Government, Business

US-Canada Trade Talks to Resume Sept. 5 After No Deal Reached

Chrystia Freeland Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative Aug. 31, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

U.S. negotiations with Canada on a trade deal will resume Sept. 5 after four days of intense negotiations in Washington ended without an agreement.

Bloomberg News
August 31, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Threatens to Pull US out of WTO if It Doesn’t ‘Shape Up’

Robert Lighthizer, President Trump Robert Lighthizer, President Trump in January. (Mike Theiler/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn’t treat the United States better, continuing his criticism of a cornerstone of the international trading system.

Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Government, Business

Trump to Back $200 Billion China Tariffs as Early as Next Week, Sources Say

President Trump leads a roundtable discussion President Trump leads a roundtable discussion on foreign investment Aug. 23, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump wants to move ahead with a plan to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as soon as a public comment period concludes next week, according to six people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Government, Business

China Disputes Latest US Tariffs at World Trade Organization

Rolls of steel sit in a warehouse at a fabrication company in Chester, Va. Rolls of steel sit in a warehouse at a fabrication company in Chester, Va. (Steve Helber/AP)

GENEVA — China is challenging the latest round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization.

Associated Press
August 27, 2018
Government, Business

CEOs Try Again to Temper Trump Tariffs as US-China Talks Open

Temper Trump Tariffs Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

As China prepares to send officials to the United States to restart talks on ending an escalating trade war, American companies and trade groups are returning to a Washington hearing room, most to argue against more tariffs from President Donald Trump.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2018
Government, Business

In Times of Trade War, Companies Get Creative to Avoid Tariffs

avoid tariffs Finished galvanized steel coils await shipment at ArcelorMittal Steel's hot dip galvanizing line in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. (Mark Duncan — Associated Press)

Facing the barrage of President Donald Trump’s tariffs, Steve Katz is ducking for cover in the trade-war version of a demilitarized zone.

Andrew Mayeda and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2018
Government, Business

US Trade Deficit Widens by $46.3 Billion in June

A container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland-trade deficit A container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit widened in June for the first time in four months as exports fell and imports grew. Politically sensitive trade gaps with China, Mexico and Canada increased.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
August 3, 2018
Government, Business

China Plans Tariffs on $60 Billion of Imports to Counter Trump

Flags of China and the U.S.-tariffs Getty Images

China announced a list of $60 billion worth of U.S. imports it plans to apply tariffs on should the Trump administration follow through with its latest trade threats.

Bloomberg News
August 3, 2018
Government, Business

China Says US Tariff Threat Runs Against Trend of the Times

Wang Yi China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore on Aug. 2. (Joseph Nair/AP)

BEIJING — China’s foreign minister said Aug. 1 that U.S. threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt U.S. businesses and consumers.

Joe McDonald and Annabelle Liang | Associated Press
August 2, 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