Stories tagged: tariffs
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:22 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 7:54 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
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 …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
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.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
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.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn in as president yet and he’s already wreaking havoc in Mexico’s economy.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
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.
Tue., July 19, 2016
The pledge to make America great again” is not an economic project. It’s an exercise in mass psychology.
Fri., May 20, 2016
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.
Sun., March 27, 2016
TPP strengthens our ties to burgeoning markets, giving our exporters a chance to expand and grow.
Tue., May 5, 2015
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. …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 5, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
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 …