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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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U.S. Exports Up in August

AJOT | October 05, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total August exports of $198.5 billion and imports of $238.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.1 billion, down from $40.3 billion in July, revised. August exports were $0.4 billion more than July exports of $198.0 billion. August imports were $0.2 billion more than July imports of $238.3 billion. Read More »

The SBA Asks Administration to Withdraw Water Act Rule Change

AJOT | October 05, 2014 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Regulatory Issues

The Small Business Administration an office within the federal agency responsible for protecting the interests of small businesses and helping ensure a strong economy has asked the Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that changes the scope of existing law without Congress’ authority and expand federal regulatory power under the Clean Water Act. Read More »

ASA Urges President Obama to Make Market Access a Priority at APEC Leaders’ Summit

AJOT | October 05, 2014 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association joined other members of the U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance (USBCA) in a letter this week urging President Barack Obama to make U.S. market access and the Chinese biotechnology policy a top priority at the upcoming 2014 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Read More »

China aims to sooth transport bottlenecks by 2020

Reuters | October 05, 2014 | International Trade

China aims to ease transport bottlenecks which are affecting economic development by 2020 with a plan announced on Saturday to tackle issues such as excessive road tolls and poor connectivity and to ensure the smoother flow of goods. Read More »

Food crisis looms as Ebola rampages through West Africa

Reuters | October 02, 2014 | International Trade

The mango season finished early for Mamadou Barry, a fruit vendor in Marche Kermel, an old covered market in the Senegalese capital Dakar. Where stalls once brimmed with tropical produce imported from neighbouring Guinea, the Ebola-related border closure has emptied the tables. Read More »

China ready to grab business after EU-Russia showdown

Reuters | October 02, 2014 | International Trade

China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week. Read More »

US to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

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