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Malaysia, US resume FTA talks

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | International Trade

The fourth round of talks over the Malaysia-US free trade agreement (FTA) took place in San Francisco last week. The US is adopting a pragmatic approach in its FTA negotiations with Malaysia, and it is keen to conclude the negotiations on a successful not Read More »

US dollar must fall more to ease imbalances

AJOT | January 14, 2007 | International Trade

The US dollar needs to depreciate more against other major currencies to ease unsustainable trade and current account imbalances, a panel of influential economists said during a meeting of the American Economics Association. Read More »

Global supply chain: 2007 risks and rewards

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | International Trade

When considering the global trade environment in 2007 there are a number potential issues looming that can disrupt global supply chains, sourcing strategies, and the flow of working capital. If not properly addressed, importers and exporters may face sign Read More »

AIG to purchase P&O’s US Marine Terminal Operations

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

On December 10, 2006, a member company of AIG Global Investment Group entered into an agreement in Dubai to purchase P&O Ports North America (POPNA) from P&O Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of global marine terminal operator DP World for an undi Read More »

Gutierrez touts record export levels

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

US Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez issued the following statement on the October US International Trade in Goods and Services, which shows the trade deficit narrowed to $58.9 billion. Read More »

Ports say October US exports extend uptrend

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | International Trade

Containerized US export volumes extended their uptrend in October vs. September, lifted in part by ongoing dollar weakness, while import volumes eased at several major harbors as the peak holiday shipping season waned, according to port officials. Read More »

US-Canada lumber deal: terminus or truce?

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

The United States and Canada recently heralded the end of a historic lumber trade dispute, promising that a deal to refund $4.3 billion in US lumber duties would extinguish decades of legal feuds. Read More »

Kansas City leading the North American integration discussion

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | International Trade

It is a surprise to many that America's next great trading port is some 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean and more than 900 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. And, despite its inland location, Kansas City, MO ' the geographic center of the continent with exc Read More »

Virginia’s Gov. Kaine leads European trade mission

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | International Trade

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine recently participated in a seven-day trade mission to Europe, with scheduled visits to Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Governor, accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Patrick O. Gottschalk and represent Read More »

Doha Free trade talks suspended 5 years

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Governments from around the world pledged to great fanfare in Doha that they would make free trade work for even the poorest countries. Five years later, it's just another quiet day at the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US remains global economic leader

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | International Trade

Billions of dollars in intellectual property losses a year and a mammoth trade deficit have hindered America's dominance in the global economy the past 20 years. But weaknesses in the nation's education system and energy inefficiency remain the two bigges Read More »

Europeans welcome Bush defeat, question impact

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | International Trade

Many Europeans welcomed President George W. Bush's resounding defeat in mid-term US elections, hoping the resurgent Democrats would help end ugly rifts that have soured trans-Atlantic relations in recent years. Read More »

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