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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Land, finance key to India renewables drive

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | International Trade

India will struggle to hit its "hugely ambitious" renewable energy target if it fails to make more land available for plants and ensure utilities have the means to buy in clean energy, the head of U.S.-based First Solar said. Read More »

China’s Xiaomi to start small in US, with earphones and bands

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | International Trade

Xiaomi, China's largest smartphone company, will begin selling headphones, smart wristbands and other accessories online in the United States in coming months, taking its first tentative step onto Apple Inc's home turf without its signature Mi mobile devices. Read More »

Soy Growers Welcome Bill to Lift Cuban Embargo

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | International Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed legislation introduced today by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and backed by a bipartisan group of senators including Sens. Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that would end the United States’ trade embargo with Cuba. Read More »

ASA Calls on European Union to Issue Import Approvals for 13 Biotech Traits Without Further Delay

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | International Trade

In a letter sent today to European Health & Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and fellow farm groups urged that draft import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products be considered without further delay by the EU’s College of Commissioners. Import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products, including soybeans, corn, canola and cotton, are pending, some for well over a year. Read More »

Hyundai Heavy Industries union workers win court case

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

The unionized workers of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have won a court battle on Thursday, according to which HHI should count regular bonuses as base pay, Yonhap news agency said. Read More »

Premium Article  US exports could grow in 2015

George Lauriat | February 13, 2015 | International Trade

US exports are growing but will they continue to rise with a strengthening dollar and weakening GDP growth among trade partners? Read More »

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