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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 …


Trump’s China tariffs risk costing U.S. jobs, new study shows

The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

U.S. manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.


Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China’s biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales …


Don C. Brunell: Trade war would hit Washington hard

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard. Avoiding that possibility should be …


Northern Washington winery looking to export to China

The new owners of a northern Washington winery are looking to export products to China despite trading disputes between the U.S. and the Asian country.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

China president’s conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping’s pledge Tuesday to open his country’s market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has …


Stocks dive as U.S. proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620

Another increase in trade tensions has stocks falling sharply Friday as the U.S. considers an even larger set of tariffs on imports from China and the two countries exchange pointed …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

China vows to ‘counterattack’ U.S. as trade spat worsens

China’s government vowed Friday to “counterattack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Region’s wheat growers wary of Chinese tariffs in response to Trump trade moves

China’s inclusion of U.S. wheat in its plans for retaliatory tariffs based on pledges by the Donald Trump administration has drawn concerns from the region’s wheat producers, who are already …


U.S. proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s alleged theft of American technology.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

U.S. vs. China: a ‘slap-fight,’ not a trade war. So far

On Wall Street, the stock market buckled on the prospect of an all-out trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. But it hasn’t come to that – not yet, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

China imposing new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit, other products

China says it’s rolling out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Trump’s call for tariffs creating anxiety in the Farm Belt

In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there’s a palpable sense of unease …


China ‘open’ to talks with U.S. amid spiraling tariff spat

China’s government said Monday it is open to negotiating with Washington amid a spiraling tariff dispute following a news report American officials have submitted a list of market-opening requests.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Why Trump’s latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

President Ronald Reagan once likened trade wars to the pie fights in old Hollywood comedies. One pie in the face leads to another. And then another. Suddenly, the world’s financial …


China tells U.S. it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

China’s newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs …


Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce

The Trump administration’s move to impose tariffs on countries like China undermines the rules-based system of global commerce that the United States itself helped create after World War II, experts …


EU deplores U.S. tactics in negotiating tariffs

European Union leaders vented their frustration Friday that they only obtained a temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and argue the measure should never have applied to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

China targets $3 billion of U.S. goods in tariff spat

China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded Friday for a bigger battle over technology policy …


China may hike tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum, other goods

China announced a list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday on which it might raise tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration’s tariff hikes by saying it may order higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Trump to ‘pause’ looming metal tariffs for some countries

The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration, U.S. …


Trump targets China as US businesses await backlash

Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Trump’s possible China tariffs bring loud protests – in U.S.

President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to …


EU releases list of U.S. products that could face duties

The European Union on Friday published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump’s steel and …