‘Anti-Dumping Chicken Tariffs Unnecessary’

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters states anti-dumping tariffs in the chicken industry are unnecessary. An investigation by the International Trade Administration Commission found the appeals of local producers to government to be nothing short Canadian pop star is in trouble again. of cries for cronyism. According to reports, the chicken tariffs harm a small import industry and spike local chicken prices for consumers. Read more:

EAC Urged to Toughen on Trade Restrictions

Experts say the East African Community (EAC) should stop treating trade restrictions and government interventions, which distort markets, as a diplomatic matter. Food security in particular remains an issue for EAC countries. While policy makers find themselves caught between consumer and producer interests, people are starving. Protectionist policies and trade barriers have hiked food prices and government efforts have done little to alleviate the problem. Read more:

From Rice Cookers to Robots: Shopping for the Latest Gadgets in North Korea

North Korea’s 2014 Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair doubled in size compared to last year. Despite recent sanctions, many luxury items were available to consumers. Several of these products appeared to be from overseas, such as flat screen TVs, laptops and robot vacuum cleaners. Accordingly, accepted currencies included the Chinese Yuan, Euro, and US dollar. Foreign economists deem this increasing interest in trade fairs a reflection of the quality development of new products and potential economic growth. Read more:


Moldova is working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to steer its economy towards greater regional and global integration. After signing an agreement, Moldova will have free trade areas that permit access to two major markets: the European Union (EU) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIES). Programs are  currently being crafted to instruct businesses on best practices for adjusting and benefiting from the new trade environment. Read more:

Hike in Electricity Tariff, Issues and Challenges

Citizens in Nigeria are tangled in an electrical power struggle, expecting to soon feel the burden of the Multi-Year Tariff Order’s (MYTO) increase in the electricity tariff. Despite paying for relatively higher prices for electricity, consumers will not experience any improvements in the service of electricity to their homes. Tangled in the wires of this issue sits an initial deal between regulators and investors, surrounded by an inefficient electrical distribution system. Read more:

Morocco Seeks to Boost Africa Relations, Investments

Moroccan King Mohammed VI is currently pushing further integration with the African continent. Regional integration has been a large contributing factor to the rising economic standing of Morocco. 85% of Morocco’s foreign trade takes place within Africa, with 26 agreements arranged with the Ivory Coast. These agreements with neighboring African nations vary among a range of private and public sectors and are expanding to areas such as oil, gas, fishing, phosphate, and bauxite. Morocco expects more investments and trade as a result of their expansive reach across the continent. Read more:

Probe By Indian Intelligence Agencies Termed a Major Non-Tariff Barrier

Inquiries from Indian intelligence agencies have slowed trade and deterred potentially profitable exchanges between India’s trade partners including Pakistan. Probing by Indian intelligence has clogged the pathway of both imported and exported goods, mainly for small businesses and traders, including those trading vegetable and produce. The extent of trade complexity is evident though the onion shortages in India. Meanwhile, the screening processes shows preference to the influential and huge business groups in India. Read more:

Non-FTA Items to See Tariff Cut

The Bangkok Customs Department hopes to decrease non-FTA tariff which currently stays around 80% to a 20% in order to drive local competition.Already, Thailand has eliminated import tariffs in participating in multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, such as the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) and the World Trade Agreement. Once submitted, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will determine the proposal’s approval. Read more:

Power Trading Between Nepal and India

The integration of energy market through formation of Power Trading Companies helps to optimize existing energy resources and provides commercial outlook to the sector by catalyzing investment especially from domestic and foreign private sector, says Pramod Rijal, associate from Atlas’ Nepal based partner organization Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation. There is a free flow of electricity in Nordic countries and prices are determined by free interaction of supply and demand and the mechanism has helped new players to enter the market which eventually reduces the price and brings new innovation. Additionally, it has also created energy security in the region. East African countries like Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya are also reforming their energy policies so as to aid the formation of a common market for energy exchange. Read more

Kollaer: Expand Trade, Expand the Economy

Trade is at the very heart of economic success in Texas. Every year, Texas companies export hundreds of billions of dollars in goods and services to foreign markets. In fact, Texas has ranked as the nation”s #1 exporting Ce a mis en vente des billets qui couvrent le buy-in pour le grand tournoi d’octobre. state for 12 years in a row. Trade funnels hundreds of billions of dollars back home to support Texas jobs, families, and our state”s much-envied economic might. But for all of our exporting success in Texas, federal trade policies are holding the whole country back from its economic potential. It”s critical that Congress act quickly to expand our foreign trade if we hope to get our national economy back on track again. Read more