Government, Business

Trade Spat Heats Up as Trump Faces Off With G-7 Allies in Quebec

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump is headed for a showdown with America’s allies at a Group of Seven summit this week in Quebec, with the European Union and Canada threatening retaliatory measures unless he reverses course on new steel and aluminum levies.

Andrew Mayeda Yuko Takeo and Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2018
Government, Business

Push for NAFTA Deal Continues as Congress, Tariff Deadlines Loom

Canada's Chrystia Freeland Freeland by Jonathan Levinson/Bloomberg News

Canada’s foreign minister is headed to Washington as the clock ticks down to reach a deal on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement that could pass Congress this year and skirt metals tariffs.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump: US-China Trade Deal May Need ‘Different Structure’

Chip Somodevill, pool via Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump backed away from the trade deal his administration had just announced with China and said the United States may need to change the direction of talks to get a final agreement.

Terrence Dopp | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

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

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

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

Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg News

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

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

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

Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS

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