New study finds Yahoo Japan and weak legislation perpetuating online ivory trade

New study finds Yahoo Japan and weak legislation perpetuating online ivory trade Posted on 13 September 2018 Seized ivory. Department of National Parks, Bangkok. © Ola Jennersten / WWF-Sweden Tokyo, Japan, 13th September 2018 – Yahoo Japan is the single biggest online platform for elephant ivory sales in Japan, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation, which recorded a staggering 4,414 ivory items plus 35 whole tusks for sale over a four-week period in June and…

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Industry Launches LISW19 With ‘International Trade In A Changing World’ As The Central Theme.

The 12-month countdown to what promises to be the largest and most successful London International Shipping Week so far, has started with the changing face of global trade and the opportunities posed, chosen as the key theme for the week. LISW19’s overarching theme International Trade in a Changing World will be supported by a series of sub themes: Growing; Innovating; and Partnering. These will provide the backdrop to the flagship LISW19 conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel,…

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Some U.S. businesses postponing investment due to trade concerns: Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. businesses have scaled back or postponed investments in several parts of the country due to concerns about international trade tensions, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie The U.S. central bank also said in its Beige Book report that the effects of tariffs appeared to be modest, though they were boosting input prices, particularly among manufacturers. The report, a snapshot of the…

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Experts calls on African countries to prioritize proper packing of products –China Economic Net

African businesses need to seriously engage in proper packaging and labeling of their products in order to compete favorably on the global market, experts said on Tuesday. The experts said appropriate packaging has a significant impact in improving the quality of food and other products from Africa and enhance competitiveness. In a statement released on the sidelines of the ongoing World Export Development Forum in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, the experts said inappropriate packaging was costing Africa huge amounts of…

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European cheese slow to arrive in Canada despite trade deal

As Canada marks the first anniversary of its trade deal with the EU this month, consumers may be wondering why they aren’t seeing more European cheese in their local stores. New varieties have been slow to trickle in — a reminder of how complicated it can be to pry open Canada’s protected market. Canada also agreed to import more foreign dairy products in the Pacific Rim trade deal now being ratified. And even more access to Canada’s domestic market appears to be part of the current…

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Asia stocks fall to 14-month lows as trade concerns simmer

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped to 14-month lows on Wednesday with investor confidence chilled by the latest round of verbal threats in an intensifying U.S.-China trade conflict. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a screen showing today’s movements of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open flat to higher in light of Wall Street gains, with Britain’s FTSE .FTSE starting little changed, Germany’s…

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Kaneh Bosm Engages Leading Lesotho Based Infrastructure and Development Firm – International Trade News Today

Kaneh Bosm Engages Leading Lesotho Based Infrastructure and Development Firm – International Trade News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for international trade professionals · Wednesday, September 12, 2018 · 461,745,323 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link

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Asia stocks wobble near 14-month lows on simmering trade worries

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were pinned near 14-month lows on Wednesday, as investor confidence was chilled by the latest round of verbal threats in an intensifying U.S.-China trade conflict. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a screen showing today’s movements of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS lost 0.05 percent, hovering near its lowest levels plumbed since July 2017…

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Apple and other companies sound the alarm on Trump’s China tariff plans

Apple Inc. isn’t the only company concerned that President Donald Trump’s latest proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion of goods made in China will lead to higher prices for consumers, lower profits for the tech industry and slower economic growth. Hundreds of U.S. companies, including a swath of tech companies, are concerned about the potential impact on prices, profits, and in the case of many smaller companies and startups, their viability. Companies, industry groups and analysts are also concerned…

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Iran-China trade to reach $42b by end of 2018

Trade between Iran and China will witness a 12-percent growth by the end of 2018, to reach $42 billion, said the vice president of Iran-China Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Trade transactions between the two Asian states experienced an increase in the first half of 2018, Majidreza Hariri told Iran Daily. He said in the same period, Iran’s exports to China grew nine percent, adding that Iranian imports from the East Asian country declined by two percent…

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International Trade Centre launches SheTrades Zambia

239 Views Women entrepreneurs in Zambia are set to benefit from training and market links following the launch of the Zambian chapter of the SheTrades initiative by the International Trade Centre (ITC) today. With the establishment of SheTrades Zambia, ITC will work with Zambian women entrepreneurs to improve their competitiveness and strengthen their opportunities to access regional and international markets. Launched in partnership with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), SheTrades Zambia will also conduct a data-mapping survey on women entrepreneurs to…

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USD/CAD bounces off lows, still in red near mid-1.3100s

   •  A modest USD retracement exerts some downward pressure on Tuesday.   •  A renewed uptick in oil prices underpin Loonie and add to the weakness.   •  Downside remains cushioned amid escalating global trade tensions. The USD/CAD pair remained under some selling pressure on Tuesday and dropped to an intraday low level of 1.3131 in the last hour, albeit recovered few pips thereafter. The pair extended overnight retracement slide from the 1.3200 neighborhood and was further weighed down by the…

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Donald Trump doesn’t fully understand how global trade works, former US negotiators

Former trade officials have decried US President Donald Trump’s understanding of international trade and tariffs after his remarks on Sunday that Ford’s decision not to sell an upcoming car model in the United States was a triumph for the country. Tweeting on Sunday, the president quoted a CNBC report that Ford would no longer be selling its Chinese-build Focus Active in the US, saying: “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford…

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UK doesn’t offer safe haven to those who break the law: British investment minister

Graham Stuart, British minister for investment at the department for international trade. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: Though India was among the first countries to be approached by the UK to negotiate a trade agreement, Graham Stuart, British minister for investment at the department for international trade, suggests that it is no more a priority country for such a deal. Stuart, who was in New Delhi to participate in the Global Mobility Summit, said the UK is currently reviewing its…

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Mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 12:51 pmPress Release: Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISOR Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, ONZ KNZM FRSNZ FMedSci FRS Chief Science Advisor Mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: Strategies for meeting New Zealand’s goals July 2018 Dear Prime Minister Attached please find my final report as your Chief Science Advisor. An executive summary has already been provided. When we first met to discuss your priorities for my Office after you…

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