A massive decline in China-bound shipments has been offset in part by increases to other Asian countries, but even that demand is beginning to wane, dragging total year-to-date US agricultural exports down for the first time in four years.
International Trade Policy
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04 Jun 2019
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is calling for the expansion of the NAFTA free-trade zone throughout the Americas, as well as improvements in labor productivity at home.
16 May 2019
Complacent markets that were sure cooler heads would prevail in trade discussions between the US and China have been rocked by a rapid-fire escalation in tariffs.
05 Apr 2019
Trump’s trade policies find little favor with footwear executives, but a former USTR reminded them that trade is a long game and the complicated US-China relationship predates the current president.
02 Apr 2019
While British politicians have been chasing their tails in Parliament, businesses in the UK and Europe have been planning for a no-deal Brexit.
15 Feb 2019
With meat shipments to the Middle East poised to decline, exporters are hoping the lifting of a previous ban in Russia and an outbreak of African Swine Flu in China will offset those losses.
29 Oct 2018
At the most recent talk in New Delhi, India Shipping Secretary Gopal Krishna and Bangladesh counterpart Abdus Samad agreed to increase ports of call, on each side, under the bilateral inland water transit and trade pact.
15 Oct 2018
Bangladesh Shipping Secretary Abdus Samad told JOC.com the decision was made with the interests of Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Mongla ports in mind.
20 Jun 2018
Shippers, carriers, and other participants in the supply chain are closely watching the US/China tariff volleys, but they say the effect on the market so far has been minimal, although that could change.
14 Mar 2018
The accelerated growth in intra-regional trade volumes as a result of the agreement is expected to provide a further boost to intra-Asia container trades already on an upward trend as Asia-based manufacturing increasingly serves Asian consumers.
25 Jan 2018
The Mexican Federal Competition Commission, the report-issuing body, declined to comment on the release date but issued a statement saying the agency is still going through the steps set out by Mexican regulations for such investigations.
14 Nov 2017
What does Brexit mean in practical terms for supply chains?
27 Oct 2017
There is quite a difference between the single market and the customs union.
23 Oct 2017
The cost for shipping from Novorossiysk to Istanbul has fallen substantially.
18 Oct 2017
A sharp break in relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit will be devastating for the trade and business between both parties.
16 Oct 2017
The fourth round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are careening toward an inclusive end.
11 Oct 2017
The world was shocked by British citizens’ decision on June 24, 2016, to withdraw their nation from the European Union.
13 Jul 2017
The first consignment of US beef to be imported by China in 14 years is just days away from arriving in the country.
11 Apr 2017
Direct links with Taiwan and South Korea would boost the economies of northern and central Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
13 Mar 2017
The joint customs consultative committee think tank includes industry representatives most impacted by Brexit.
27 Feb 2017
Much depends on the actions of President Donald Trump.
08 Feb 2017
China's tariffs on US DDGs is killing exports of this important containerized commodity.
18 Jan 2017
A trade war between the United States and China will have no winners, the Chinese president told world leaders in Davos.
17 Nov 2016
Airlines in Asia take a dim view of the anti-free trade rhetoric that has emerged from the United States.
14 Nov 2016
Shippers have "more questions than answers" about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is increasingly likely to be rewritten under President-elect Trump.
23 Aug 2016
Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is pushing ahead with initiatives to boost trade following the likely impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
12 Jun 2015
The U.S. Congress stymied President Obama’s trade agenda Friday, after the House of Representatives failed to approve a key portion of a trade package that would have given Obama the ability to fast-track trade deals, including a high-profile treaty with Pacific Rim nations.
10 Jun 2015
Ukraine is unleashing a combo of lower taxes on tonnage and terminal expansion projects to counter plummeting container volume.
02 Apr 2015
The new Narendra Modi-led Indian federal government announced its much-awaited foreign trade policy, with a goal of doubling the country’s exports to $900 billion and elevate its share of world trade from the current 2 percent to 3.5 percent by 2020.
12 Nov 2014
Tougher Chinese regulations on imported wastepaper shipments helped drive down U.S. containerized exports in September.
06 Oct 2014
Potential Russian transit blocks and additional European Union sanctions could hurt both ports and railways in Latvia, and cripple the country's economy, Latvia's economy minister said.
21 Aug 2014
Thousands of containers of agricultural products heading to Russia are still on the water, in limbo until shippers can find new destinations for their goods.
12 Mar 2014
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to temporarily remove customs duties on Ukrainian exports to the European Union until Nov. 1, 2014...
04 Mar 2014
In a keynote speech delivered March 3 at the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference, Frederick W. Smith, the chairman, president and CEO of global transport operator FedEx, condemned the increase in trade barriers in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-9.
03 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A rising tide of protectionism, combined with “low-growth” policies, is impeding the global economic recovery and could threaten historic levels of prosperity, Frederick W. Smith, the chairman, president and CEO of global transport operator FedEx, said today.
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