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Sam’s Club, Your Store for Premium Goods and Rare Imports (in China)

December 8, 2017 |

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Sam’s Club warehouse stores are a hit with mothers in China seeking high-quality imported products—even as the chain has struggled in the U.S. to shed a budget-minded image.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

India to phase out ‘petcoke’ imports after AP investigation

December 6, 2017 |

India’s government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India.
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China lifts ban on stinky cheese imports

October 25, 2017 |

China has lifted a ban on imports of soft cheeses such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Stilton.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports, escalating trade tensions

April 26, 2017 |

The Trump administration is slapping hefty duties on billions of dollars of lumber imported from Canada, marking an escalation of trade tensions ahead of the president’s promised effort to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The new duties came amid sharp rhetoric by Trump and his…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. Bid to Stem Steel Imports Faces Hurdles

April 20, 2017 |

President Trump’s bid to stanch imports flowing into the U.S. steel market is fighting strong currents: Domestic prices that are among the world’s highest and a buoyant dollar that pushes down the cost of imports.
WSJ.com: US Business

Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

April 20, 2017 |

The Trump administration directed the Commerce Department on Thursday to expedite an investigation into whether the way other countries sell steel compromises U.S. national security.

In a briefing Thursday morning, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the review would consider how much steel the…


L.A. Times – Business

China Exceeded U.N. Cap on North Korean Coal Imports in December

February 23, 2017 |

Before Beijing suspended North Korean coal imports over the weekend to squeeze Pyongyang’s nuclear program, the hermit state shipped more coal to China in December than allowed under United Nations sanctions.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Asia shares hug one-year high, China imports revive

September 8, 2016 |

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoAsian shares held within one-year peaks on Thursday as Chinese trade data topped forecasts and imports recorded their first annual rise since late 2014, a promising sign for global demand that gave the Australia dollar a lift. Beijing reported imports rose 1.5 percent in August from a year ago, confounding forecasts of a 4.9 percent drop, while exports from the Asian giant dipped 2.8 percent. "The improvement in imports is mostly a reflection of stronger domestic demand.



Business News Headlines – Yahoo! News

China imports, exports slump in July: Customs

August 8, 2016 |

China Customs' July figures showed that exports have declined in dollar terms for the fourth month in a rowChina's imports and exports both slumped in July, with its purchases plummeting by 12.5 percent, Customs said Monday, in the latest poor figures from the world's second-largest economy. The drop was significantly larger than the 7.0 percent median forecast in a survey of economists by Bloomberg News. Exports also fell in dollar terms, dropping 4.4 percent to $ 184.7 billion and also below expectations of a 3.5 percent decline.



Economy News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Lemon growers feel squeezed by plan for Argentine imports

July 15, 2016 |

California lemon growers and their allies are seeking reinforcements in their campaign against proposed imports from Argentina.

Now both sides in this international citrus clash will get more time to rally. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until Aug. 10 a public comment period…


L.A. Times – Business