Limits on China’s Rare Earth Mineral Exports?

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 28, 2009
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Thanks to Paul Kedrosky for highlighting Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s article about China’s plans to limit exports of rare earth minerals. Specifically, there’s discussion of limiting exports of terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, lutetium, neodymium, europium, cerium, and lanthanum.  We took a look at who’s sending shipments to the United States that include these rare earth minerals.  Results […]

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onPanjiva Thank You / Reminder

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 20, 2009
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A month ago, we announced the launch of the onPanjiva program.  Through this program, information providers can apply to publish their information on the Panjiva platform — and anyone interested in promoting global trade transparency can nominate data providers to be onPanjiva. With about a week and a half remaining for first round nominations (deadline […]

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Panjiva in the News: July Trade Data

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 14, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that the number of global manufacturers serving the U.S. market increased 7% from June to July.  Here’s a sampling of the press coverage of Panjiva’s latest analysis: The New York Times: “In July, the number of overseas manufacturers sending shipments to the United States increased by 7 percent, […]

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July Trade Data: Reason for Optimism

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 11, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: there was a significant uptick in trade activity during July.  Specifically, from June to July, there was a 7% increase in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market. Further reason for optimism: The percentage of significant manufacturers on the Panjiva Watch List declined slightly to 29%. […]

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Inconvenient Sourcing Truths

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 6, 2009
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This weekend, word spread that a major African supplier to Gap and Levi is suspected of harming people and the environment.  According to a report in London’s Sunday Times, the Lesotho facility of Taiwan-based supplier Nien Hsing is dumping harmful chemicals into a river that serves as a source of drinking water.  It appears that […]

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