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Trade Data on China: Buying Less from the Americas

Category: Indicators, Markets

The slowdown in China’s economy is taking its toll on its imports from the Americas, our trade data on China through third-quarter 2015 shows. China’s imports from North America dropped 9%, while its imports from South America were down 11% in September 2015 compared with September 2014. Chinese imports…

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US Drops Hint to UK: Better Not Brexit

Category: Markets, Trade Policy

The UK should expect the US to impose the same tariffs as now apply to China, Brazil and India, should it opt out of the European Union, Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative, told Reuters October 28. British voters will decide before the end of 2017 whether to remain…

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On a Roll: American Lobster Exports

Category: Exports, Markets

We were surprised to see lobsters break into the top 25 US agricultural exports for the first time in our latest monthly ranking report, based on the value of trade in August. Typically, the ag trade ranking reports are dominated by in-season commodities such as soybeans, corn, wheat and…

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A New HS Code for Tesla (and Other EV Makers)

Category: Imports, Indicators

Yet another sign that electric cars are catching on: A new 10-digit Harmonized Tariff System code has been established for the lithium-ion batteries used to power electrical vehicles: HS 8507.60.0010. Until now, the HS codes did not distinguish between EV batteries and Li-Ion batteries used in consumer electronic devices…

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