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US says protecting IP rights a top trade priority

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. officials welcomed a new study showing the importance of innovation to U.S. economic growth and promised vigorous action to curb the huge international trade in fake and pirated goods.

"Let's be clear: IP (intellectual property) theft in Read More »

Rajesh Exports to roll out 300 retail stores

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

Rajesh Exports Ltd , one of India's top jewellery makers and exporters, plans to open 300 retail stores in India over the next three years, and has lined up a capex of 30-40 billion rupees, a top official said.

The firm currently has 25 retai Read More »

Brazil suspends retaliation after US concession

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil delayed for another 60 days trade retaliation against the United States in an attempt to solve a long-standing dispute over U.S. cotton aid, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said.

The move comes after the U.S. government met the la Read More »

WTO to probe Philippine liquor duties

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization is to investigate a U.S. complaint that Philippines duties on distilled spirits discriminate against foreign suppliers of liquor, trade sources.

The United States says that Manila taxes alcoholic products made fro Read More »

China forex bill has high US Senate support

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. legislation aimed at stopping China from "manipulating" its currency by imposing duties on Chinese products would get overwhelming support in the U.S. Senate, co-author Senator Lindsey Graham said.

"We'd get 80 or 90 votes if we could ev Read More »

Banks push G20 to reform trade finance regulation

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Trade finance banks are stepping up pressure on the G20 to ease regulation of the credits that keep global commerce flowing, after a new survey showed credit tightness is still hampering the flow of trade.

The survey, conducted by the Interna Read More »

Thailand’s main exports and markets for March

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand's annual exports rose 40.9 percent in March from a year earlier and the value of $16.25 billion was the highest in 17 months, led by a rebound in electronic goods and autos as trade to major markets expanded.

Growth may be lower in c Read More »

US soya shipments resume but more EU woes feared

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

European grain traders say U.S. soya beans and meal imports have returned to normal after the EU approved new varieties of biotech maize.

But traders fear more disruption in future due to a ban on genetically modified strains yet to be approv Read More »

Boeing chief urges quick US action on trade deals

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

The United States risks losing significant export sales to the European Union, Canada and other countries unless it approves three long-delayed free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, Boeing Chief Executive James McNerney. Read More »

India to take EU to WTO on generics seizures

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

India will launch a formal dispute against the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over EU seizures of Indian generic drugs, a senior trade ministry source said.

Settling the dispute could take between 12-18 months, another m Read More »

WTO chief Lamy tiptoes around China currency

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy said he was "extremely cautious" whether currency manipulation is a form of protectionism because a WTO rule on the issue has never been tested.

"Now, true, there is one specific article of GATT-WTO Read More »

Russia bans imports of Nestle baby food

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said it had denied permission for Nestle, the world's biggest food group, to import baby-food products to Russia.

"Nestle was refused the state registration of certain types of products -- Read More »

Global markets drive US industrial profits

AJOT | April 25, 2010 | International Trade

International markets like China and Brazil drove profits at U.S. industrial companies in the first quarter, many of which beat Wall Street estimates and raised their full-year forecasts.

Cost cuts introduced during the downturn also helped b Read More »

Africa left in cold by US-Brazil cotton deal

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

A deal between Brazil and the United States to sort out their dispute over cotton leaves African producers in the cold, and their best hope is a global trade agreement in the stalled Doha round, according to a study.

The study assesses the ga Read More »

Brazil cautions no cotton deal yet with U.S.

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian authorities cautioned that negotiations with the United States to solve a long-standing dispute over U.S. cotton aid were only at a preliminary stage and that a deal was not certain. Read More »

Brazil, Florida mull joint orange juice promotion

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil and Florida, The world's top two exporters of orange juice who have sometimes clashed as rivals, are discussing a joint global advertising program to promote juice sales, a Florida Department of Citrus official said.

"We have very good Read More »

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