International Trade


Ghana’s trade surplus remains pressured by low cocoa output

Bloomberg | May 25, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

UK urges Canada to ratify its entry into Pacific trade pact

Bloomberg | May 24, 2024 | International Trade

How the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum harmed the economy
International Trade
AJOT | Top Story | May 23, 2024

How the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum harmed the economy

The Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum raised the cost of production for manufacturers, reducing employment in those industries, raising prices for consumers, and hurting exports.
VW says cost cuts not tariffs will protect Europe from Chinese EVs

Bloomberg | May 23, 2024 | International Trade

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Vulcan says it’s unaware of $2 billion Mexican offer for assets

Bloomberg | May 23, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

Vulcan Materials Co. rejected a Mexican government offer to purchase its Caribbean coast assets for $2 billion, according to the nation’s president, but the US company said it wasn’t aware of such a proposal.

Fourth meeting of the U.S.-Vietnam Timber Working Group

AJOT | May 23, 2024 | International Trade

Italy backs new Africa link in bid to boost green energy imports

Bloomberg | May 23, 2024 | Energy | Alternative | International Trade

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Yellen calls for united front on Chinese industrial overcapacity

Bloomberg | May 23, 2024 | International Trade

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said it’s critical for the US and Europe to present a clear and united front against Chinese industrial overcapacity, as she warned of the global impact of Beijing’s macroeconomic imbalances.

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Biden to name deputy trade nominee to State Department role

Bloomberg | May 23, 2024 | International Trade

The White House plans to withdraw its nominee for a top trade job after running into opposition from a key Senate Democrat over his support for free trade deals.

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China’s $10,000 EV is coming for Europe’s carmakers

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade | Maritime | Breakbulk News

BYD’s Seagull hatchback is set to start Europe sales next year, beating the competition on price

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NASDA awarded USDA funding to diversify international market opportunities for U.S. agriculture

AJOT | May 22, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has been awarded $5 million through the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Regional Agricultural Promotion Program, as announced today by USDA and USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley during “A Taste of the States: Chicago” at the National Restaurant Association Show.

AMLO says Vulcan rejected $2 billion bid for Mexico coast assets

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade

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Glencore keeps Russian aluminum contract but metal flows dry up

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

Glencore Plc is keeping its contract with Russian aluminum giant United Co. Rusal International PJSC for at least another year, even as sales volumes dwindle.

Japan trade deficit shows weak yen is weighing on economy

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade

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Tesla’s sales in Europe fall to a 15-month low

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade

Tesla Inc. got off to a sluggish start to the second quarter in Europe, where Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk was expecting a much better showing than the first few months of the year.

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China hints at 25% car tariff as deadline for EU probe looms

Bloomberg | May 22, 2024 | International Trade | Maritime | Breakbulk News

China signaled it’s ready to unleash tariffs as high as 25% on imported cars with large engines, as trade tensions escalate with the US and European Union.

AG exporters still struggling to get good service
International Trade
Stas Margaronis | Top Story | May 22, 2024

AJOT Insights
AG exporters still struggling to get good service

The bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 aims to level the playing field for American exporters and importers by providing the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) the tools it needs to improve oversight over international ocean carriers and crack down on rising shipping fees facing consumers...
Botswana seeks Brazil, Australia grain as El Nino withers crops

Bloomberg | May 21, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

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China’s $8.5 billion in steel spurs Latin America toward tariffs

Bloomberg | May 21, 2024 | International Trade | Commodity

A flood of cheap metal and a global turn toward protectionism is testing the otherwise symbiotic relationship

Philippines seeks Asia logistics hub status, banking on US ties

Bloomberg | May 21, 2024 | International Trade

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