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US exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed …


Editorial: TPP a boon to Washington

The Trans-Pacific Partnership removes trade barriers and opens new markets. It could also boost wages overseas and at home.


Asia-Pacific region trade pact signed

President Barack Obama is applauding the signing of an ambitious free trade agreement among 12 countries that he says would support jobs in the United States.


France to U.S.: Lift economic embargo on Cuba

France called on the U.S. to lift the economic embargo against Cuba during a historic state visit Monday by the Caribbean island’s president aimed at boosting economic relations between Havana …


Froma Harrop: The left is wrong on fast-track trade issue

The left’s success in denying President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. Elizabeth Warren – …


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. …


Spin Control: Misunderstanding and the case of the dropped ‘S’

OLYMPIA – The Capitol environs are replete with acronyms. Agencies are known by three-letter describers and programs are rarely mentioned by their full names. But last week’s Senate hearing into …


Washington laments loss of ag trade with Cuba

HAVANA –The aisle of a Havana grocery store is lined with shelf after shelf of cheddar-flavored Pringles. At the deli counter, there are dozens of boxes of frozen fish sticks. …


Kansas farmer sues Monsanto over GMO wheat

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. …


USDA: Unapproved GMO wheat in Oregon field

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.


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 …


Washington potatoes headed to South Korea

OLYMPIA – As a Washington delegation wrapped up a trade mission in Asia this week, the United States and South Korea worked out a deal on the export of one …


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 …


Gregoire plans trade mission

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will be leaving next month for a weeklong trade mission to Ireland and England. Gregoire announced Wednesday she would be leading a delegation of more …


Gregoire plugs spuds in China, Vietnam

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking diners in Asia if they want fries with that.


EU to appeal ruling by WTO on Airbus

GENEVA – The European Union will appeal today a landmark trade ruling that found it gave planemaker Airbus a wide range of illegal subsidies in its battle with U.S. competitor …


Editorial: Pentagon can’t ignore trade ruling on Airbus

Now that the World Trade Organization has ruled that European airplane maker Airbus has unfairly benefited from four decades of government subsidies, all of the players in the long-running drama …


Illegal Airbus subsidies hurt Boeing, WTO rules

WASHINGTON – With control of the $3 trillion global commercial airplane market up for grabs, the World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that four European governments had provided illegal subsidies over …


Obama, Verner talk trade

Spokane’s mayor on Thursday got a brief audience with President Barack Obama at the White House. Mary Verner was one of about a half dozen mayors Obama picked to ask …


Steel trade ruling backs U.S. industry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that a surge of subsidized Chinese steel has harmed or threatens to harm the U.S. industry, in one of the largest …


Exporters get boost

Companies that ship coal, chemicals, soft drinks and purses to emerging markets like India and China appear to be snapping out of the recession faster than those that are closely …


Locke urges China trade balance

China must avoid unfair practices to bring more balance in trade with the United States, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday.


Bill would ease Cuba restrictions

WASHINGTON – The 1,128-page budget bill that will begin to work its way through Congress this week contains key paragraphs that alter the shape of U.S.-Cuba policy and ease Cuba …


Our View: Cuban trade sanctions counterproductive

John F. Kennedy was president when the United States launched trade sanctions against Cuba. A total of nine presidents have upheld the restrictions without bringing about the desired result. Under …


Obama eases trade rhetoric during first visit to Canada

OTTAWA, Canada – President Barack Obama offered the nation’s largest trading partner assurances Thursday of his support for robust cross-border commerce in a seven-hour visit to Canada that marked his …


787 launch is Boeing’s chance to validate strategy

Boeing Co. and the state of Washington play the trade game better than anyone else in the United States, with the Sunday rollout of the 787 the newest case in …


By visiting Cuba, Otter puts trade before politics

Hard telling what Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is up to in Cuba. He arrived in Havana on Tuesday, but since checking back with his staff in Boise has been semi-incommunicado. …


Mexico Agrees To Apple Tariff Talks

The Mexican government has agreed to a new round of talks with U.S. apple producers next week to consider suspending a huge tariff on shipments into that country, an industry …


U.N. Allows Iraq To Sell Some Oil To Stem Suffering Monitors Will Make Sure Profits Go To Food And Medicine

In a deal likely to lower oil prices, Iraq signed an oil-for-food agreement with the United Nations on Monday that will allow Baghdad to sell $1 billion worth of oil …


Auto Dealers Hope For Best, Wait For Word Local Dealerships Doubt U.S. Will Impose Tariffs On Imports

Faced with the prospect of doubled inventory costs and stymied consumer demand, Inland Northwest dealers of Japanese luxury imports are surprisingly unfazed. Most say the tariffs won’t significantly dent overall …