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UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that …


Ryan pushes Trump to take ‘more surgical’ approach to tariffs

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday he’s had multiple conversations with President Donald Trump in which he has urged the president to take “a more surgical approach” to instituting tariffs …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Trump, Ryan face off in rare public GOP clash over tariffs

In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which …


Tori K. Whiting: Higher tariffs mean higher prices – and fewer jobs

It got relatively little attention at the time, but two proclamations that President Donald Trump signed in January could have a large effect on your wallet. The proclamations in question …


Electrolux halts Tennessee project after tariff announcement

Electrolux says its plans for a $250 million plant expansion in Tennessee are on hold, and the Swedish appliance maker is pointing to President Donald Trump’s tariff action as the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Trump’s tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOP

Republicans in Congress have learned to ignore President Donald Trump’s policy whims, knowing whatever he says one day on guns, immigration or other complicated issues could very well change by …


China looks to defuse trade tensions, asks U.S. for talks

President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser told U.S. business leaders in Washington that China hopes the White House will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Speculation, uncertainty ripple across Washington after steel import tariffs announced

President Donald Trump’s plan to slap large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ignite a global trade war that hurts American consumers as well as Washington’s aerospace and agriculture …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Trade war? Trump orders big tariffs on steel, aluminum

Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump declared Thursday the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners …


U.S. group: Beijing will retaliate if Trump acts on trade

The head of an American business group said Tuesday that Chinese officials warned him “there will be retaliation” if President Donald Trump launches trade remedies in disputes over technology, steel …


Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

President Donald Trump is signing a measure Tuesday imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 11:58 p.m.

Trump approves tariffs on solar-energy imports

Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs …


Harrop: Trump’s NAFTA insults hurt Americans

Leaving NAFTA, the American Automotive Policy Council concludes, would amount to a “$10 billion tax” on U.S. manufacturers. U.S. makers of auto parts say it would force them alone to …


EU weighs retaliatory measures as U.S. eyes steel tariffs

The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Trudeau’s reward for courting Trump is a trade war over lumber

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always played nice with Donald Trump. The refugee-hugging liberal bit his tongue, flooded Washington with envoys, feted Ivanka Trump on Broadway and relentlessly talked …


Robert J. Samuelson: Trade warrior takes on phantom menace

What Trump gets from his trade crusade is a (false) rallying cry for more U.S. jobs. What the United States gets, if anything, is less clear.


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 …


Trudy Rubin: Trump ushers in state of disunion

His “America first” message to the world promised an aggressive brand of U.S. isolationism that will undermine our allies, and give adversaries a green light to expand their influence.


With or without wall, Trump wreaks havoc on Mexico’s economy

Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn in as president yet and he’s already wreaking havoc in Mexico’s economy.


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 …


Ryan pushes back on Trump, says Congress will not raise tariffs

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, in a break from President-elect Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Congress is not going to increase taxes on imports and exports.


Trump’s trade talk raises concerns

About one-third of Washington state jobs depend on trade, so it’s nerve-racking to watch the Trump administration flout diplomatic tradition with China, trash trade deals and promote steep tariffs.


Robert Samuelson: Don’t expect truth-telling in Cleveland

The pledge to make America great again” is not an economic project. It’s an exercise in mass psychology.


Candidates vow to fight inequality

Clinton and Trump, in their different ways, are promising to restore some balance to a polarized system of wages, and a dramatically lopsided distribution of wealth.


Michael Senske: TPP paves way for growth at home

TPP strengthens our ties to burgeoning markets, giving our exporters a chance to expand and grow.


Robert J. Samuelson: Trans-Pacific Partnership about more than trade

The trouble with our trade debates is that people assume they’re only about economics. Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has also been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. …


US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

WASHINGTON — A federal trade panel found China responsible today for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese …


US accuses China over duties on auto exports

WASHINGTON — The United States launched a trade complaint today against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports …