Government, Business

US Pork Exports to China Could Set Record This Year

Pork Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

China could increase U.S. pork imports to the highest ever this year as part of its commitment to bolster purchases of American farm goods to resolve the trade war between the countries, according to sources familiar with the situation.

March 26, 2019
Business, Logistics

Steel Expected to Struggle on China Tariffs

Steel Rolls of steel (Cole Burston/Associated Press)

After two years of bumper profits, the steel industry is entering a slowdown. ArcelorMittal, as well as smaller European producers like Salzgitter AG and Voestalpine AG, are sounding the alarm about weakening conditions, particularly in China. The country, which uses about half of the world’s steel, is now expected to see a drop in demand, the first contraction since 2015.

Elena Mazneva | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2019
Government, Business

Japan Exports Sink 3.8% in December, Hit by China Slowdown

Containership docked in Toyko A containership berthed in Tokyo. (Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)

TOKYO — Japan’s exports fell 3.8% in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the Japanese government reported Jan. 23.

Yuri Kagayama | Associated Press
January 23, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump’s NAFTA Demands: 'Fairer' Deal, Address 'Imbalances'

Trump walking Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Trump laid out his demands July 17 for a new North American Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for rounds of negotiations among U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials to overhaul the landmark treaty that dictates the nations’ cross-border commerce.

Roger Yu | USA Today
July 18, 2017
Business, Logistics

U.S. Used Truck Exports Surging as Mexico Alters Laws, ACT Says

Mexico has emerged as the hottest market for U.S. used truck exports this year, driven by regulatory changes in both countries and the improving Mexican economy, industry officials said.

September 23, 2013