Government, Business, Logistics

Corn Included in Trump’s Trade Talks With China

Corn Barrett Emke/Bloomberg News

U.S. corn sales to China have been part of the ongoing trade discussions between the nations, President Donald Trump said from the White House Oval Office on Feb. 19.

February 20, 2019
Government, Business

Canada to Resume Publishing Trade Data Delayed by US Shutdown

Port of Montreal Port of Montreal (Valerian Mazataud/Bloomberg News)

Canada’s statistics agency plans to resume publishing merchandise trade reports next month, after the end of a U.S. government shutdown that deprived it of export data.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Government, Business

US Warns EU Tariff Threat Will Return Unless Juncker Delivers

May U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union are at odds with one another over Brexit deal. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News)

The U.S.-European trade truce struck last summer that has helped keep punitive tariffs at bay is at risk of unraveling, with America’s top diplomat to the European Union citing a lack of goodwill and progress in negotiations.

February 8, 2019
Government, Business

US Confirms China Trade Talks to Begin

Donald Trump President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration confirmed it will hold two days of talks this week in Washington to discuss structural changes to China’s economy and Beijing’s pledge to buy more American goods.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2019
Government, Business

U.S.-China Trade Talks Falling Short on Make-or-Break IP Issues

China Trucking checkpoint in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

According to people close to the discussions, the two sides have so far made little progress on the issue that any deal Trump strikes with China may ultimately be judged on: ending what the U.S. has dubbed as decades of state-coordinated Chinese theft of American intellectual property.

January 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 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, Business

US-China Trade Talks End on Note of Cautious Optimism

China US Bloomberg News

The Trump administration wrapped up the latest round of trade talks in Beijing, noting a commitment by China to buy more U.S. agricultural goods, energy and manufactured items.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business

EU Eyes Trade Deal With US, Targets Cutting Tariffs on Industrial Goods

Cecilia Malmstrom EU Trade Chief Cecilia Malmstrom (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

The European Union’s executive arm is preparing to ask the bloc’s governments for the green light to start negotiations with the United States on a free-trade deal, highlighting hopes of keeping at bay the threat of American tariffs on foreign cars.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Lauds Progress After Day Two of Beijing Trade Talks

Wilbur Ross US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump expressed optimism that U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing well, as Chinese authorities planned to give a statement after the latest round of negotiations.

January 8, 2019