Stories tagged: free trade
Tue., July 31, 2018
After President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week, tensions between the two economic powerhouses abated, as the United States and the European Union announced an …
Sun., July 29, 2018
Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:40 a.m.
The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
The Trump administration on Saturday rejected a statement from other leading economies that warned against the perils of trade protectionism, the latest sign of how the administration’s more combative approach …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
The U.S. government produces some of the best and most complete data in the world – information that helps the economy work well. Trustworthy statistics are a vital national asset.
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.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations ended their annual summit Sunday with a call to resist protectionism amid signs of increased free-trade skepticism, highlighted by the victory of Donald Trump in …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
There is much frustration about the U.S. economy and the acute loss of manufacturing jobs in this nation. But insisting upon isolationist or protectionist economic policy is not the cure …
Tue., March 22, 2016
Free-trade benefits are widely disbursed while the social costs concentrate on unemployed workers and bankrupt companies.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
Berating “the establishment” and “Washington insiders” is simplistic, and misleading.