Definition: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Imports map
Shipping Companies Committed to Servicing Countries Stricken by Ebola
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 3:46:23 PM
Shipping brokers said imports to and exports ... Mærsk A/S that is the world’s largest container-shipping company, has suffered a 30% drop in cargo volumes in West Africa, said Eva Maria Kops, Maersk Line’s Liberia country manager.
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
Indy Bay - 10/20/2014 10:12:56 PM
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico. “The WTO’s continued assault against ...
Cheese Exports to Canada Jeopardized by WTO Ruling on COOL
Ag Web - 10/20/2014 1:37:32 PM
The World Trade Organization’s ruling today that U.S. “Country of Origin Labeling” unfairly treats Canadian and Mexican beef imports could have implications for the dairy industry. Identified in the items for possible retaliation are cheeses that are ...
Russia to Limit Agriculture Imports From Ukraine Starting Wednesday
RIA Novosti - 10/21/2014 11:20:20 AM
MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will temporarily ban agriculture imports from Ukraine starting from Wednesday, Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tuesday. According to the watchdog, it is impossible to track the country of ...
WTO Rules Against Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat in U.S.
Food Safety News - 10/21/2014 3:06:25 AM
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute with the United States over country-of-origin labeling ... the labeling rules unfairly discriminate against meat imports and give the advantage to domestic ...
Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half
EurActiv.com - 10/20/2014 12:33:06 PM
The European Union can slash natural gas imports from countries such as Russia by half and cut carbon ... an organisation of independent research institutes and civil society groups. The World Resources Institute (WRI) is its secretariat.
Why US crude imports dip and domestic production increases
Market Realist - 10/20/2014 4:36:29 PM
It will race ahead of countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia. Narrowing oil imports The EIA data revealed that for the ... The International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 world economic growth forecast.
Qatar and Honduras give green light to Canadian meat imports
Global Meat News - 10/21/2014 7:59:54 AM
Access to the Central American country was restricted in 2003 ... "Not only does Qatar have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, Qatar imports more than 90% of its food requirements. The Canadian meat industry appreciates and welcomes ...
India sugar imports to prove bigger than forecast
Agrimoney - 10/20/2014 10:09:56 AM
It added that imports in 2013-14 too were, at 850,000 tonnes, far higher than the USDA has acknowledged too, noting that prices in the country have, to some extent, bucked the downward world trend, hitting up to $610 a tonne in August. In the newly started ...
The Energy Collective - 10/17/2014 10:42:08 AM
Gary Hunt Gary is an Executive-in-Residence at Deloitte Investments with extensive experience in the energy & utility industries. More » Jesse Jenkins is a graduate student and researcher at MIT with expertise in energy technology, policy, and innovation ...
World Trade Organization Condemns US Over Meat Labelling Ruling
International Business Times - 10/20/2014 3:10:35 PM
The United States has not changed its meat labelling rules since losing a World Trade Organization case brought ... Mexico as it favoured domestic meat over beef and pork imports from those countries. The current version of the American rules requires ...
NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/21/2014 11:13:11 AM
Following the release of the World Trade Organization's decision on the ... The decision could allow the two countries to place tariffs on U.S. imports. "The United States must avoid retaliation from Canada and Mexico," said NPPC President Howard Hill ...
Russia to ban European imports of animal fat
Lebanon Daily Star - 10/20/2014 1:44:41 PM
MOSCOW: Russia will suspend animal fat and meat byproduct imports from the European Union, the country's veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor said Monday, extending an earlier sweeping ban on Western food. The veterinary service said the ...
Public Citizen : World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely
4 Traders - 10/20/2014 3:24:54 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today's ruling by a World Trade Organization ... then Mexico and Canada - the two countries that challenged the policy - likely would continue their case, even though cattle imports from Canada have increased since the 2013 strengthening ...
Furniture imports up another 10% in first half
Furniture Today - 10/21/2014 8:35:42 AM
High Point — Furniture imports grew 10% for the first six months of this year, a sign that consumers continue to seek price and value-driven goods from producers in Asia, Europe and other emerging markets around the world. According to figures from U.S ...