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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Russian import bans a boon for food tycoons

Reuters | August 22, 2014 | International Trade

In the escalating dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, a group of businessmen with Kremlin connections are emerging as likely beneficiaries of the tit-for-tat sanctions. Read More »

US steel producers win anti-dumping case against cheap imports

Reuters | August 22, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to impose anti-dumping duties against steel pipe imports from seven countries, exempting two, handing a victory to domestic producers who had complained that the cheap imports were undercutting their prices. Read More »

Cuba struggles to attract investors despite reforms

Reuters | August 22, 2014 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms. Read More »

China taps South Korea for ideas in Qualcomm antitrust case

Reuters | August 21, 2014 | International Trade

Chinese antitrust officials have met with their South Korean counterparts to discuss violations by U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., sources said, as Beijing reaches out to regulators overseas to complete a case that could result in record fines at home. Read More »

McDonald’s Japan denies placing orders with Thailand’s CPF

Reuters | August 21, 2014 | International Trade

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd said it had not placed any orders to import chicken from Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) a few days after senior officials at Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer told Reuters they had received such orders. Read More »

Belarus cancels import ban on live cattle from EU

Reuters | August 20, 2014 | International Trade

Belarus, aiming to boost food exports to neighboring Russia, has cancelled a ban on live cattle from the European Union, Yuri Pivovarchuk, the head of veterinary surveillance at Belarussian agriculture ministry, said. Read More »

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