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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Imports from China widen U.S. trade gap in August

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Record imports from China helped widened the U.S. trade gap more than expected in August, suggesting the two countries were stuck in old patterns of trade despite pledges to put global growth on a more sustainable path.

The monthly trade gap Read More »

Wal-Mart sees sales improving in 4th quarter

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc should see improvement in sales at its U.S. discount stores in the fourth quarter as the company returns items to shelves and focuses anew on low prices, the company's chief executive said.
"I expect to see positive sales result Read More »

Gap eyes international business to boost sales

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | International Trade

Gap Inc is projecting that online and international sales will account for more than one-quarter of total net sales by its fiscal year 2013 as it expands its business overseas.

Gap, which operates a namesake chain of clothing stores as well a Read More »

WTO’s Lamy says no signs of trade war

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

There is currently no evidence of preconditions for a trade war between the United States and China, the head of the World Trade Organisation said, despite verbal sparring over the valuation of China's currency.

The United States and the Euro Read More »

WTO negotiators sense new tone in fish talks

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Talks to curb fisheries subsidies have taken on new life, negotiators said, boding well for efforts to revive depleted global fish stocks and reach a deal to open up world trade.

Trade diplomats said that differences in the fisheries talks at Read More »

Turkey targets $50 blllion China trade by 2015

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Turkey and China aim to raise bilateral trade to $50 billion a year by 2015 from about $17 billion currently under a new "strategic partnership", the prime ministers of the two countries said.

Both members of the G20 group of rich and develop Read More »

EU membership key for Serbia growth plan

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | International Trade

Targets in an ambitious 10-year growth plan for Serbia, based on boosting foreign investment and exports, will not be met unless the country joins the European Union, an aide to prime minister Mirko Cvetkovic said.

The plan aimed at boosting Read More »

Premium Article  Virginia’s VALET helps companies increase exports

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Sometimes all a company needs to get into exporting is a good valet. In Virginia, that means the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program, implemented by the Commonwealth in 2002 to assist Virginia companies commit to exporting.

By Read More »

Premium Article  Apples are core US fruit export

Karen Thuermer | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

When it comes to the export of U.S. fruits, apples certainly enjoy the largest slice of the pie. That’s because U.S. apples are the most popular fruit.

This year’s crop is estimated to be around 221.5 million bushels, down from last year’s a Read More »

Premium Article  Gearing up for regs on sanitary food transport

Peter Buxbaum | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

FDA announcement seeks industry input
Back in April, the Food and Drug Administration announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on implementing the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005. The announcement was described as Read More »

Anti-counterfeit pact text shows deal is near

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Countries negotiating a treaty to fight global trade in pirated goods released the text of a 99-percent complete draft of the pact.

"We are at the final stage -- about to cross the finishing line," said a European Union official close to the Read More »

China importing more palm oil

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China is increasing imports of palm oil partly because of lower prices compared to soyoil, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

"China has reportedly stepped up purchases of palm oil on the world market recently, which will result Read More »

US business urges action on China rare earth curbs

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. business groups urged the Obama administration to press China to ease export restrictions on rare earth metals, substances produced almost solely by China that are used in computers, cell phones and myriad other products.

"We hope the U. Read More »

US firms say Iraqi regulation a challenge to trade

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

Iraq's regulatory environment remains a major challenge for international companies looking to invest in the war-torn country, the heads of U.S. businesses visiting Iraq as part of a trade mission said.

The 14 companies were part of a mission Read More »

India trade minister says EU drugs dispute resolved

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma said New Delhi had resolved a dispute with the European Union over the seizures of generic medicines, according to a Press Trust of India report.

"(The) EU has accepted our position and amended their rules. Read More »

China seeks sustainable rare earths measures

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

China's measures to control rare earths exports are geared to "sustainable" exploitation of the minerals, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Europe, while pledging not to impose a complete ban on exports.

China has gradually reduced export quotas for Read More »

EU says to keep pressing China over yuan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will keep pressing China to revalue the yuan even though Beijing may not respond to foreign pressure, European Commission officials said.

"They are undervalued ... that is true," European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht t Read More »

Fortress Paper gets two contracts in China

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Fortress Paper Ltd entered into agreements to supply dissolving pulp to two producers of rayon products in China, as the Canadian company looks to hedge against a volatile pricing environment.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based maker of specialty p Read More »

Ukraine says free trade zone with EU would be costly

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | International Trade

Ukraine would need billions of euros in investment to compensate for losses in the event of it entering a free trade zone with the European Union, President Viktor Yanukovich said.

The ex-Soviet republic is in active talks with the EU bloc to Read More »

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