Jenny Leonard

Government, Business

Pelosi Calls USMCA ‘Easiest Trade Deal,’ Sees Vote When Ready

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during an interview in New York on Nov. 1. (Kholood Eid/Bloomberg)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump’s USMCA deal is the “easiest trade deal that we’ve ever done.”

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2019
Government, Business

Trump, Xi Struggle to Chart Path for Trade Talks

China Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Slow progress and disagreement on key initial demands from Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is raising doubts about whether the U.S. and China will actually return to the negotiating table to overcome their much deeper differences.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US, China’s Top Trade Officials Make First Contact Since Truce

China U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke on the phone with their Chinese counterparts as the two sides relaunch trade talks, marking the first high-level contact since their presidents agreed to a tentative truce last month.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Deal That Would Lift US Tariffs on Chinese Goods Said to Be Near

Trade Leaders from China and the US during trade talks. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The United States and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, two people familiar with the discussions said.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US, China Crafting Foundation for Trade Deal, Source Says

China Mario Tama/Bloomberg News

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are working on multiple memorandums of understanding that would form the basis of a final trade deal, according to a person briefed on the talks.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2019
Government, Business

EU Trade Chief to Continue Talks With US

Cecilia Malmstrom European Union’s trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom (Carolyn Kaster/Bloomberg News)

The European Union’s trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, will continue talks with her U.S. counterpart Jan. 10, after the two met earlier the week of Jan. 7 in an effort to tamp down escalating commercial tensions, according to the European Commission.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2019
Government

White House Said to Officially Delay China Tariff Hike to March

China and US flag Getty Images

The Trump administration is making official its decision to delay until March 1 a tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10%, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Auto-Tariff Threat Adds New Pressure to NAFTA Talks

David Maung/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s threat to impose sweeping new tariffs on imported automobiles may be an attempt to pressure his NAFTA partners into striking a deal that would help drive manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018