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Food multi-nationals meet their match in Australia

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | International Trade

Heinz's chief executive, William Johnson, has been vocal about its difficulties, describing Australia as "the worst market" of the 200-odd countries and territories in which the 142-year-old ketchup maker operates. Read More »

China toughens trade stance with tariffs

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | International Trade

China has fired a warning shot with its decision to impose tariffs on imports of sport-utility vehicles (SUV) and other large cars from the United States as both countries gear up for increased trade friction next year. Read More »

WTO agrees procurement deal, US urges China to join

AJOT | December 15, 2011 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization clinched a landmark reform of its Government Procurement Agreement after the European Union, Japan and the United States agreed terms for opening up government contracts to foreign competition. Read More »

India admits $9 billion export gaffe

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | International Trade

Already battered by corruption scandals, and less than a week after an embarrassing policy U-turn, the Indian government admitted that it had accidentally inflated this year's export figures by more than $9 billion. Read More »

Indonesia tin official quits after export ban failure

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | International Trade

Industry cracks are starting to show in top tin producer Indonesia, with the breach and collapse of the self-imposed export stoppage this month resulting in the surprise resignation of the secretary at the Indonesia Tin Association (ITA). Read More »

Russia trade vote will be

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | International Trade

The White House faces a major challenge next year persuading the U.S. Congress to permanently normalize trade relations with Russia due to concerns about human rights and Moscow's relations with Iran, a senior Republican lawmaker said. Read More »

US threatens sanctions in Airbus battle with EU

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | International Trade

The United States rejected a European Union plan to eliminate subsidies provided to Airbus and said it would ask the World Trade Organization for permission to impose trade sanctions that could amount to $7 billion to $10 billion annually. Read More »

USTR faults China WTO record in 1Oth annual report

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | International Trade

Ten years after joining the World Trade Organization, China still does not fully embrace many fundamental free market principles of the global trade body, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Monday in an annual report to Congress. Read More »

Brazil exports of fine coffee climbing fast

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

Brazil's exports of fine coffees will rise to almost one third of its arabica shipments in 2011, the exporter association said on Monday, because of the higher profits to be made from producing superior beans. Read More »

China approves Nestle’s candy maker purchase

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

Singapore-listed Chinese candy maker Hsu Fu Chi International said that China's commerce ministry had approved Nestle's plan to purchase a 60 percent stake in the company, easing concerns that Beijing will take a hard line toward foreign companies buying Read More »

China growth to ease as export outlook darkens

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

China's annual rate of export growth slowed in November versus October, Vice Commerce Minister Chong Quan said, confirming market expectations that deteriorating external conditions are dragging on the world's No. 2 economy. Read More »

Chinese court rejects Apple lawsuit over iPad name

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

A court in southern China has rejected a lawsuit by Apple Inc, accusing a Chinese technology company of infringing its iPad trademark, a newspaper reported, the latest move in a protracted tug-of-war over the name. Read More »

Pacific trade deal could help save species

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

Trade in illegally poached and harvested wildlife and wild plants could be curbed, possibly saving endangered species such as the New Zealand Kakapo parrot, by a proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal, a top U.S. trade official said. Read More »

Turkey opens new trade routes to bypass Syria

AJOT | December 06, 2011 | International Trade

Turkey said it would begin exporting goods to Egypt via sea and overland through Iraq this week as it seeks to bypass existing trade routes through Syria following a breakdown in ties and rising violence in its southern neighbour. Read More »

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