International Trade News

International trade is the movement of goods from country to country, whether through bilateral or multinational free trade agreements. Measured through trade data supplied by numerous groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, international trade is accomplished through a variety of trade finance mechanisms, including letters of credit and loan guarantees through the U.S. Export-Import Bank and other global facilities.

News & Analysis

10 Jul 2014
With West Coast longshore contract negotiations still underway, U.S. retailers expect to bring in record levels of merchandise this month to protect against supply chain disruptions, pushing up container import projections for the first half of the year.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, on June 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
10 Jun 2014
President Barack Obama’s signing into law of major port legislation today is just one step toward the United States getting its maritime trade gateways up to snuff.
Port in Thailand
10 Jun 2014
Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India are poised to kick their export growth into higher gear over the next five years.
Shanghai port
06 Jun 2014
Asia’s export growth will bounce off the lows of 2012-13 and still be the envy of the world over the next five years.
China pets
06 Jun 2014
Pet products are a serious and fast growing business in China.
03 Jun 2014
Billions of dollars could be handed out to Miami, Port Everglades and Jacksonville in the next five years in an aggressive bid by Florida to capture a greater share of regional container cargo.
U.S. containerized exports, April 2013 to April 2014
02 Jun 2014
U.S. containerized exports declined for the third straight month in April, albeit marginally, dropping 0.2 percent year over year.
02 Jun 2014
The US Congress is rummaging through the stamp drawer to find dollars for federal highway construction.
30 May 2014
The start of the World Cup in Brazil next month could give U.S. beer imports a much-needed kick in growth this year.
China drink manufacturing plant
30 May 2014
In a survey of 552 companies, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China found that many of its members feel the “golden age” of multinational corporations in the mainland is over.
29 May 2014
New low-sulfur limits for ships that come into effect in North America and northern Europe at the beginning of 2015 could add almost $50 to the cost of transporting a standard container across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Commentary

JOC economist Mario O. Moreno updates his projections regarding U.S. containerized trade with South America.

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