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International Trade

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APEC ponders free trade area as frictions loom

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | International Trade

Asia-Pacific economies, including China and the United States, are laying the groundwork for a vast free trade area, but frictions over currencies and geopolitical rivalries threatened to undermine regional harmony.

China and the United State Read More »

G20 pursues protectionism, poor states hurt

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | International Trade

G20 states are continuing to carry out protectionist policies in contrast to repeated pledges to keep markets open, and developing countries have been among the main victims, a study by independent economists said.

The report by Global Trade Read More »

US, India to help African food security

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama announced a U.S.-Indian partnership to promote food security in Africa, harnessing technology to battle starvation in a part of the world where China has boosted its presence.

"We are going to share Indian expertise wit Read More »

Zepol Corp. reports October containerized imports fall

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | International Trade

Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, reports that import shipment volume for October, measured in TEUs, decreased 2.72% from September and increased 12.84% over October 2009. The total number of shipments also fell 2.72% from Septemb Read More »

Premium Article  China ramps up wind exports but global downturn is dampening demand

Stas Margaronis | November 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | Alternative | International Trade

Although the global recession has dampened demand there are still more answers blowing in the wind.


China is a growing force in the wind industry and three exporters are taking the lead in selling Chinese wind turbines in the United Stat Read More »

Premium Article  For paper and pulp handlers, sometimes timing is everything

Karen Thuermer | November 07, 2010 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

B. W. (Bill) Franks, CEO and President, The CrossGlobe Group, headquartered in Glen Allen, VA, is feeling optimistic. Not only does he believe the market for pulp and certain paper products is going to rebound; he is convinced his company is well position Read More »

Premium Article  Mining equipment market indicates healthy outlook

Karen Thuermer | November 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

Good news for break bulk shippers of mining equipment: market intelligence reports that the mining equipment market is expected to remain healthy through the rest of the current decade. The reason, they cite, is strong demand for commodities being generat Read More »

Premium Article  Watchword for oil and gas: uncertainty

Peter Buxbaum | November 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | Energy | International Trade

Markets characterized by regional differences
The recently expired six-month moratorium imposed by the Obama administration on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico should provide a boost to an industry that has been slammed from more th Read More »

Premium Article  Choppy waters as shippers navigate shifting rates

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping

Weak daily freight rates remain a headwind for tanker companies, while dry cargo operators will likely see some upside as minor bulks and coal drove up rates for smaller vessels in July-September.

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index -- which Read More »

Impact of TPP free trade pact on Japan farm sector

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | International Trade

Japan is weighing benefits and drawbacks from joining a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, launched earlier this year by the United States with seven other countries.

Economics minister Banri Kaieda supports the trade initi Read More »

US chicken shipments to Russia face new threat

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. chicken companies, which in September resumed shipping to Russia, are facing a new interruption in business as a Russian official said that beginning Jan. 1 that country will stop buying frozen chicken.

The head of Russia's consumer protection wa Read More »

China and Germany belittle US actions

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | International Trade

China rebuffed a U.S. plan to set limits for trade imbalances and Germany dubbed the Fed's money-printing policy "clueless", setting the stage for what could be a fractious G20 summit.

Washington believes an undervalued yuan is a major cause of econom Read More »

South Korea FTA top priority for meat industry

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | International Trade

The U.S. meat industry hopes a free-trade agreement with South Korea can be worked out when the leaders of the two countries meet next week because such a deal could boost meat exports, the U.S. Meat Export Federation said.

In a wide-ranging discussio Read More »

G20 warned of protectionism, currency tension

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | International Trade

The global economy is threatened by "dark clouds" of intensifying protectionist pressures, the heads of three international organisations said in a warning to leaders of the G20.

These pressures are driven by high unemployment, macroeconomic imbalance Read More »

Zimbabwe to resume diamond exports, says met terms

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | International Trade

Zimbabwe plans to resume selling diamonds from its controversial Marange fields within days, saying it fully meets the standards required by the body that regulates trade in conflict diamonds.

Obert Moses Mpofu, Zimbabwe's minister of mines and mine d Read More »

Could China face a WTO dispute over rare earths?

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | International Trade

Businesses in Japan, the United States and European Union are crying foul over cuts in China's export quotas of rare earths and calling on their governments to sue Beijing at the World Trade Organization.

China, which currently has a near-monopoly in Read More »

China rejects U.S. corn cargo, citing GMOs

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | International Trade

China has rejected a cargo of U.S. corn after finding it contained an unsanctioned genetically modified strain, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

"China only allows 11 varieties of GM corn to be imported to the country, and the c Read More »

China says rare earths no

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | International Trade

China will not use its dominance of global rare earths supplies as a "bargaining tool" with foreign economies, a spokesman for the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. Read More »

Retailers look beyond BRICs for growth

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | International Trade

Retailers are looking beyond the big emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) as they hunt for growth amid signs that spending in U.S. and western European markets will remain subdued for some time.

Executives and economist Read More »

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