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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07 Oct 2013
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization’s member states have agreed to develop a global market-based measure for international aviation on climate change...
26 Aug 2013
Shanghai has won approval from China’s State Council to set up a p
14 Aug 2013
The National Industrial Transportation League is asking the federal government to find out how China’s recently implemented value-added tax on freight transportation relates to international cargo movements.
05 Aug 2013
India has adopted policies favoring its own companies in industries such as clean energy, technology and medical devices. It has also imposed tariffs and local content requirements, and denied and revoked patents, according to an official at the National Association of Manufacturers.
24 Jul 2013
China’s disputes with the EU and U.S. over solar panel exports are now having a tangible impact on trade volumes.
10 Jul 2013
Kunio Mikuriya, secretary general of the World Customs Organization; Raymond Benjamin, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization; and Koji Sekimizu, secretary general of the International Maritime Organization, have discussed increasing collaboration.
26 Jun 2013
Beginning July 1, India’s customs clearance of all export goods will take place on a 24/7 basis at four air cargo complexes (airports) in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
03 Jun 2013
The Australian Trade Commission will open an office in Yangon, Myanmar, on June 6.
09 May 2013
The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has scaled back its export target for fiscal year 2013-14 from an original estimate of $500 billion to $325 billion.
08 Apr 2013
The United Nations’ tourism and crime agencies have plans to launch a joint public awareness campaign this spring with the aim to reduce demand for illegal goods and services that fund transnational organized crime.
22 Mar 2013
The European Parliament’s international trade committee has urged the European Union to reinstate Myanmar’s duty and quota free access to the EU market, in support of the European Commission’s proposal to back Myanmar in its reforms.
15 Mar 2013
The Dutch parliament has called for work to stop on an international scheme to weigh each packed container before it is loaded on board a ship.
05 Mar 2013
Lebanon has joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
28 Feb 2013
U.S. container trade with Asian countries reached nearly 17.8 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the first 11 months of 2012.
28 Feb 2013
Analysts are hopeful that trade between Japan and China will improve gradually this year after a 2012 slump made far more painful by a territorial dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea.
15 Feb 2013
The European Commission has proposed new regulations to improve the safety of consumer products in the single market and increase market surveillance on all non-food products.
13 Feb 2013
Government officials, politicians and business and industry leaders have commended the decision of the U.S. and the European Union to initiate the necessary internal procedures for the launch of...
11 Feb 2013
The U.S. has requested World Trade Organization dispute settlement consultations with India’s government regarding domestic content requirements in India’s national solar...
06 Feb 2013
The European Union’s Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today endorsed two new measures authorizing the imports of beef from Japan.
17 Jan 2013
The International Trade Committee of the European Parliament today voted that the European Union must make the use of “made in” origin labels mandatory on goods imported from third countries mandatory.
31 Dec 2012
The government of the United Kingdom is mulling accelerating the privatization of Royal Mail to as early as 2013.
10 Dec 2012
India’s federal government has extended a 2 percent interest subsidy on pre- and post-shipment export credit for labor intensive sectors, including handicrafts, carpets, handlooms...
04 Dec 2012
Twenty-four senators recently signed a letter to President Obama expressing support for negotiating strengthened labor rights and protections against outsourcing in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
30 Nov 2012
United Parcel Service today offered to sell some European assets and grant competitors access to its air freight network
19 Nov 2012
The World Trade Organization on Nov. 16 adopted panel and appellate body reports in the United States' dispute with China about the imposition of duties on U.S. exports of grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, according to Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative.
16 Nov 2012
Changes in European Union trade rules could cause Caribbean countries to lose up to 10 million euros by the end of the decade from falling rum revenues, reported the Overseas Development Institute, a UK think tank on international development issues.
15 Nov 2012
With the U.S. and Europe struggling to escape recession, and China’s stellar economy displaying signs of exhaustion, it’s tough to find a region of the world that’s thriving on the logistics front. But here’s a hint: Follow the money — the oil money, that is.
07 Nov 2012
The commissioners of the United States International Trade Commission determined Nov. 7, in a 6-0 vote, that the U.S. market is negatively impacted by crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules imported from China.
07 Nov 2012
India’s food processing sector has been growing faster than agriculture and manufacturing, which has the potential to earn foreign exchange by export of value-added farm produce...
06 Nov 2012
Expectations that exports will lead the U.S. economic recovery are increasing the burden on exporters and freight forwarders to update their internal compliance programs to abide by commercial regulations and security requirements.
05 Nov 2012
In an increasingly commoditized freight audit and payment market, third-party providers are looking to value-added servic
25 Oct 2012
Officials from the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation have signed a co-financing agreement to facilitate future export transactions...