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Labor unions lodge first USMCA complaint against Mexican factory
Labor unions lodge first USMCA complaint against Mexican factory

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

The U.S.’s largest labor union is leading a complaint over working conditions at an auto-parts factory in Mexico, the first case to test whether enforcement provisions in a new trade agreement can help to improve working conditions.

Continental extends commitment to sustainability in natural rubber supply chain
Continental extends commitment to sustainability in natural rubber supply chain

AJOT | May 11, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, is extending its commitment to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain. The premium tire manufacturer and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have agreed on a significant expansion of their successful project to ensure full traceability of the natural rubber supply chain in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan in Borneo.

Silicon Valley getting a rare new US solar-manufacturing plant

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

The U.K. deficit that risks cutting the pound’s rally short

Bloomberg | May 11, 2021 | International Trade

China targets some Australian LNG as trade dispute widens

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | Energy News | International Trade | Commodity

Biden team amps up chip-crisis response with Raimondo summit

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | International Trade

Mumbai seeks to import millions of vaccines to avert Covid wave

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | International Trade

Pfizer CEO says lower-income countries didn’t order vaccines
Pfizer CEO says lower-income countries didn’t order vaccines

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | International Trade

Pfizer Inc.’s chief executive said that low- and middle-income countries had opted not to order the company’s Covid-19 shot, in a letter posted online after the Biden administration said it supported waiving patents to expand global access to vaccines.

EU opposition to US vaccine plan grows with Macron broadside
EU opposition to US vaccine plan grows with Macron broadside

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | International Trade

European opposition to a U.S. proposal to waive patents for Covid-19 vaccines is mounting, with French President Emmanuel Macron reprimanding the U.S. and the U.K. for blocking the export of shots and the raw materials needed to make them.

One of London’s top rivals explains how to score a Brexit boost

Bloomberg | May 10, 2021 | International Trade

Pakistan seeks more trade with Central Asia in diversity push

Bloomberg | May 09, 2021 | International Trade

Canadian lumber producers to expand US mills amid home boom
Canadian lumber producers to expand US mills amid home boom

Bloomberg | May 09, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

North American lumber companies plan to ramp up production by expanding existing mills as strong home construction fuels the need for more wood.

France threatens U.K. on financial services in fisheries dispute

Bloomberg | May 08, 2021 | International Trade

EU tells Biden to export vaccines now and worry about IP later
EU tells Biden to export vaccines now and worry about IP later

Bloomberg | May 08, 2021 | International Trade

European Union leaders urged U.S. President Joe Biden to lift restrictions on exports of Covid-19 vaccines to address the desperate needs of developing countries before embarking on complex discussions about whether patent waivers might also boost supply in the longer term.

EU and India agree trade reboot to confront threats from China

Bloomberg | May 08, 2021 | International Trade

Von Der Leyen calls on US to match EU vaccine exports

Bloomberg | May 08, 2021 | International Trade

China extends historic corn-buying spree with US purchase
China extends historic corn-buying spree with US purchase

Bloomberg | May 07, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

China made one of its biggest purchases of corn in U.S. history, a sign that its buying spree of grain off of world markets isn’t over.

Chip demand fuels biggest jump in Taiwan exports since 2010
Chip demand fuels biggest jump in Taiwan exports since 2010

Bloomberg | May 07, 2021 | International Trade

Taiwan’s exports beat estimates as surging sales of semiconductors and other electronic components propelled overseas shipments to the fastest growth in more than a decade.

EU split on Covid-patent waivers casts doubt on US plan
EU split on Covid-patent waivers casts doubt on US plan

Bloomberg | May 07, 2021 | International Trade

Spain backed a U.S. proposal to waive intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, breaking ranks with Germany and complicating efforts by the European Union to form a common stance.

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