International Trade

Where does Surrey’s recycling go? We followed it to find out

Paul Faulkner rummages through a skip full of metal and rubble. “This is really concerning,” he says, pulling out an empty gas canister. “Someone put this in their recycling.” The skip he is looking through sits outside the Grundon Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Leatherhead and contains some larger items rejected as unsuitable for recycling – builders’ waste, the gas canister, an office fan. It is all rubbish that Mr Faulkner, Grundon’s area sales manager, wants to see a lot…

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Hey, Trump, free trade already puts America first

David Harsanyi Published 11:00 p.m. ET June 20, 2018 | Updated 11:08 p.m. ET June 20, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada on June 8.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) These days, I’m often accused of being a globalist. The word is a pejorative meant to insinuate that I am more concerned about international corporations than I am about my fellow American citizens. Now, admittedly, I support nearly unlimited…

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Free trade negotiations between New Zealand and European Union officially launched

STACEY KIRK Last updated 14:26, June 21 2018 European trade chief Cecilia Malmström has been welcomed to the capital, as international trade and diplomacy circles look to mark the beginning of a free trading relationship between New Zealand and the European Union (EU). Offering her congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – in hospital awaiting the birth of her first child – Malmström said she and Trade Minister David Parker were pleased to give birth to the launch of free trade negotiations.  Malmström is one…

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EU to begin counter trade tariffs against US on Friday | USA News

Retaliatory trade tariffs by European Union countries on a list of US products – agreed in response to US tariff hikes on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the EU, and Mexico – will come into force on Friday, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. From the start of June, the EU was hit by tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium imports imposed by US President Donald Trump, who justified the move on the grounds of national security. “We…

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EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other U.S. goods

BRUSSELS — The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports Friday, including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The 28-nation EU’s trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, said Wednesday that the bloc would introduce the tariffs on about $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products. The tariffs, which had been announced earlier this year, had previously been expected to come into force next…

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International Grains Council Holds Meeting and IGC Grains…

Members of the International Grains Council (IGC) convened for the 47th Council Session in London, on 18 June 2018. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Silke Boger, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (Arable crops and olive oil), European Commission. The Council’s latest Grain Market Report (GMR488, 24 May 2018) formed the basis for discussions on the outlook for grains, rice and oilseeds. Total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in 2018/19 was predicted to fall and with…

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May has won a key Brexit vote but what happens next? | Politics

What next for the EU withdrawal bill? The Lords will pass the bill on Wednesday night and after many months of bitter debate, it will eventually pass into law, without further amendment. Has May seen off the Tory rebels? No. Many of them are still determined to force new compromises on the future customs arrangement. Several have said they see this as the key battle, and one that makes compromising on the meaningful vote a price worth paying. However, the…

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EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will from Friday start taxing a range of imports from the U.S., including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The move by the 28-nation EU was expected to only next month, but EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Wednesday that they would introduce the tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros’ ($3.4 billion) worth of U.S. products this…

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Marshall Gerstein Secures Victory for PopSockets at the International Trade Commission

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 20, 2018–Marshall Gerstein secured a significant victory for its client PopSockets LLC at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), which last Thursday issued a general exclusion order that empowers United States Customs and Border Protection to seize all imported products that infringe PopSockets’ U.S. Patent. Based in Boulder, Co., PopSockets designs and develops stylish and functional grips for mobile electronic devices and has been recognized for its innovation and popularity among celebrities. With that success however, PopSockets…

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EU to impose tariffs on $3.2 billion of U.S. goods starting Friday

The European Union will begin implementing tariffs on €2.8 billion ($3.2 billion) worth of goods imported from the U.S. on Friday, the European Commission said Wednesday. The “rebalancing measures” are in response to the U.S. imposing respective tariffs of 25% and 10% on aluminum and steel imports from the EU on June 1, the commission said. Agricultural goods and other U.S. products will also be hit with levies. “The rules of international trade, which we have developed over the years…

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Meat Testing Market Worth 11.48 Billion USD by 2023

PUNE, India, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — PUNE, India, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The report “Meat Testing Market by Target Tested (Pathogen, Species, Allergen, GMO, Mycotoxin, Heavy Metal, Veterinary Drug Residue), Sample (Meat and Seafood), Technology (PCR, Immunoassay, Chromatography, Spectroscopy), and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is estimated at USD 7.94 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach a value of USD 11.48 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.7%.     …

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Threat of tariffs raise risk of economic harm | US

WASHINGTON – The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world’s two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If the tariffs the two countries have threatened to slap on each other’s exports take effect, their consumers would have to pay higher retail prices. Companies would pay more for imported parts and would have to…

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/6 – News VietNamNet

Vietnam-EAEU FTA produces positive outcomes Officials of Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) lauded the upbeat outcomes brought about by the EAEU – Vietnam free trade agreement (EAEU – Vietnam FTA) in more than one year and a half since it took effect.    The enforcement of the FTA was reviewed at a working session between Vietnam’s Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Minister for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Veronika Nikishina, in Moscow…

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Donald Trump’s China tariffs threaten North Korea denuclearization push

China expressed its strongest support so far Tuesday for the denuclearization deal between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, although concerns are mounting that Mr. Trump’s aggressive tariffs on Chinese goods could lead Beijing to be less cooperative in the U.S.-led push to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal. China, which has positioned itself as the go-to partner in Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea, hopes to exploit its influence over Pyongyang as leverage…

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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Ancient Strains Announces Definitive Agreement for 80% Interest in a Federal Licensed Cannabis Operator in Uruguay

Toronto, Ontario, Jun 19, 2018 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) — This document corrects and replaces the press release that was issued by Ancient Strains Limited (“Ancient Strains”) today June 19, 2018 at 5:26PM EST. The error occurred in the first paragraph where it should read “2,000 kg per year” instead of “2,000 tonnes per year”. Ancient Strains Limited (“Ancient Strains”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Ancient Strains International Ltd. (“ASIL”), is pleased to announce that it has signed a Definitive Agreement…

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Trump off the mark with Canada tariff, shoes smuggling claim

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) speaks with US President Donald Trump during the G7 summit Leon Neal/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that Canada’s tariffs are so high that its citizens are smuggling goods en masse from the US to avoid the import fees. “There was a story two days ago, in a major newspaper, talking about people living in Canada, coming into the United States, and smuggling things back into Canada because the tariffs are…

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