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China disputes report Xi invited Europe heads to Beijing meeting

Bloomberg | July 19, 2022 | International Trade

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China plans iron ore giant to assert market control

Bloomberg | July 19, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

China has formally created a state-backed iron ore company that’s expected to oversee everything from massive mine investments in West Africa to buying the steelmaking material from global suppliers.

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Challenging outlook for global supply chains as costs rise while orders fall

AJOT | July 18, 2022 | International Trade

Transaction data from Tradeshift, a supply chain platform connecting buyers and sellers, shows that global order volumes dropped for the second quarter in a row in Q2. Activity in the US, UK, China and the Eurozone all followed the global pattern.

Ukraine Latest: EU sees deal on grain, Russia steps up attacks

Bloomberg | July 18, 2022 | International Trade

Stellantis ending China Jeep production in radical shift

Bloomberg | July 18, 2022 | International Trade

Tesla’s Chinese battery maker is scoping out factory sites in Mexico

Bloomberg | July 17, 2022 | International Trade

Libya PM says oil exports back on track after NOC boss ousted

Bloomberg | July 17, 2022 | Energy | Conventional | International Trade

New exports suspended from Congo’s Tenke copper and cobalt mine

Bloomberg | July 17, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

End of coal ban would stabilize China relations, Australia says

Bloomberg | July 16, 2022 | International Trade

Indonesia waives palm oil export levy to cut bloated stockpiles

Bloomberg | July 16, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

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Norfolk, VA CBP officers seize nearly $2 million in counterfeit diabetic socks

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | International Trade

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Area Port of Norfolk-Newport News, Va., certainly do not suffer from cold feet when it comes to enforcing intellectual property rights laws, especially not after they just seized nearly 120,000 pairs of counterfeit cotton foot coverings on Wednesday.

June Retail Sales Increased Despite Rising Inflation

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | International Trade

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Infrastructure stakeholders highlight deep concerns during roundtable

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | International Trade

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Committee Republicans today heard from state, local, and industry stakeholders about how inflation is affecting their ability to plan and execute infrastructure improvements, and how issues with inflation, supply chain, energy instability, and workforce shortages are all exacerbating one another.

USDA announces options in certifying AMS for meat and poultry

AJOT | July 15, 2022 | International Trade | Trade Regulation

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Xi Takes Defiant Victory Tour as He Closes in on Third Term

Bloomberg | July 15, 2022 | International Trade

Xi Jinping’s trip to Xinjiang this week was the latest stop in a campaign-style tour that demonstrates the Chinese president’s willingness to defy foreign pressure before he secures a precedent-breaking third term.

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EU set to propose new Russia sanctions, fixes to earlier actions

Bloomberg | July 15, 2022 | International Trade | Trade Regulation

The European Union is set Friday to propose a new slate of penalties targeting Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, as well as actions to tighten previously approved sanctions packages, according to people familiar with the matter.

China growth slows sharply, putting GDP target out of reach

Bloomberg | July 15, 2022 | International Trade | By The Numbers

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