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McDonald’s sees 2,000 stores in China by 2013

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

McDonald's Corp expects China to be the engine of growth in the Asia Pacific over the next five years and predicts a good first quarter for same-store sales in the Asia, Middle East and Africa region.

The firm expects to have more than 2,000 Read More »

Taiwan using China trade deal to sell foreign FTAs

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan has leveraged its goal of a landmark trade deal with China to open talks with Japan, the United States and other powers on free trade deals expected to boost the long-isolated island economy, officials said.

Appealing to countries that Read More »

Two top US trade envoys approved after long delay

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Two top U.S. trade negotiators whose jobs had been in limbo in the Senate for six months were put into office by President Barack Obama on an interim basis.

Michael Punke, the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Isi Siddiqui, chief U. Read More »

US lawmakers urge trade action vs China

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

A group of Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take immediate action to resolve a long list of trade disputes with China, the European Union and other countries. Read More »

U.S. and EU eye talks to end subsidy row

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Washington hopes a WTO report on EU subsidies for Airbus will help resolve a row over U.S. and European support for their rival aircraft industries, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said. Read More »

China makes its case for a steady yuan

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

China reaffirmed its determination to keep the yuan steady, rejecting U.S. arguments that a stronger exchange rate is needed to help iron out global trade imbalances.

On a busy day for official pronouncements, a deputy central bank governor p Read More »

World trade to rebound as Doha talks drag on

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

World trade will grow by nearly 10 percent this year, rebounding strongly from the economic crisis and shrugging off halting progress in the eight-year-old Doha round, World Trade Organization figures showed.

The WTO said the volume of mercha Read More »

Major sugar exporters formally complain on EU exports

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A European Union decision to let its sugar beet producers dump excess output on the world market could fuel bigger European exports of the sweetener, the world's top three sugar exporters warned. The Global Sugar Alliance told the European Commission in a Read More »

Obama says he’s “going to bat” for exporters

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama unveiled a series of U.S. government actions, including export regulatory reform, designed to make exporting easier and to boost the position of U.S. exporters in overseas markets in remarks before the Export Import Bank annual conf Read More »

Google chief sees outcome “soon” in China row

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Google expects an outcome soon from its talks with China over a censorship and hacking dispute, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said.

Google threatened in January to shut its Chinese Google.cn portal and to pull back from China, citing problems Read More »

US Republican Bunning stirs anger with WTO block

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

A Republican senator who held up action earlier this month on a bill to renew jobless benefits faced more criticism for blocking approval of President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US Senate bill threatens stiff penalties on China

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Members of the U.S. Congress have threatened Beijing with duties on some of its exports if it fails to revalue its currency, pressuring the Obama administration to label China a currency manipulator.

The bipartisan bill to be introduced in th Read More »

Brazil trade seen surging on Latam trade deal

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil expects a new free trade agreement with Israel to swell bilateral trade to more than $3 billion within five years, officials said.

Trade between Israel and Brazil slipped below $1 billion in 2009 from a peak of $1.6 billion in 2008 -- Read More »

Is there a WTO case against Chinese Internet censorship?

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

The United States is studying whether it could launch a WTO challenge against Chinese Internet restrictions that affect Google and other U.S. companies operating in China.

Here are some questions and answers on the possible complaint to the W Read More »

Brazil lists retaliation on US copyright, patents

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil revealed a preliminary list of U.S. patents and intellectual property rights it could restrict unless both countries settle a long-standing dispute over U.S. cotton aid.

It is the second set of measures Brazil has unveiled in a week to Read More »

U.S. lawmakers press for action on China currency

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama faced growing congressional pressure to get tough with China over its currency practices, one day after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao brushed off accusations that Beijing was undervaluing its currency for an unfair trade advantage. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers launch push to repeal NAFTA

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | International Trade

A small group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement in the latest sign of congressional disillusionment with free-trade deals. Read More »

US Senator urges Haiti trade bill, benefit reform

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | International Trade

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus threw his weight behind calls for an expansion of U.S. trade benefits to help Haiti rebuild its clothing sector after its devastating earthquake.

"We must lend a hand. We must assist Haiti's earthq Read More »

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