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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Trump says he’s ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. Such a step would significantly escalate his trade war with Beijing …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

India to phase out ‘petcoke’ imports after investigation

India’s government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting …


U.S. Commerce Department slaps more duties on Bombardier

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday that it is imposing more duties on Canada’s Bombardier C series aircraft, charging that the Canadian company is selling the planes in America below …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

U.S. Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood – as well as any other goods – produced by North Korean laborers who work …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as U.S. trade ruling threatens jobs

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she was “bitterly disappointed” with the U.S. government’s decision to slap duties of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s C series aircraft, which threatens …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt U.S. solar industry

A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration …


China just made the most steel ever as Trump gets set to act

China’s old economy is displaying greatly renewed vigor. Output of steel and aluminum hit records last month, with mills and smelters boosting run-rates of the products used to make buildings, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Hobby Lobby fined $3M for smuggling Iraq religious artifacts

Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were …


German exports, imports reach record heights in March

German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports …


U.S. Steel seeks China trade probe as Trump orders import study

The Trump administration began an investigation of steel imports into the U.S. as U.S. Steel Corp. asked a trade agency to investigate its claims that rival Chinese manufacturers colluded to …


China’s exports accelerate in March, import growth moderates

China’s export growth accelerated in March while import growth moderated to still-robust double-digit levels in possible positive signs for Chinese economic growth and global demand.


Ryan’s border tax on the ropes as Trump ponders overhaul plan

Donald Trump’s surprising election and his promise to overhaul the U.S. tax code set off celebrations across corporate America – but some industries had barely applauded before they began gearing …


Retail CEOs meet with Trump, call meeting ‘productive’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday met with a group of executives from big-name retailers such as Target and Best Buy, a conversation in which the industry planned to make the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico

Determined to wall off America’s border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as the White House proposed a 20 percent …


Ramesh Ponnuru: Congress will have to decode Trump

If Trump continues to speak about policy in a free-wheeling way without follow-up, congressional Republicans will decide that they do not have to take his words more seriously than he …


Murray and Cantwell criticized over drug import votes

Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The


Trump tariff on GM would violate NAFTA, but that may not stop him

As president, Donald Trump won’t be able to punish General Motors for building cars in Mexico without violating NAFTA. That may not stop him from taking an unprecedented step against …


U.S. trade deficit in August rises 3 percent to $40.7 billion

The U.S. trade deficit rose in August as a flood of imports offset the best showing for exports in 13 months. The politically sensitive deficit with China rose to the …


Retailers scramble as shipper bankruptcy puts goods in limbo

Some major retailers are scrambling to work out contingency plans to get their merchandise to stores as the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around …


U.S. trade deficit fell in July

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July as imports declined slightly and exports rose to the highest level in 10 months, a possible sign that global demand for American products …


China’s imports, exports fall again in July

China’s exports fell again in July by an unexpectedly wide margin while a decline in imports accelerated in a possible sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.


U.S. Shifts Trade Focus To Fuji Film

The Clinton administration, facing criticism that it settled for a mediocre deal with Japan on autos, launched a new trade battle with its chief economic rival Monday. This time the …