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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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EU rejects use of trade sanctions vs African states

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will not impose trade sanctions against African states under controversial leadership, including Madagascar, for fear of unfairly punishing ordinary citizens, a senior EU official said.

Peter Thompson, director of developme Read More »

Brazil plans tax breaks, new bank for exports

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's government is readying an export promotion program that includes tax exemptions and credits and the creation of a state-run trade bank, amid a dramatic decline in the nation's trade surplus, Valor Economico newspaper reported.

The pl Read More »

China, Russia, Canada again top USTR piracy list

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The United States on Friday placed Russia on its list of countries with the worst records of preventing copyright theft for the 13th straight year, just days after the two nations agreed to intensify talks on Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organizat Read More »

Trade talks between EU, Central America collapse

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Trade negotiations between the European Union and Central America have collapsed, jeopardizing the EU's bid to reach an agreement before a meeting of leaders from both regions, EU officials. The talks between the 27-nation EU and Panama, Guatemala, Costa Read More »

Brazil car export surge helps boost April output

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

Automobile output in Brazil jumped in April from a year earlier as automakers ramped up production to meet a surge in demand in export and domestic markets, the national automakers' association Anfavea said.

Output jumped 14.2 percent in Apri Read More »

Carbon tariffs on imports risk trade war

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union is considering border tariffs on imports from more polluting countries, but an initial assessment shows such levies could spark trade wars, draft reports show.

Two European Commission reports do not explicitly reject a push Read More »

US eyes deeper trade ties with Latin America

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The United States needs to deepen its economic engagement in Latin America in response to competitive pressures from China and European Union, a top U.S. trade official said.

"The world isn't going to stand still for us. We have to realize th Read More »

Industry overstated EU feed import crisis

AJOT | May 09, 2010 | International Trade

The disruption to animal feed imports caused by Europe's "zero tolerance" policy on unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been exaggerated by industry, campaigners Friends of the Earth said.
Last summer, several shipments of soy from Read More »

China buys US corn

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

China purchased 115,000 tons of U.S. corn, its first significant purchase in nearly four years, ending weeks of rumors that the country was seeking foreign supplies to tamp down rising domestic prices. Read More »

Japan eyes new strategy for infrastructure exports

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

Japan's government is pushing for a new strategy to win more overseas infrastructure projects, as it feels threatened by growing global competition and needs help from external demand to boost growth in the world's No.2 economy.

Japan Inc. ho Read More »

US agrees to intensify talks on Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

The United States and Russia have agreed to intensify talks on Moscow's nearly 17-year-old bid to join the World Trade Organization, a U.S. trade official said.

"The participants reviewed the action plan that Russian, U.S. and EU negotiators Read More »

Vietnam’s coffee exports may face delays

AJOT | April 29, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnamese exporters may have to delay coffee loading in the coming months, as supply of beans in the domestic market has been hurt with farmers holding back sales due to a stockpiling plan and falling prices, a senior industry official said. Read More »

China helps revive Asia “decoupling” debate

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

By boosting domestic purchasing power, the looming rise in the yuan will add fuel to one of the biggest global economic stories of the new decade: the rise of the Chinese consumer.

China's ravenous appetite for imports is already transforming Read More »

Deere eyes $500 mllion investment in Russia farm boom

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, is on track to spend $500 million building new plants in Russia and offering credit lines and other services to farmers within the next six years.

Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Samuel Read More »

WTO threat will not yield yuan rise

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

Threatening China with WTO sanctions will not convince Beijing to revalue its currency, the European Union trade chief said following a meeting with his Chinese. Read More »

Small yuan revaluation not enough

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

China needs to raise the value of its currency by a "significant" amount or the United States will take action, a top U.S. lawmaker in the latest sign that tensions on the yuan remain high. Read More »

India cotton seen down on export ban

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

India's cotton prices may fall sharply after India stopped exports of the commodity last week, analysts and traders said.

India has stopped cotton exports to control soaring local prices, tightening global supplies and raising prospects of a Read More »

US says protecting IP rights a top trade priority

AJOT | April 26, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. officials welcomed a new study showing the importance of innovation to U.S. economic growth and promised vigorous action to curb the huge international trade in fake and pirated goods.

"Let's be clear: IP (intellectual property) theft in Read More »

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