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Taiwan using China trade deal to sell foreign FTAs

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Taiwan has leveraged its goal of a landmark trade deal with China to open talks with Japan, the United States and other powers on free trade deals expected to boost the long-isolated island economy, officials said.

Appealing to countries that Read More »

Two top US trade envoys approved after long delay

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Two top U.S. trade negotiators whose jobs had been in limbo in the Senate for six months were put into office by President Barack Obama on an interim basis.

Michael Punke, the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Isi Siddiqui, chief U. Read More »

Philippine alcohol tax bad for Jack Daniel’s

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Philippine alcohol taxes discriminate against Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and other American brands and should be struck down, U.S. officials urged the World Trade Organization. Read More »

US lawmakers urge trade action vs China

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

A group of Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take immediate action to resolve a long list of trade disputes with China, the European Union and other countries. Read More »

U.S. and EU eye talks to end subsidy row

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

Washington hopes a WTO report on EU subsidies for Airbus will help resolve a row over U.S. and European support for their rival aircraft industries, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said. Read More »

China makes its case for a steady yuan

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

China reaffirmed its determination to keep the yuan steady, rejecting U.S. arguments that a stronger exchange rate is needed to help iron out global trade imbalances.

On a busy day for official pronouncements, a deputy central bank governor p Read More »

World trade to rebound as Doha talks drag on

AJOT | March 29, 2010 | International Trade

World trade will grow by nearly 10 percent this year, rebounding strongly from the economic crisis and shrugging off halting progress in the eight-year-old Doha round, World Trade Organization figures showed.

The WTO said the volume of mercha Read More »

Premium Article  Cargo diversification helps ports in Washington and Oregon weather the storm


Martin Rushmere | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In an era of increasing cargo specialization, cargo diversification in the Pacific Northwest has been key in lessening the impact of the economic downturn.

Logistics considerations are taking up more time at ports along the Oregon and Read More »

Premium Article  Port Metro Vancouver: signs of recovery?

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With few exceptions Port Metro Vancouver saw all categories of traffic slip in 2009 and, at year end, total tonnage through Canada’s largest port had declined by 11 percent compared to 2008. Read More »

Premium Article  Seattle, Tacoma leaders engage in Obama Administration’s push to double US exports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Ports say solving container shortage, coordinating infrastructure investments key to creating, protecting American agriculture and manufacturing jobs Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert: building on speed and reliability

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert appears to be emerging from the worldwide economic slump with a vengeance, with plans for several new additions to meet customer needs, including a logistics park. Read More »

Premium Article  Port Metro Vancouver: signs of recovery?

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

With few exceptions Port Metro Vancouver saw all categories of traffic slip in 2009 and, at year end, total tonnage through Canada’s largest port had declined by 11 percent compared to 2008.

There were steep declines in potash (-64.8%), break Read More »

Premium Article  Seattle, Tacoma leaders engage in Obama Administration’s push to double US exports

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Ports say solving container shortage, coordinating infrastructure investments key to creating, protecting American agriculture and manufacturing jobs Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview posts record year

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

In a presentation to the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren reported 2009 as a record setting year for the Port of Longview, just one year after reporting records in 2008.

In 2009 operating revenue reached a Port best $ Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Prince Rupert: building on speed and reliability

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Ports & Terminals

Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert appears to be emerging from the worldwide economic slump with a vengeance, with plans for several new additions to meet customer needs, including a logistics park.

To the end of February this year the port’s Fai Read More »

Premium Article  Growing consumer markets in Latin America

Peter Buxbaum | March 28, 2010 | International Trade

Sound economic policies helped some countries weather economic crisis well, continue pattern of strong growth United States exporters already engage in a substantial level of business with many countries on Latin America. The continued growth of t Read More »

Premium Article  Infrastructure projects provide export opportunities to Latin America

Peter Buxbaum | March 28, 2010 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

Public works, mining, alternative energy are benefiting from government spending and private investment


The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. recently announced that it will be providing $1 billion in loan guarantees under an agreem Read More »

Premium Article  South America gleams with potential for trade and investment

Karen Thuermer | March 28, 2010 | International Trade

South America appears to be exploding with trade opportunities, particularly with Brazil. Enter the US$1.5 billion steel plant constructed in Sepetiba Bay in the Brazilin state of Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian resources giant CVRD [RIO] and German heavywei Read More »

Premium Article  DGX now offering weekly LCL service Los Angeles-Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express now is offering weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico with additional deliveries to all points on the Island. Read More »

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