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US urges Vietnam to join trans-Pacific trade pact

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam should join a U.S.-initiated trans-Pacific partnership to boost trade and competitiveness, a U.S. trade official said.

The trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) will help bolster U.S.-Vietnam ties and increase Vietnam's competitiveness in t Read More »

Nokia pedals hard to stay ahead in cheap markets

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Nokia Oyj , the world's top cellphone maker, unveiled four new cheap models and a bicycle charger in a move to protect its dominance in emerging markets.

Nokia said the 15-euro charger was targeted at developing countries with limited access to electr Read More »

India may allow Chinese telecom imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Indian government may allow imports of Chinese telecom equipment after security checks, a top Indian government official said, indicating a softening of India's position on an issue that has clouded ties between the two Asian powers. Read More »

Population, incomes tilt India towards food imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years.

Forecasts of a normal Read More »

UK trade deficit widens in April, ash hits exports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was wider than expected in April, after disruption to air traffic as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud hit both exports and imports, official data showed.

The Office for Nati Read More »

U.S. Senator sees push to move China currency bill

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

A leading U.S. Senate critic of China's currency policy said a group of her colleagues were determined to push legislation allowing the Commerce Department to use anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws against China's exchange rate. Read More »

WTO report to show protectionism under control

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Protectionism is still a risk as unemployment remains high in many countries despite the recovery but it has so far not caused the serious damage that some feared, a World Trade Organization report will argue.

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy Read More »

Brazil’s trade surplus widens in May on exports

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's May trade surplus came in above forecasts and widened from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $3.443 billion in May, compared with a previously-reported surplus of $1.28 billion in Apri Read More »

Poor country trade hammered by commodity prices

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

The drop in commodities prices following the financial crisis has made it much harder for the world's poorest countries to buy manufactured goods, according to a study.

The report by the International Trade Center (ITC) shows that least devel Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan agree customs union minus Belarus

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to launch a customs union from July 1 in a move that complicates accession talks with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and further sours relations with Belarus.

Russia will resume accession talks, now in their s Read More »

WTO questions China’s export barriers

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

China's curbs on exports of some raw materials to conserve resources may not meet the stated goals while giving Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage, the World Trade Organization said.

The remarks, in a report prepared for China's two-ye Read More »

Steel imports inch up in April

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Total imports of steel mill products increased in April over March by 0.9 percent, according to preliminary government reporting. 'The small increase in arrivals in April show that slow improvement in the market continues, based on market conditions early Read More »

Belarus says ready for compromise over customs union

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Belarus is ready to compromise to be able to join a Russia-dominated customs union, state media quoted President Alexander Lukashenko as saying.

Last week, Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to launch the union on July 1 without Belarus. The new tr Read More »

Russia revives WTO bid. Will it collapse again?

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Russia will resume talks to join the World Trade Organization next month, a year after suspending them to create a customs union with Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Creating the customs union proved to be more complicated than anticipated and the th Read More »

Substance will drive US decision on China economy

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is bound by strict rules in deciding whether China is a "market economy," but knows the matter carries important symbolic weight for Beijing, a top U.S. trade official said.

The perennial issue came up again this week during Read More »

Thailand’s main exports and markets for April

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand's annual exports rose 35.2 percent in April from a year before to $14.09 billion, but that value was down from March's $16.25 billion due to Thai holidays and disruption caused by air travel problems in Europe. Read More »

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