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  1. Experts advise firms on finance and risk

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... was created by statute in 1966, and is wholly owned by the Hong Kong government. It encourages and supports Hong Kong's export trade by providing exporters with insurance protection against non-payment risks arising from commercial and political events. Mr Lee said participation in Hong Kong trade fairs and exhibitions was one of the corporation's key activities to promote knowledge ...

  2. China trades blows in anti-dumping dogfight

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... face a proposed anti-dumping tariff of 73.17 per cent, which can be imposed if the International Trade Commission (ITC) concludes that US industry has been harmed by the imports. Mexican ... imports,' said Mr Sim. Quotas and import bans are generally forbidden by the international trade body. In the second half of last year, China applied seven of the 21 duties originally put forward, ...

  3. Equity investors beware of mixed signals

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the confusion are strange signals from the currency markets. The past week saw a spectacular rebound in the US dollar against a range of currencies, despite a widening United States trade deficit ... driver for international demand. Japan's annualised GDP growth of 7 per cent in the last quarter of last year was the fastest in 13 years, raising hopes that this will be a sustainable ...

  4. China vows to hit back at 'trade protection'

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and protective measures to regulate international trade order and to protect the security of domestic industry', Xinhua said. According to World Trade Organisation data released on Monday, China has ... Shi Ting Discriminatory practices cited as nation faces the most dumping charges The mainland has vowed to take action against its trading partners to counter what it claims is global ...

  5. Course sharpens WTO policy skills

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The course was modelled on trade policy courses held in Geneva but was given a regional twist, with 60 experts from the WTO and regional and international academics contributing to it. ... Ravina Shamdasani HK hosts sessions on trade law for Asia-Pacific regional officials To some of the 32 representatives in town for the first Asia-Pacific regional WTO course, staying ...

  6. Legal system taxed by WTO

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Court decided that international trade disputes would be resolved in the intermediate courts. Despite the ruling, much confusion remains about how WTO law will be upheld. Firstly, it is unclear ... foreign-argued over an agricultural seed product in a local court in Hunan. Fending off local pressure, the judge ruled that international law should prevail and awarded judgment to the foreign firm. ...

  7. China's WTO compliance spurs US firms

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing China's adherence to World Trade Organisation rules is encouraging more United States companies to expand their activities on the mainland, according to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China. In a sharp turnaround from attitudes expressed last year, more than 61 per cent of respondents said WTO-inspired changes were having ...

  8. How to seal a new WTO deal

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray No one expects Thai rice or West African cotton to flood markets after world trade ministers meet again in Hong Kong in December next year, but it will be a considerable advance if the World Trade Organisation's next session succeeds in clarifying some of the ambiguities of the recent interim agreement in Geneva. Only then will WTO Director-General ...

  9. Hong Kong International Hardware and Home Improvement Fair 2004

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Hong Kong International Hardware and Home Improvement Fair 2004 History: Now in its eighth year. Location: Hall 2B, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Scale: ... and supplies, door and window accessories, furniture and furnishing accessories, hardware and DIY products, home furnishings, safety equipment and supplies, and trade services and publications. ...

  10. Mainland likely to ride Bush's coattails to freer trade

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... re-elected.' 'Kerry would have been more protectionist on trade,' said Leora Blumberg, international trade adviser of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, a US law firm. 'Bush is big ... to freer trade with China, despite the fact that on the day of victory his administration threatened to impose import quotas on the mainland textile trade. 'Now that Bush doesn't need ...




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