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Coronavirus again scuttles trade trip for Missouri governor

Nov. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has again nixed Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's plans for an overseas trade trip. Parson's office said Monday that a planned trip to Israel and Greece has been postponed because of coronavirus travel restrictions. That...

WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns

Nov. 26, 2021 19:35 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said. The MC12 conference at...

India's Serum Institute resumes vaccine exports to COVAX

Nov. 26, 2021 10:23 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program on Friday after halting most overseas sales in March. The company was to have been COVAX's main...

EU eases its controls on COVID-19 vaccine exports

Nov. 26, 2021 09:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said on Friday that it will ease its restrictions on exporting COVID-19 vaccines. The Commission, the EU's executive arm, said that as of January it will no longer require vaccine producers to request special authorization to export...

Cambodia promotes shared growth at virtual Asia-Europe meet

Nov. 25, 2021 05:41 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen opened a virtual meeting of Asian and European leaders Thursday with a call for sustainable and shared global growth as the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty European countries and 21...

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

Nov. 24, 2021 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has withdrawn a ban on imports of agrochemicals that it said was aimed at encouraging organic cultivation. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage announced on Wednesday the revocation of the ban, which took effect...

Missouri Gov. Parson plans trade mission to Israel, Greece

Nov. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady next month will travel to Israel and Greece for a trade mission, the governor's office announced Tuesday. Parson will be overseas Dec. 2-11 for his third trade mission since taking office. He had...

Canada suspends province's potato exports to US

Nov. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (AP) — Canada announced Monday it has suspended all shipments of fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States after the recent discovery of potato wart on several farms in the province. The Canadian Food Inspection...

Xi says China will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia

Nov. 22, 2021 07:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday said his country will not seek dominance over Southeast Asia or bully its smaller neighbors, amid ongoing friction over the South China Sea. Xi made the remarks during a virtual conference with the members of the...

New Mexico exports on track to set record in 2021

Nov. 20, 2021 11:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico exports are barreling toward an annual record this year, marking a sharp turnaround from last year’s pandemic-induced slowdown. Total state sales worldwide climbed 55% in the first nine months of 2021, from $2.77 billion in the...