Bryce Baschuk

Government, Business

World Trade Sees Worst Downturn in Generation

Container ships anchor at the Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, U.K. on March 25. Container ships anchor at the Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, U.K. on March 25. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The global economy’s most abrupt and consequential shock in at least a generation is unfolding at ports and other hubs of international commerce as the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

US to Put Tariffs on European Planes, Whiskey After WTO Ruling

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President Donald Trump got the go-ahead from the World Trade Organization to impose tariffs on as much as $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to Airbus. The award is the largest in WTO history.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

Trade Feud May Impact Parcels From China

USPS Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro the week of Sept. 23 will lead a delegation to Geneva to try to reform the 145-year-old global system of coordinating postal policies, a method he says treats American companies unfairly.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2019
Government, Business

WTO Issues Mixed Ruling Over US Duties for Subsidized Chinese Goods

A worker walks near truck trailers and cargo containers in Tacoma, Washington A worker walks near truck trailers and cargo containers on May 10, 2019, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

The World Trade Organization on July 16 delivered a mixed judgment over America’s sanctions on subsidized goods produced by Chinese state-owned enterprises.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019

EU Is Said to Revise Plan to Fix WTO in Bid to Get US on Board

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The European Union is revamping its plan to reform the World Trade Organization in an effort to win support from the U.S., according to two people briefed on the process.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2018
Government, Business

Major Car Exporters Weigh Response to Trump’s Threat of Tariffs

Toyotas being checked before loading at Yokohama port In this 2014 file photo, a man checks Toyota cars parked before being loaded onto a cargo ship for export at Yokohama port in Japan. (Koji Sasahara/AP)

Trade officials from the world’s top car-exporting nations agreed to respond if President Donald Trump slaps new U.S. tariffs on autos and auto parts.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2018