International Trade

WTO World Trade Report examines six decades of multilateralism in trade

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

On January 1, 2008, the multilateral trading system celebrated its 60th anniversary. This year's World Trade Report celebrates this landmark anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor the WTO. Read More »

World Bank has positive outlook on Latin America and the Caribbean for 2008

AJOT | January 06, 2008 | International Trade

The World Bank expects Latin America and the Caribbean's economy to grow about 5.1%this year, up from a previous forecast of 4.8%, but sees growth coming down slightly in 2008 given the stabilization of commodity prices and the impact of the US economic s Read More »

The GATT/WTO at 60: WTO World Trade Report examines six decades of multilateralism in trade

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | International Trade

On 1 January 2008, the multilateral trading system will celebrate its 60th anniversary. This year's World Trade Report celebrates this landmark anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor the WTO. 'By striking an ambitious and developm Read More »

Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for November 2007

AJOT | December 26, 2007 | International Trade

Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders for November 2007 Read More »

Guangzhou Issues Emergency Circular to Prevent Year-end Massive Layoffs

AJOT | December 20, 2007 | International Trade

As the Labour Contract Law is about to come into force, Guangzhou has issued an emergency circular to prevent companies from rushing to lay off workers ahead of the implementation of the law. The emergency circular stipulates that any incident of terminat Read More »

European Union cements market access for ACP countries; takes important step in EPA negotiations

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | International Trade

The European Commission welcomed the formal adoption by the Council of the market access offer for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). 35 ACP countries have signed either interim agreements or f Read More »

US GDP up 4.9% in 3Qtr

AJOT | December 19, 2007 | International Trade

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 4% in the third quarter of 2007, according to final estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Read More »

MTC Holdings closes acquisition of multimodal facility in Toluca, M’xico

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

MTC Holdings, a leading terminal operating company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, announced that it has completed the acquisition of an inland, multi-modal terminal facility and services company branded as Puerta M'xico. Read More »

Transporting cargo requires skill, knowledge and training

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

Not too long ago, transporting cargo was a relatively simple affair. Freight was picked up at a loading dock, transferred to a truck for delivery to ship or airplane, with a reverse process at destination. Today, freight is no longer simply freight. It i Read More »

US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement passed

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

The US Senate passed the US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) (HR 3688), 77 ' 18, previously negotiated by the Bush Administration, and approved by the US House of Representatives in November. The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applau Read More »

WTO appoints Chinese judge, Taiwan drops objection

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) appointed four appeal judges, including one Chinese, after Taiwan dropped its objections, easing tension between the two rivals and defusing a looming crisis. Read More »

UK panel urges rich countries to save trade talks

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

Rich countries must make unilateral concessions to spur on marathon world trade talks or call a halt to the negotiations if they are going nowhere, British legislators said. Read More »

US current account deficit narrowing may not slow world trade

AJOT | December 09, 2007 | International Trade

A narrowing of the US current account deficit would not necessarily cause a slow-down in global merchandise trade growth, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said. Read More »

Canadian ports to get improved borrowing regime

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

Recently responding to urgent demands of the past few years, Canada's federal government has proposed regulatory changes that would put existing borrowing and funding regimes for Canadian ports on a more competitive footing with US and other foreign ports Read More »

US farm leader criticizes “free riders” in WTO talks

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

A long-awaited world trade deal will remain out of reach until developing countries agree to open their markets to more US farm goods, the head of the largest US farm organization said. Read More »

Brazil, Canada seek WTO probes of US farm subsidies

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

Brazil and Canada called for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to investigate US farm subsidies, which they said break WTO rules. Read More »

US, China resolve subsidy dispute at WTO

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

The United States has resolved a dispute with China over industrial subsidies, which Washington had challenged at the World Trade Organization, the top US trade official said. Read More »

South Korea sees US trade deal approval by Feb.

AJOT | December 02, 2007 | International Trade

South Korea's trade minister said he expected parliament to approve a free trade deal with the United States by February, but cautioned that US pressure on the beef and car sectors may create a backlash. Read More »

Research reveals new export landscape for ASEAN and Asia

AJOT | November 25, 2007 | International Trade

DHL revealed the findings of a study they commissioned to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on regional trade flows. The report entitled Trading up: A New Export Landscape for ASEAN and Asia, examines the movement of goods across borders in Asia, with ASE Read More »

House of Representatives Approves US/ Peru TPA

AJOT | November 18, 2007 | International Trade

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) praised the US House of Representatives for voting 285 ' 132 to approve the US/ Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) negotiated by the Bush Administration. AAFA actively supports the US/ Peru TPA and, in Read More »