Government, Business

Trump Warns He Will More Than Double Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Donald Trump Trump's Twitter threat put a scare into the U.S. stock market May 6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump wrote in a May 5 tweet that he will dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports to 25% from 10%, starting May 10.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Turkey to Step Up Tariffs on US Products

People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul People line up at a currency exchange shop in Istanbul. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Aug. 15 said it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal — escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.

Suzan Fraser | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Logistics

This Obscure NAFTA Chapter Could be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again

Canada and U.S. flags takenbykevin/Flickr

The U.S. confirmed last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths to preserve.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017

Surge in Imports Proves the US Economy's Global Dominance Right Now

Container ships steamed into West Coast ports last month after the end of a labor dispute.

Vince Golle and Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2015

Port of Los Angeles Reports Lower Volume in June

The Port of Los Angeles said its June import cargo volume dropped 10% from a year ago, to about 334,000 20-foot equivalent units.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2011

Imported Goods Prices Fall for First Time in a Year

The price of goods imported to the United States fell 0.5% in June, the first decline in a year, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2011