International Trade


China’s Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting Truce

Bloomberg | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

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Brazil’s Beef Exporters See New Demand Boost From China in 2019

Bloomberg | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

Brazilian beef exporters expect China to drive the nation’s shipments to a record in 2019.

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Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says

Bloomberg | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

President Donald Trump’s aluminum tariff won’t make beer taste better, but it’s succeeded in boosting the economy, according to a report published Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute.

U.S. Presses Ahead on Plan to Limit High-Tech Exports

Bloomberg | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

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Sharp Rise in Tariffs Could Threaten Global Economy, WTO Warns

Bloomberg | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

Restrictive trade measures including tariffs and import duties rose sharply over the past year and could threaten global economic growth and jobs, according to the World Trade Organization.

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The Global Forest Industry in the 3Q/2018

AJOT | December 11, 2018 | International Trade

Excerpts from the Wood Resource Quarterly (www.WoodPrices.com) WRQ - 31 Years of Global Wood Price Reporting

iPhone Ban in China May Push Apple, Qualcomm Toward Settlement
International Trade
Bloomberg | Top Story | December 10, 2018

iPhone Ban in China May Push Apple, Qualcomm Toward Settlement

A Chinese court’s preliminary ban on iPhone sales is another step toward a potential settlement of the long legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.
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GoPro Takes the Lead in Shift Out of China to Avoid Tariffs

Bloomberg | December 10, 2018 | International Trade

GoPro Inc. will move most of its U.S.-bound camera production out of China by next summer, becoming one of the first brand-name electronics makers to take such action to minimize the impact of the escalating trade war.

U.S. Automakers Urge Trump to Push Hard to Open Japanese Market

Bloomberg | December 10, 2018 | International Trade

Battermann & Tillery appoints additional Executive Director

AJOT | December 10, 2018 | International Trade | People | Appointments

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U.S. liquefied natural gas export capacity to more than double by the end of 2019

AJOT | December 10, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

EIA projects that U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export capacity will reach 8.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) by the end of 2019, making it the third largest in the world behind Australia and Qatar. Currently, U.S. LNG export capacity stands at 3.6 Bcf/d, and it is expected to end the year at 4.9 Bcf/d as two new liquefaction units (called trains) become operational.

U.K. Economy Loses Steam as Battle Over Brexit Rages

Bloomberg | December 10, 2018 | International Trade

China Says Canada Violated Bilateral Agreement in Huawei Arrest

Bloomberg | December 10, 2018 | International Trade

China to Announce Resumption in U.S. Soy Purchases Soon

Bloomberg | December 10, 2018 | International Trade

Google, Facebook Face Australia Crackdown Over Market Power

Bloomberg | December 09, 2018 | International Trade

Bruised Euro-Zone Economy Stumbles On After Its 2018 Beating

Bloomberg | December 09, 2018 | International Trade

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Ford, Volkswagen Could Announce Deal in January, CNBC Reports

Bloomberg | December 08, 2018 | International Trade

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. could announce a deal sometime in January, CNBC reported, citing a “highly placed” source at one of the carmakers.

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November U.S. natural gas prices increased beyond previous market expectations

AJOT | December 07, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

On November 23, the natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub in Louisiana was $4.70 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), the highest price since a temporary spike in January 2018, and before that, the highest price since June 2014.

China Debates Pros and Cons of Retaliation After Huawei Arrest
International Trade
Bloomberg | Top Story | December 07, 2018

China Debates Pros and Cons of Retaliation After Huawei Arrest

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer, has triggered a debate in China over whether to carry on with trade talks or link the two issues and retaliate.

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