International Trade

UK goods trade deficit narrows in August

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed as expected in August as the value of exports rose to its highest level in a year, official statistics showed. Read More »

Taiwan Sept. export growth hit by weak US demand

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Taiwan's annual exports growth in September probably eased to 7.4% due to sluggish US demand, even as shipments to markets such as China remained strong. Read More »

Global trade talks in jeopardy

AJOT | October 14, 2007 | International Trade

Global trade talks, aimed at helping to lift millions of people from poverty, have turned rancorous after picking up speed with poor countries making tough demands that the United States says could wreck a deal. Read More »

Stronger FDA, tougher US import rules urged

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

The United States must tighten its scrutiny of imported food and other products, consumer and business groups said, even if overseas manufacturers adopt rules aimed at safer products. Read More »

Big changes to EU dumping rules unlikely

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has been urged to take into account a wider range of interests when considering anti-dumping cases but big changes to the rules are unlikely, a senior trade official said. Read More »

Peru trade deal advancing, others not

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

A free trade pact with Peru is moving toward final approval in the US Congress, but separate trade deals with Colombia and Panama face big obstacles, a senior US senator said. Read More »

SC trade mission to Mumbai, India

AJOT | October 07, 2007 | International Trade

On February 7-10, 2008, representatives from the South Carolina World Trade Center plan to lead a trade mission to the Innovative Technologies for Manufacturing (ITM) Expo in Mumbai, India, (hosted by the World Trade Center Mumbai). This forum will connec Read More »

Innovation & marketing savvy key for Pacific Northwest exporters

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States ' home to major Puget Sound container ports in Tacoma and Seattle ' is countering a national trend; it is expanding its worldwide exports. Read More »

Africa feels pain of trade talks with Europe

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

Africans are reluctant to sign new trade deals with Europe that would open the floodgates to cheaper, subsidized products -- but some analysts say they can't afford to refuse. Read More »

Expansion of air cargo terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

With a 5,000 square meter expansion of the current air cargo terminal at Landvetter airport customers can look forward to even higher levels of efficiency, quality and security when the construction is finished at the end of 2008. The expansion is a resul Read More »

GM to export over $800mln of cars, parts to China

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

General Motors Corp said it would export more than $800 million worth of US-built Buick sport utility and other vehicles and components to China starting in 2008 in its second export agreement with China this year. Read More »

Sweden logs worst trade performance in 13 years

AJOT | September 30, 2007 | International Trade

Sweden turned in its poorest trade performance since 1994 in August, data showed, as an unexpectedly anemic surplus raised red flags over the country's growth and inflation prospects. Read More »

EU bans British meat, dairy, livestock exports

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

The European Union has banned all British exports of fresh meat, live animals and milk products following a confirmed outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the European Commission said. Read More »

US trade gap narrows in welcome sign for growth

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

The US trade deficit narrowed slightly in July as exports continued to outpace imports, the government said, suggesting trade could offer a welcome lift to third-quarter economic growth. Read More »

China, EU must shun protectionism

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

A group of European companies doing business in China cautioned both Brussels and Beijing against the dangers of protectionism, saying all they were asking for was a level playing field. Read More »

Canada’s trade surplus shrinks

AJOT | September 16, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's trade surplus shrank more than expected in July as imports rose because of the stronger Canadian dollar, while the housing sector proved surprisingly resilient this summer, figures showed. Read More »

Columbia Sportswear: Supplying the world from Portland

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Columbia Sportswear started out as the Columbia Hat Company in 1938 and has since become an international firm that designs and distributes outerwear, footwear, accessories and outdoor equipment to roughly 10,000 retail outlets in the US and to customers Read More »

Sporting strong growth

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

When Linda Bi took over her late husband's business in 2000, her previous involvement in the company was limited to bookkeeping. Since that time, the president of Chicago Expert Importers has turned the company into a leading mid-Western woman-owned busin Read More »

Canadian port regulatory reforms urged

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

Canada's federal government has been marking time for too long to carry out regulatory reforms that would enable Canadian ports to better compete against their US counterparts and meet the demands of surging Asian trade. This was a key message that emerge Read More »

Zimbabwe should be at EU-Africa summit

AJOT | September 09, 2007 | International Trade

A senior EU official has suggested Zimbabwe be represented at a long-delayed EU-Africa summit at lower level than President Robert Mugabe to resolve objections some EU states have about sharing a table with him. Read More »