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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Myanmar says will put stability ahead of economy

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Myanmar President Thein Sein said his government was committed to political reform and would put the stability of the country ahead of economic development, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported. Read More »

US eyes Russia trade vote by summer end

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

The Obama administration, a senior U.S. lawmaker and the business community are gearing up for a tough vote in Congress to bolster trade relations with Russia, even as Moscow continued on Friday to take stands that make it unpopular in Washington. Read More »

US halts 20 orange juice shipments for fungicide

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

U.S. inspectors blocked 20 shipments of orange juice, 11 of them from Brazil, the world leading orange grower, from entering the country because they contain traces of a banned fungicide, the government said. Read More »

Brazil to restore tariff on Mexican autos

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has ordered the termination of a long-standing deal with Mexico for tariff-free bilateral trade in automobiles and parts, Valor Economico newspaper said, in another possible sign of growing protectionism in emerging marke Read More »

China says ready to defend its rare earth policies

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

China's Commerce Ministry said it was prepared to defend its rare earth export policies at the World Trade Organization, days after the global trade body ruled against its export restrictions on raw materials exports. Read More »

Japan making progress on US trade concerns

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

The United States said that Japan has improved market access for a broad range of U.S. goods and services, as Washington continues to consider Tokyo's application to join a proposed free trade pact in the Asia Pacific. Read More »

Lawmakers urge US to press China currency at WTO

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

Two top U.S. lawmakers urged President Barack Obama's administration to broaden efforts to pressure China to change its currency practices by raising the issue at a World Trade Organization symposium in March. Read More »

Swiss exports fall in Dec as strong franc weighs

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

Exports from Switzerland fell in December, hurt by turmoil in the euro zone which slashed demand for Swiss goods and drove the franc currency to unfavorably strong levels as investors looked for a safe place to park their money. Read More »

US accuses China of instigating plot against DuPont

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

Chinese government representatives directed a U.S. businessman to obtain valuable technology manufactured by chemical giant DuPont and U.S. authorities were seeking on Wednesday to keep him in jail ahead of his trial on charges relating to trade secret th Read More »

WTO okays EU trade help for Pakistan

AJOT | February 01, 2012 | International Trade

A World Trade Organisation committee meeting approved a European Union waiver on duties for 75 products from Pakistan, a scheme intended to boost textile exports to help Pakistan recover from massive floods in 2010. Read More »

China rare earths safe from WTO ruling on export curbs

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | International Trade

A World Trade Organisation ruling against China's restrictions on raw material exports could force changes to some of its rare earth policies but is unlikely to yield the boost in exports of the metals that consumers want to see. Read More »

New Asian buyers thirst for fresh wine tastes

AJOT | January 31, 2012 | International Trade

The bubble may have burst in the Bordeaux market, but new Asian collectors are seeking diversity and in some cases even choosing second growth Bordeaux for value, said Robert Sleigh, head of Sotheby'sAsian wine department. Read More »

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