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UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …


Canada tariffs on U.S. goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Trump’s own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday in a tit for tat response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Tariffs will drive car prices up ‘dramatically,’ AutoNation CEO says

Auto prices in the United States will rise “dramatically” if the Trump administration imposes tariffs, AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Harley-Davidson, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.


Popularity of tariffs on China may lead to pain

Farmers and workers would be hit hard if China imposes agricultural tariffs, targeting many counties that make up the president’s base.


India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports

Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …


Dana Milbank: Trump says trade wars are ‘easy.’ Here come the first American casualties.

President Trump believes that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” So he started one. Now the casualties are beginning to return home from the battlefield, and on Capitol …


From boat makers to farmers, U.S.-led tariff war inflicts pain

A brawl that the United States provoked with its closest trading partners is starting to draw blood. On Friday, the European Union began imposing tariffs on $3.4 billion in American …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

EU imposes tariffs on U.S. peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the …


Whiskey tariffs hurting Dry Fly Distilling’s international sales

Dry Fly Distilling is losing international whiskey sales as a trade war develops between the U.S. and its allies.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 4 p.m.

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other U.S. goods from Friday

The European Union will start taxing on Friday a range of imports from the U.S., including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s …


Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese …


Trump: Trudeau’s criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “learned” from the mistake of criticizing him, and it’s going to cost Canada “a lot of money.”


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday, tweeting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement …


Robert J. Samuelson: Trump’s trade myths

You cannot understand President Trump’s so-called “trade war” without acknowledging that it’s mostly about politics and not about economics. Trump has embarked on a giant marketing campaign to convince us …


EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports from July

The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Apple growers brace for Mexican tariff

When Washington apples were caught in a 2010 trade dispute with Mexico, it cost growers $44 million.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

GOP senators push for bill to rein in Trump on tariffs

Key Senate Republicans are pushing longshot legislation that would require Congress to sign off on President Donald Trump’s import tariffs, a rare attempt to stand up to the administration on …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they would work

As a tool of national trade policy, tariffs had long been fading into history, a relic of 19th and early 20th centuries that most experts regarded as mutually harmful to …


U.S. commerce secretary in Beijing for talks on trade surplus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China’s promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff …


Macron talks to Trump, says tariffs illegal and a mistake

French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a “mistake.”


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Going it alone: US alienates allies before taking on Beijing

The Trump administration’s decision to slap tariffs on its top allies could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ hand as he landed in Beijing on Saturday to try to fend off …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. impose new trade tariffs; EU, Mexico pledge to retaliate

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows …


Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry

Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers …