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US Q/4 advance GDP up 3.1%

AJOT | February 06, 2005 | International Trade

The US economy grew at a weaker-than-expected 3.1% annual pace in the final quarter last year, its slowest since the beginning of 2003, a government report showed. Read More »

Vastera expands trade consulting business to EU

AJOT | February 06, 2005 | International Trade

Vastera, Inc. announced that it is expanding its Trade Management Consulting practice to the European Union (EU). Scott Lander and David Merritt have been appointed Practice Leaders for the European Trade Management Consulting organization. The creation o Read More »

Houston’s passenger and cargo traffic shows steady growth

AJOT | February 06, 2005 | Air Cargo

By the end of November, 5,812,018 international passengers traveled through Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Houston's international passenger traffic will easily eclipse six million for 2004 when the December numbers are added. Read More »

Premium Article  Project Cargo / Heavy Lift - TransGroup Worldwide Logistics

Gene Linn | January 30, 2005 | Breakbulk & Projects

Things have been getting a little crazy at the project cargo wing of TransGroup Worldwide Logistics, according to Susan St. Germain, the company's Director of Project Cargo. And that's good. After several slow years, burgeoning orders are making life hect Read More »

Burma and multinational companies

AJOT | January 30, 2005 | International Trade

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) released a new report on business with Burma. The 28-page document, entitled "Doing Business with Burma", concentrates on investment in and trade with Burma and shows how foreign business relati Read More »

EU takes services

AJOT | January 30, 2005 | International Trade

The European Union took a crucial step last week to break a deadlock over market access to services such as banking and energy which is threatening to stall global negotiations on a free trade pact. Read More »

Support US soybean exporters

AJOT | January 30, 2005 | International Trade

US soybean exporters face strong competition in the global marketplace. According to a USDA Foreign Agriculture Service report, Brazil in particular is experiencing a tremendous boom in soybean production and could dwarf US output within five years. With Read More »

Canada to seek renewed beef exports to China

AJOT | January 23, 2005 | International Trade

Canada will push for a resumption of live cattle exports to China, suspended since an outbreak of mad cow disease in 2003, when its trade minister leads the country's largest trade delegation this week. Read More »

US seeks better trade security, facilitation programs

AJOT | January 23, 2005 | International Trade

The Bush administration wants to advance and refine its security and trade facilitation programs to better protect the United States from terrorist attacks without impeding the flow of trade, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official says. Read More »

US needs to make sure China plays by WTO rules

AJOT | January 23, 2005 | International Trade

US Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice said there's still much for the US to do to ensure that China plays by international trade rules as its economy and might in global trade continue to grow. Read More »

US cargo execs see strong imports

AJOT | January 16, 2005 | International Trade

Imports continued to jam the nation's ports and other transportation facilities long after the normal end of the peak holiday shipping season during November and December, suggesting a further widening of the trade gap from current record highs, say port Read More »

Argentina’s November soyoil exports

AJOT | January 16, 2005 | International Trade

Argentina's year-on-year soybean oil exports rose in November, the latest Agriculture Secretariat data show. Read More »

World bank gain from food trade reform

AJOT | January 16, 2005 | International Trade

Phasing out tariffs and other government policies that distort international farm and food trade would boost global income about $265 billion by 2015, the World Bank said in a new book. Read More »

China won’t monopolize textiles

AJOT | January 09, 2005 | International Trade

January 1st ushered in the elimination of quotas on apparel and textile exports from most of the world. In anticipation of the unprecedented event, many have wondered how the elimination of such major quotas would impact global commerce and if it would be Read More »

Nicaragua: The icing on the CAFTA cake

AJOT | January 09, 2005 | International Trade

Crowley Liner Services just began servicing the Port of EL RAMA in Nicaragua. Although this news probably went unnoticed by many, it was seen as reason for celebration by manufacturers in Nicaragua who now have an in-country option for shipping their goo Read More »

US firms failing to capitalize on global business opportunities

AJOT | January 09, 2005 | International Trade

US exports are poised for growth, but many American companies lack the international business know-how to capitalize on this source of increased sales and profits. According to Ena Garay, a partner with Miami-based International Business Development Partn Read More »

American Consumers pay more for shrimp

AJOT | December 19, 2004 | International Trade

The CITAC/ASDA Shrimp Task Force said that final duty margins on imported shrimp from China and Vietnam announced by the Department of Commerce (DOC) will result in US consumers paying higher prices for America's #1 seafood, and will do nothing to help th Read More »

Businesses must play role

AJOT | December 19, 2004 | International Trade

Businesses must play role in trumping global phobia. In keynote speech to National Forum on Trade Policy, UPS International President says exporting is key to US economy. Read More »

Canada small businesses engage in trade

AJOT | December 19, 2004 | International Trade

More than half of Canadian small- and medium- sized businesses are involved in international trade, either directly (36%) or indirectly (15%), but their trading potential remains relatively untapped, with 49% identifying lack of resources, information or Read More »

Premium Article  Freight - Belly freight will always be in vogue

Karen Thuermer | December 12, 2004 | Air Cargo

At least once a week newspapers run some article about an airline going under. Bankruptcies seem to abound. But as the days tick away toward the end of this year, the Grand Reaper of the Skies does not sit on his perch ready to use his sickle. The Phoenix Read More »

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