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Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014

“Made in China” clothing sales may shrink under Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Made in China” will be a less frequent sight in U.S. clothing stores if the United States has its way in a new trade pact negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations.

    Washington aims to engineer a deal where Vietnam, set to be one of the big winners among the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would win apparel market share from China and other non-members, rather than Mexico and Central America.

Sep 4, 2014

Analysis – ‘Made in China’ clothing sales may shrink under Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Made in China” will be a less frequent sight in U.S. clothing stores if the United States has its way in a new trade pact negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations.

Washington aims to engineer a deal where Vietnam, set to be one of the big winners among the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would win apparel market share from China and other non-members, rather than Mexico and Central America.

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. readies duties on Mexican sugar in win for sugar lobby

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The United States
is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican
sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a
blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more
for the sweetener.

Mexican producers urged a deal to end the spat while the
government hinted at retaliation, highlighting the potential for
Tuesday’s Department of Commerce ruling to increase tensions in
a months-long trade dispute over claims cheap subsidized sugar
is flooding the heavily protected U.S. market.

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. readies duties on Mexican sugar, prices tipped to rise

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.

The duties announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday will bolster prices for U.S. sugar but mean companies like sweet makers Hershey Co and Mondelez International Inc will have to pay up to 5 cents per pound extra for imported sweetener, based on current refined sugar prices of around 30 cents per pound.

Aug 26, 2014
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Aug 6, 2014

U.S.-Africa summit garners over $17 bln in investment pledges

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – African leaders on Tuesday
called for a deeper economic relationship with the United
States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than $17
billion at a Washington summit as a fresh step in the right
direction.

U.S. and African companies and the World Bank pledged new
investment in construction, energy and information technology
projects in Africa at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, including
several joint ventures between U.S. and African partners.

    • About Krista

      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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