International Trade

Canadian export confidence edges up in first half of 2013

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

Canadian exporter confidence, which the country's new central bank chief says is a prerequisite for full economic recovery, edged up in the first half of 2013, Canada's export credit agency said on Thursday. Read More »

China to impose anti-dumping duties on European chemical

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

China will impose from Friday anti-dumping duties of up to 37 percent on a chemical imported from the European Union, the Commerce Ministry said, the latest move in a string of disputes that could fuel rising tension between the trade partners. Read More »

GM to invest $691 million in Mexican operations

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

General Motors Co outlined plans for investing $691 million to expand its Mexican operations, including the previously unannounced expansion of its Toluca engine plant. Read More »

Japan reforms rattle US steelmakers, but suppliers could gain

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

Japan's steel exporters could benefit from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive economic reforms at the expense of U.S. competitors that specialize in the same high-end products. Read More »

US Senate committee to examine Smithfield-Shuanghui deal

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

The proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods the world's largest pork processor, by Shuanghui International of China will be examined at a July 10 hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said. Read More »

US to suspend trade benefits for Bangladesh

AJOT | June 26, 2013 | International Trade

President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Thursday that the United States is suspending U.S. trade benefits for Bangladesh after two tragedies in the past year in the country's garment sector that have cost more than 1,200 lives, a congressional s Read More »

Mexico factory exports, consumer imports up in May

AJOT | June 25, 2013 | International Trade

Mexican-made factory exports rose in May, while imports of consumer goods also gained steam, in a welcome bright spot for Latin America's second-biggest economy. Read More »

Wal-Mart India head Raj Jain leaves as store rollout struggles

AJOT | June 25, 2013 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., hit by a series of setbacks in its efforts to crack the promising but restrictive India market, said its country head had left the company. Read More »

Any China solar pact would help defuse wine spat

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's top trade official said that any agreement with China over a solar panel dispute would also help resolve a Chinese probe into EU wine exports. Read More »

Google says did ‘good job’ replying to EU antitrust probe

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

Google said it had done a good job coming up with concessions to allay EU antitrust concerns it blocks competitors in web search results, as it sought to deflect criticism the proposals would serve only to reinforce its dominance. Read More »

Kerry urges climate change action on eve of India talks

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged fast-growing India to work with Washington to tackle climate change and develop green technologies, on the eve of talks on trade and regional security. Read More »

New US trade chief focused on India, striking deals

AJOT | June 23, 2013 | International Trade

New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he expected growing trade problems with India to be a major early focus of his tenure, but stopped short of saying the United States should cut off benefits for that country. Read More »

APPI to Provide Association Management Services for the Forest Products Society

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

ATLANTA, Ga., June 20, 2013 – It was announced today that the Forest Products Society (FPS) will utilize TAPPI for the delivery of a wide range of association management services. FPS, a non-profit association based in Madison, Wisconsin, is a leader in p Read More »

Brazil current account deficit $6.420 bln in May

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

Brazil's current account deficit widened in May as the trade balance remained weak, central bank data showed on Friday, continuing a deteriorating pattern this year and prompting the central bank to widen its forecast for the full-year deficit. Read More »

U.S. senators push for food safety in Smithfield sale to Chinese meat company

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. coal exports have made steady inroads into the Asian market since 2007. Almost all the U.S. coal exported to Asia went to the world's top four coal importers: China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Read More »

25% of U.S. coal exports go to Asia, but remain a small share of Asia’s total coal imports

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. coal exports have made steady inroads into the Asian market since 2007. Almost all the U.S. coal exported to Asia went to the world's top four coal importers: China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Read More »

USTR chief Froman sets sight on India trade problems

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on said he expected growing trade problems with India to be a major early focus of his tenure, but stopped short of saying the United States should cut off benefits for that country. Read More »

Port Corpus Christi Approved Long-term Agreements with M&G Group

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

"Italian PET & PTA Company New Plant will be Located on the Inner Harbor" Read More »

Spirit Airlines and Airbus announced an agreement for the firm order of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

These aircraft are in addition to the 96 aircraft not yet delivered under Spirit's existing order and will be scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017. Read More »

Commissioner Karel De Gucht welcomes Member States’ green light to start negotiations

AJOT | June 20, 2013 | International Trade

EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht stated: “I am delighted that the Council has today decided to give the European Commission ’the green light’ to start trade and investment negotiations with the United States. Read More »