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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
South Koreans Concerned Over Fukushima Radiation Found in Steel Imports: Reports
RIA Novosti - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
the country's environmentalists warn. "A case in August, in which imports of scrap steel from Japan were found to contain radioactive material and sent back to Japan clearly shows we're exposed to a real risk," Park Jong-kwon, chairman of the Masan ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Russia to ban European imports of animal fat
Lebanon Daily Star - 10/20/2014 3:32:04 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 ...
WTO rules against India on restricting US chicken imports
Yahoo News - 10/14/2014 7:42:34 PM
Geneva (AFP) - The World Trade Organisation ruled Tuesday against India in a complaint brought by the United States concerning restrictions imposed over bird flu fears that halted poultry imports ... agreements that allow countries to restrict trade ...
Europe Could Save Up To $80B In Energy Imports As Prices Plunge
International Business Times - 10/15/2014 9:54:24 AM
Falling energy prices reflect a darkening world economic outlook but they could temper any new downturn. While headline inflation rates could be pushed lower, households and energy-intensive industries in countries that rely on oil imports will find their ...