antitrust concerns it blocks competitors in web search results, as it sought to deflect criticism the proposals would serve only to reinforce its dominance. Read More »

Kerry urges climate change action on eve of India talks

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged fast-growing India to work with Washington to tackle climate change and develop green technologies, on the eve of talks on trade and regional security. Read More »

New US trade chief focused on India, striking deals

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he expected growing trade problems with India to be a major early focus of his tenure, but stopped short of saying the United States should cut off benefits for that country. Read More »

APPI to Provide Association Management Services for the Forest Products Society

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

ATLANTA, Ga., June 20, 2013 – It was announced today that the Forest Products Society (FPS) will utilize TAPPI for the delivery of a wide range of association management services. FPS, a non-profit association based in Madison, Wisconsin, is a leader in p Read More »

Brazil current account deficit $6.420 bln in May

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

Brazil's current account deficit widened in May as the trade balance remained weak, central bank data showed on Friday, continuing a deteriorating pattern this year and prompting the central bank to widen its forecast for the full-year deficit. Read More »

U.S. senators push for food safety in Smithfield sale to Chinese meat company

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. coal exports have made steady inroads into the Asian market since 2007. Almost all the U.S. coal exported to Asia went to the world's top four coal importers: China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Read More »

25% of U.S. coal exports go to Asia, but remain a small share of Asia’s total coal imports

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. coal exports have made steady inroads into the Asian market since 2007. Almost all the U.S. coal exported to Asia went to the world's top four coal importers: China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Read More »

USTR chief Froman sets sight on India trade problems

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on said he expected growing trade problems with India to be a major early focus of his tenure, but stopped short of saying the United States should cut off benefits for that country. Read More »

Port Corpus Christi Approved Long-term Agreements with M&G Group

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

"Italian PET & PTA Company New Plant will be Located on the Inner Harbor" Read More »

Spirit Airlines and Airbus announced an agreement for the firm order of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

These aircraft are in addition to the 96 aircraft not yet delivered under Spirit's existing order and will be scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017. Read More »

Commissioner Karel De Gucht welcomes Member States’ green light to start negotiations

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht stated: “I am delighted that the Council has today decided to give the European Commission ’the green light’ to start trade and investment negotiations with the United States. Read More »

U.S-Vietnam trade talks hung up on clothing issues

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. efforts to forge a "21st Century" trade agreement with Vietnam and 10 other countries in the Asia Pacific region are running into problems mired in the past, including a textile trade policy that U.S. industry does not want to give up. Read More »

With Defeat of 2013 Farm Bill, House Fails Soybean Farmers and American Agriculture

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) voiced its extreme disappointment and frustration this afternoon following a vote by the House of Representatives to reject the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Read More »

Argentina reports encouraging numbers for GDP, trade

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Argentina's economic growth sped up slightly in the first quarter and May's trade surplus topped market expectations after dropping sharply in previous months, government data showed. Read More »

Asian coffee exporters feel the heat as premiums soar

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Global food producers such as Nestle SA will have to pay more for the robusta coffee beans used in biscuits and drinks as a supply crunch sends premiums to multi-month highs in Asia, forcing some exporters to cancel shipments. Read More »

Senate approves Froman as US trade representative

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve White House international economic affairs adviser Michael Froman to be the next U.S. trade representative, sending him into the fray of huge trade negotiations in Asia and Europe. Read More »

Taiwan May export orders shrink for 4th month, China demand slows

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

Taiwan's May export orders shrank for a fourth straight month, pointing to shaky global demand for its pivotal tech exports that could hurt the island's economic growth. Read More »

US puts Russia on notice in first report on WTO compliance

AJOT | June 19, 2013 | International Trade

The United States, in the first report on Russia's compliance with its World Trade Organization commitments, said it was closely watching Moscow for any violations that thwart U.S. exports to the world's sixth-largest economy. Read More »