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China may ban rare earth technology exports on security concerns
China may ban rare earth technology exports on security concerns

Bloomberg | February 19, 2021 | International Trade

China may ban the export of rare-earths refining technology to countries or companies it deems as a threat on state security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Biden to ditch ‘America First’ in appeal for global partnership
Biden to ditch ‘America First’ in appeal for global partnership

Bloomberg | February 19, 2021 | International Trade

President Joe Biden will re-introduce himself and the U.S. to world leaders at a pair of international conferences on Friday, calling on industrialized democracies to partner in confronting the pandemic and climate change in a sharp departure from his predecessor’s foreign policy.

Brexit supply chain friction persists in blow to manufacturing

Bloomberg | February 19, 2021 | International Trade

US expected to leave Germans out of next Nord Stream sanctions

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | International Trade

U.K. to join France in push to supply vaccines to poorer nations

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | International Trade

USDA says 2021 farm exports to China will touch record high

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Texas’ gas-export clampdown shocks market as blackouts ebb
Texas’ gas-export clampdown shocks market as blackouts ebb

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | Energy News | International Trade | Commodity

Texas is restricting the flow of natural gas across state lines in an extraordinary move that some are calling a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause.

EU poised to sanction Russia over jailing of Navalny

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | International Trade

China decoupling would cost US billions, Chamber says
China decoupling would cost US billions, Chamber says

Bloomberg | February 18, 2021 | International Trade

American companies would lose hundreds of billions of dollars if they slashed investment in China or the nations increased tariffs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report highlighting the cost of a full decoupling of the world’s largest economies.

Brexit negotiator Frost joins Johnson’s team with EU focus

Bloomberg | February 17, 2021 | International Trade

Emanuel, Burns seen as potential China envoy

Bloomberg | February 17, 2021 | International Trade

US homebuilders urge Biden to help ease sky-high lumber costs
US homebuilders urge Biden to help ease sky-high lumber costs

Bloomberg | February 17, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

The biggest U.S. homebuilders group urged the Biden administration to help increase lumber supply, saying record-high costs threaten to price potential home buyers out of the market and curb construction.

Cold snap deep in Texas almost certainly means crop losses for citrus growers
Cold snap deep in Texas almost certainly means crop losses for citrus growers

AJOT | February 17, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Crop losses that are suffered will come after a weather disaster took a $100 million bite out of the state’s citrus industry last July. The industry was hit hard by Hurricane Hanna, which was the first hurricane of a hyperactive 2020 season and made landfall in late July near Port Mansfield, Texas.

U.K. holds back trade scrutiny plan after Johnson struck EU deal

Bloomberg | February 17, 2021 | International Trade

Biden builds out China team with staff who reflect tougher tone

Bloomberg | February 16, 2021 | International Trade

Deep freeze upends U.S. agriculture markets from grains to beef

Bloomberg | February 16, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

China eyes rare earth export curbs for U.S. defense, FT says

Bloomberg | February 16, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Brexit trade recovers with fewer cross-channel cargoes rejected
Brexit trade recovers with fewer cross-channel cargoes rejected

Bloomberg | February 16, 2021 | International Trade

Shipments of goods across the English Channel are recovering, with fewer haulage companies pulling out of jobs in the past week.

Bangladesh eyes investment gain as Japanese firms exit China

Bloomberg | February 15, 2021 | International Trade

Fasken appointed to UK Government’s post-Brexit trade panel

AJOT | February 15, 2021 | People | Appointments | International Trade

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