Government, Business, Logistics

US Puts ‘Trade War’ Against China on Hold, Mnuchin Says

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The Trump administration won’t impose tariffs on Chinese products for now, after the two nations made progress on trade issues during two days of talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Andrew Mayeda and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018

Trade Gap Narrows to $49 Billion; Drop of $8.8 Billion Biggest Since 2009

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March by the most in two years, while last week’s unemployment filings were below estimates and productivity gains remained lukewarm in the first quarter. Here’s what you need to know from the economic reports out the morning of May 3.

Shobhana Chandra and Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Administration Softens Expectations for a US-China Trade Deal This Week

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The Trump administration sought to temper expectations for a swift breakthrough on trade issues with China as a delegation of senior U.S. officials prepares to visit Beijing this week.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018
Government, Business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: NAFTA Talks Could Extend Past May

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said talks to revamp NAFTA could drag on for months, even as negotiators step up the pace of discussions to reach an agreement as soon as this month.

Christopher Palmeri and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Danish Freight Forwarder DSV Assesses Trump’s Tariff Threats


One of Europe’s biggest trucking companies is trying to figure out how its business will be affected by a potential tariff war between the United States and the European Union.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018

Trump’s China Tariffs Risk Costing US Jobs, New Study Shows

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President Donald Trump said his trade actions may cause “a little pain” in the short term, and a new study shows U.S. agricultural workers could be hurt the most.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Gamble for Quick Trade Deal With China May Be Long Shot

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President Donald Trump is dispatching two of his top economic deputies to China in hopes of a quick deal on trade. They may find the reality on the ground more daunting.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port Group Urges Caution on Possible US-China Trade War

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The American Association of Port Authorities has written to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the Trump administration to carefully consider the negative impact trade sanctions could have on the country’s ports and the trucking and transportation industries.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018

World Trade Momentum Wobbles After Best Month in Seven Years

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Global trade momentum slipped in February, easing after recording its best month in more than seven years.

Fergal O’Brien | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says Mnuchin Going to China to Negotiate Trade in Days

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will depart for China to negotiate over U.S. trade disputes within days, President Donald Trump said.

Justin Sink and Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018