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Premium Article  CBP attempting to right wrongs with new rules for in-bond shipments

Peter Buxbaum | March 07, 2012 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

30-day limit, electronic filings are key provisions

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

Ten years ago, the Government Accountability Office issued a report criticizing how U.S. Customs and Border Protection handled in-bond shipments. CBP's reaction at that Read More »

Premium Article  The China Factor

George Lauriat | February 23, 2012 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

The Chinese economy is a key driver for the bulk trades. For North Americans, China’s consumption of raw materials and agricultural products has been an import export mainstay. But the heady days of China’s economic growth in the high teens may be over…at Read More »

Argentina’s January trade surplus seen down 28%

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Argentina's trade surplus for January is seen falling 28 percent year-on-year, hit by weaker demand for the country's exports, particularly slower car sales to neighboring Brazil, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

China opens box office to more U.S. movies

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China agreed to open its market to more American movies, in a dramatic Hollywood ending to a week-long visit by China's leader-in-waiting that produced billions of dollars in business deals. Read More »

China to increase tax rebate to exporters

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China will increase export tax rebates to aid the export sector, which is feeling the punch from the European debt crisis, the China Daily reported, citing the trade ministry. Read More »

China’s Xi, US officials talk food trade in Iowa

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, gathered with U.S. agricultural officials in America's grainbelt on Thursday and stressed their shared interests in fostering increased food security and trade in farm goods. Read More »

Mexico world trade to rise by 10% a year

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Mexico's trade with the rest of the world is set to grow by more than 10 percent this year and next and will more than double by 2026, according to a forecast by British bank HSBC. Read More »

Wal-Mart to take majority stake in China e-commerce firm

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it is taking a controlling stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian, as the world's largest retailer seeks new revenue sources to fend off rising competition in the world's fastest-growing major economy. Read More »

Premium Article  Speed is key for on-line retailer Zappos.com

Karen Thuermer | February 12, 2012 | International Trade

Walking through the Zappos.com fulfillment center near Louisville, KY must be, in some ways, akin to opening former Philippine Republic President Ferdinand Marcos’s shoe closet. It’s overwhelming. Read More »

Premium Article  US. exports set to double by 2015

Peter Buxbaum | February 12, 2012 | International Trade

Can Ex-Im Bank take any credit?

Could the United States double its exports by 2015? That's what President Barrack Obama called for in 2010 as part his jobs and economic recovery program. Read More »

Premium Article  The American Importer 2012

George Lauriat | February 12, 2012 | International Trade

Imports have often been viewed as a key economic indicator for the health of the US economy. Is the US recovering? Imports are up, but recovery may be selective. Read More »

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