Government, Business, Logistics

US Indefinitely Delays Increased Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Tariff Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

The United States has confirmed the country is postponing “until further notice” a scheduled tariff increase on Chinese goods, the latest sign that the world’s two largest economies could be headed toward a de-escalation of their trade dispute.

Nor Al Ali | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2019
Government, Business

Possible US-China Trade Agreement Leads to Industry Optimism

Port of Los Angeles Cranes load and unload shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Freight industry officials and economists are expressing optimism about the trucking and logistics business now that trade negotiations between the United States and China could result in an agreement, preventing another increase in tariffs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US Tariffs Could Wreak Havoc on Auto Industry, Toyota President Says

Toyota The Toyota Motor Corp. logo is displayed at the company's head office in Tokyo, Japan. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda called on President Donald Trump to make a “careful and appropriate decision” on whether car imports to the United States are a national security threat, and potentially impose tariffs, to avoid possible ripple effects across the industry.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla Racing to Get Model 3s to China Before Potential Tariff Hike

Tesla Thousands of Teslas are getting loaded on ships heading to China. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is loading as many Model 3 sedans as it can onto vessels destined for the People’s Republic ahead of March 1, when a trade-war truce between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is scheduled to expire.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Tariffs, Trade Policies Concern Shippers in North American Markets

Federico Zuniga and Candace Sider Federico Zuniga and Candace Sider. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Disruption is increasingly happening for freight movers as they seek to cross the United States’ borders with Mexico and Canada, and it’s not the positive technological change often associated with that word. Instead, it’s delayed freight or higher costs.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2019

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

Report: China Could Allow Foreign Companies More Industrial Access

Tire factory worker in China A factory worker lays out strips of rubber to produce tires at a tire factory in Jining, China. (Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A media report suggests Beijing is scrapping its “Made in China” industrial policy criticized by the Trump administration in favor of one that allows greater access for foreign companies.

Associated Press
December 12, 2018
Government, Business

US, China Agree to Delay Consideration of New Tariffs

President Trump at the G20 Summit in Argentina President Trump at the G20 Summit in Argentina. (Erica Canepa/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to keep their trade war from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world’s two largest economies negotiate a lasting agreement.

Bloomberg News
December 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Signals US Is Likely to Proceed With China Tariff Increase

China Warehouse Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump said he’ll likely push forward with plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, indicating he would also slap duties on all remaining imports from the Asian nation if negotiations with China’s leader Xi Jinping fail to produce a trade deal.

Sarah McGregor | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2018
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Giving Thanks — And Giving Aid

The holiday season has officially arrived. But it’s important to remember the tragedy involving wildfires in California. The trucking industry, as always, is answering the call in times of need.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2018