International Export/Trade Issues Articles
Japan Allowed to Enter Trans-Pacific Trade Talks
The Obama administration has agreed to accept Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.
April 15, 2013 – USAg Net
CEA awarded Saudi Arabia construction and mining trade mission
The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has been awarded a key Saudi Arabia Trade Mission by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to enhance Saudi construction and mining equipment supply chains with UK manufacturers
January 23, 2013 – World Highways
China declares 1st rare earths export increase in 3 years
China announced Wednesday that it will increase its export quota for rare earths by 2.7%, the first increase since 2009, bringing the full year 2012 total to 30,996 tonnes.
August 23, 2012 – MineWeb
AEM Urges Congress to Allow Trade Relations With Russia
With Russia joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the coming months, Congress must act by granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) in order for U.S. workers and businesses to benefit from Russia's agreement to lower overall tariff rates, enhance intellectual property enforcement and diminish technical barriers to trade.
March 15, 2012 – OEM Off-Highway
China reports large trade deficit
China posted its largest trade deficit in at least a decade in February, after imports of commodities jumped as companies built up supplies.
March 11, 2012 – BBC News
Trade Enforcement Unit Proposal Met With Opposition
AFBF has some serious concerns about the trade ideas rolled out in the State of the Union.
January 30, 2012 – FarmFutures.com
USTR Reports Progress in Trade Talks
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced important progress with Japan on a range of trade and regulatory issues as well as on new areas of joint cooperation. Working through the U.S.-Japan Economic Harmonization Initiative Kirk says Japan has improved the business environment and expanded access for a broad range of U.S. goods and services. These goods include agricultural products.
January 30, 2012 – AgriMarketing
More criticism of plan to merge Trade Representative, Commerce
President Obama's proposal to merge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into the Commerce Department continues to draw concern.
January 23, 2012 – Ag Professional
USDA Export Sales Offer Surprise
Export business is typically slow over the holidays, and the 2011 season was no exception. But bookings roared back to life in the first week of the New Year, coming in better than expected across the board for corn, soybeans and wheat, according to USDA.
January 20, 2012 – FarmFutures.com
Team Investigates FTA Implementation
A U.S. Grains Council delegation was the first group to meet with key officials in Panama and Colombia since U.S. passage of the Colombia and Panama free trade agreements.
December 19, 2011 – Farm Futures
Small Manufacturers Bet on Exports
Nancy Mercolino's 160-employee manufacturing business, Ceilings Plus, started supplying walls and ceilings for overseas building projects about five years ago.
December 16, 2011 – Bloomberg
RFA challenges U.S./Brazil Council on Fair Trade commitment
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) wrote to the leadership of the U.S./Brazil Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce calling on them to denounce ethanol trade distorting policies in Brazil.
December 9, 2011 – AgProfessional
Manufacturers: Border Agreement Will Boost Exports
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the border security and competitiveness agreement announced today by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper:
December 9, 2011 – National Association of Manufactures
Record U.S. Exports Led by Caterpillar in Developing Markets Seen for 2012
U.S. exports, a driver of expansion in the world's largest economy, will grow next year even as a sovereign-debt crisis pushes Europe into recession.
December 5, 2011 – Bloomberg
South Korea Ratifies FTA
Final step taken that clears way to implement the agreement next year.
November 23, 2011 – FarmFutures.com
U.S.-China Wrap Up Commerce and Trade Conference
Officials say meaningful progress on U.S.-China trade relationship was accomplished.
November 23, 2011 – FarmFutures.com
S. Korea president pushes for stalled U.S. trade pact
South Korea's president made a rare trip to parliament on Tuesday to urge legislators to vote through a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States which critics say could threaten South Korea's national interests.
November 16, 2011 – Ag Professional
Farm Bureau Expects Russia's Acceptance Into World Trade Organization Will Be Positive For Trade
The American Farm Bureau Federation believes that Russia's successful accession into the World Trade Organization will lead to increased trade between our two nations. Russia's entry into the WTO was 18 years in the making and the result of often difficult, on-again and off-again talks among Moscow and its trading partners.
November 11, 2011 – AgriMarketing.com
Manufacturers Russia's Accession to WTO Will Boost Exports
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo issued this statement on Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO):
November 11, 2011 – National Association of Manufactures
China's export growth slows down as global demand falls
China's export growth slowed further in October as the eurozone debt crisis and fears of a slowdown in the US dented demand for its goods, figures show.
November 10, 2011 – BBC News